Harlem Jazz Series - Tony Lewis Trio

Harlem Jazz Series - Tony Lewis Trio in New York on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Harlem Jazz Series - Tony Lewis Trio in New York on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 1200 - 1400
Tony Lewis is a drummer/songwriter from the South Bronx, New York who has worked with a variety of stellar artists including Little Richard, Sting, Cyndi Lauper, Rakim, Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), Michael Hill's Blues Mob, and Craig Harris. 'My defining moment in choosing to play the drums came from watching cats and listening. My dad, who used to play himself, was always bringing home Down Beat magazine so I would look at all the drum ads with Max Roach, Louie Bellson and Ed Shaughnessy of the Tonight Show band fame, Bernard Purdie, Jack DeJohnette, and Billy Cobham. One particular visual for me was watching the movie "The Glenn Miller Story" with James Stewart from 1954. There's a scene where he's performing (or acting like he is) in a little club jammin' with Louis Armstrong. In the club there's another drummer, the great Cozy Cole playing. Another drumming legend Gene Krupa, who played with Miller in real life happens to be in the club. So, the two start playing together on the same kit. While Cozy is sitting down on his own kit, Gene stands next to him playing his floor toms. The way these two got on while playing and created such a lovely little melody/groove on the kit, I was mesmerized, to say the least. In fact, it was inspiring to me to want to continue playing once I saw this.

Featuring - Yayoi Lina Ikawa - Piano, Gary Foote - Bass, Tony Lewis - Drums

More Info: http://harlemjazzboxx.com

Artists: Yayoi Lina Ikawa, Gary Foote, Tony Lewis
Starting Price Per Person
$ 15.00 USD
Other Information
Where
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
55 West 124th Street
New York NY 10027
United States
( Religious - Church - Temple )

                 
Event Organizer Contact
Harlem Jazz Boxx
info@welcometoharlem.com
212-662-7779
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Event ID: 152060

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