02.15.13Recap of Awesome event
Wednesday night i had the honor of performing with Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis opening for Amiri Baraka . Wow what a amazing night ! Truly thankful and Humbled by the event .
If your interested in online Lesson and Tips please hit me up www.jblewis.com
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
09.28.12Excited to be playing with Federico Ughi ! please come out and listen --
Excited to be playing with these cats tomorrow - ( second Set) ! please join us
- Fire House Space
Darius Jones: alto saxophone
Eri Yamamoto: piano
Ed Schuller: bass
Federico Ughi: drums + compositions
Saturday September 29th
8pm and 9:30pm
246 Frost Street
L Train to Graham Ave
09.04.12New York Record
Review of Concert at whole foods with Charles Gayle , William Parker , Marvin Bugalu Smith , James Brandon Lewis
08.13.12New GIGS & HAPPY B DAY
Please check out the gig updates and come out and support . Also Today is my Birthday and as Celebration of MY B day and a sincere thanks to all those who have supported my Music of the years I am offering debut cd MOMENT for 5 bucks .
Thank you for the support ! Continue to support Indie Artist
07.24.12Awesome Time at NYC poetry Festival
This Past Weekend i had the honor of performing with poet Thomas Sayers Ellis at the New York City poetry festival. I had a awesome time . Be looking out for more from this DUO .
NEw trio in the works Be looking out ! Excited
04.29.12Interesting Weather report !
Alphonso Johnson and Friends came to play for the students at Reed Middle School. The band had sent out their letter and resume to 30 or more schools, but only two responded. Walter Reed, always jumping at musical opportunities, got to hear this band first.
Alphonso Johnson played with Weather Report, the outstanding assemblage of musical Olympians from the mightiest moment in jazz fusion history. His ability to relax and inform the audience was a rare combination of humor, generosity, and experience. The kids were instantly on board—and middle school students are a tough crowd!
The rest of the band was equally accomplished: Mario Austin on trombone, Jeff Richman on guitar, James Brandon Lewis on Sax, Matt Star on drums, and Gary Fugashima on keyboards. Amazing band, great concert, thanks to our music director at Reed, Stephen McDonough for saying "Yes!"
04.25.12LETTER TO ALL INDIE GO GO SUPPORTERS
To all the donors that helped with the production of " Divine Travels " featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis , William Parker , Gerald Cleaver I would Like to Say Thank You so much . Its been a Long Process and the Record is finished . I am in the process of communicating with several Labels for possible release World Wide, and apologize for the delay . I would like to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and you will receive your items as promised before the record is released . I Thank you so Much , More Updates soon !
04.20.12DAILY QUOTES /Inspiration
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04.19.12NEW SECTION _ QUOTE /INSPIRATION
HELLO EVERYONE JUST WANTED TO WRITE TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW I START A NEW SECTION " QUOTE/INSPIRATION TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE . BEST WISHES PUSH AHEAD BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
04.17.12NEWS & THANKS
Thankful the opportunities I have gotten and continue to embracing the Moment .... updates soon" Divine Travels " James Brandon Lewis Gerald Cleaver , William Parker. Thanks to Everyone for your support, and patience. Remember Rome was not built in a day :-) love you all
04.11.12MISSED REDCAT PERFORMANCE PLEASE CHECK OUT
Brzytwa, Robinson, Lewis at Redcat Studio Series Spring 2012
03.24.12Featured on ALL ABOUT JAZZ - " TAKE FIVE WITH JAMES BRANDON LEWIS
TAKE FIVE WITH JAMES BRANDON LEWIS
03.19.12Awesome GIG with Alphonso Johnson Group
Wow what a great gig ! Shout out to all those who came out to Cafe Cordiale to hear the Alphonso Johnson group with a host of Amazing players . Look out for more gigs with this group
03.07.12Two Awesome nights at The World Stage
Want To thanks Eric Klerks , Joanna Malfatti , Kevin Robinson , Maryclare Brzytwa for Two Amazing nights at the world stage
Click the link to Hear a clip of the 1st night of Trios
James Brandon Lewis Trio
James Brandon Lewis - Tenor saxophone
Joanna Malfatti - Drums
Eric Klerks - Bass
01.24.12NEW Group Art Trio
PLEASE CHECK YOU TUBE LINK
01.17.12Art of trio /Robinson, Brzytwa, Lewis
Art of trio is a Woodwind Trio consisting of Bari, Tenor Sax, and Flute. Drawing on the diversity of their musical backgrounds, Brzytwa, Lewis, and Robinson search for the common thread they share as deeply committed improvisers. Collectively the performers have spent time honing their chops with Traditional and Contemporary classical music, Jazz, and Electronic music. Together, they have cultivated abeautifully distinctive vocabulary of long tones, rhythmic grooves, tonal lattices, and vibrations of microtonal clashing and resonance. The players have performed in a diversity of venues both domestic and abroad such as Roy Disney Concert Hall, Gilles Peterson’s WorldWide Festival, Festival des Musiques Innovatrices, and many others. They will make their New York Debut at John Zorn’s The Stone” in June 2012. This ensemble performs creative, improvised music that draws on the traditions of Jazz, Chamber, Electronic music and beyond.
01.17.12Art of trio /Robinson, Brzytwa, Lewis Playing The Stone in june NYC
Creative Improvised Music drawing on the traditions of Jazz, Chamber, Electronic music and beyond.
01.04.12Releasing Soon !
Be Looking out For "Divine Travels "featuring William Parker, Gerald Cleaver and Thomas Sayers Ellis
01.01.12Matthew Shipp Counts His Blessings for 2011
Friend and Mentor Matthew Shipp Had a awesome 2011 and 2012 will be even better . Check out his list of Blessings
12.31.11HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Excited about 2012 New Album " Divine Travels " Featuring World Renown artist Thomas Sayers Ellis , William Parker, Gerald Cleaver Updates here www.jblewis.com To all that Contributed to the PROJECT i say THANK YOU ! big things ahead ... more news soon on release ...... Happy New Year
Season Greetings to Everyone ! Look Forward to the Release of " Divine Travels " 2012 big things ahead check out the reviews of my last release "Moments " on Revivalist/okayplayer. Thanks to all who have Contributed to my success .
12.21.11NEW FAN PAGE UP ON FACEBOOK
Hey you all please keep in contact with me through various social networks I have a new Facebook Page Check it out https://www.facebook.com/JBLEWIS1983
12.12.11Cd is Mixed & Mastered
Hey Folks the CD is mixed and mastered ! looking forward to sharing soon , stay updated !
11.21.11MADE IT TO NYC
HEY FOLKS I ARRIVED HERE IN THE BIGGEST CITY IN THE USA . ARRIVED YESTERDAY AROUND 6 PM EAST COAST TIME . I MET A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE THOMAS SAYERS ELLIS AT PENN STATION , HAD DINNER , AND YEAH THATS ABOUT IT GETTING READY FOR EXCITING WEEK OF PRACTICING AND RECORDING MUSIC !
11.16.11CAMPAIGN FOR DIVINE TRAVELS A SUCCESS
BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE CAMPAIGN .THE CAMPAIGN WAS FULLY FUNDED , I AM SO THANKFUL IT WAS A LONG PROCESS VERY NERVY BUT WE ACCOMPLISHED A MAJOR GOAL . DIVINE TRAVELS WILL BE RECORDED NOVEMBER 22ND AT SKYLINE PRO STUDIOS ! WILLIAM PARKER/GERALD CLEAVER /JAMES BRANDON LEWIS
ONCE AGAIN THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED BY EITHER DONATION OR SPREADING.
10.30.11A CALL FOR SUPPORT !
I am trying to rally support for album " Divine Travels" with William Parker and Gerald Cleaver. Only 17 days left http://www.indiegogo.com/James-Brandon-Lewis-presents-Divine-Travels
Campaign is pushing Ahead " Divine Travels " is Featured on Indiegogo's page . I am truly humbled and thankful for all the support , Much love to all ... lets go team pushing ahead
10.24.11We are building Steam
Thanks goes out to all those who have contributed to the campaign ! we have some time left but i believe we will make things happen . To update you all-
I have an incredible opportunity to record an album with 2 world-renowned artist - Bassist/ Composer William Parker and the incredible drummer Gerald Cleaver! I am trying raise funding for this project. Please check it out! Anything and everything helps. http://www.indiegogo.com/James-Brandon-Lewis-presents-Divine-Travels
10.15.11Campaign Launch in full swing for new album " Divine Travels "
Hey every one just to update you the Campaign for the New album " Divine Travels " is in Full swing the Album will feature two Amazing Musicians William Parker , and Gerald Cleaver . I am thankful and humbled to this project underway !. Please click on divine travels & support
10.11.11EP " Mission Statement " Available for Download
EP " Mission Statement" Now Available for Download
James Brandon Lewis - tenor saxophone
Eric Klerks - Bass
Joanna Malfatti - Drums
Specials Guest - Kevin Robinson - woodwinds
10.10.11EP " Mission Statement " Available for Download
EP " Mission Statement " will be Available for Download Shortly
James Brandon Lewis - Tenor saxophone
Eric Klerks - Bass
Joanna Malfatti - drums
and special guest - Kevin robinson
10.08.11Looking Forward to a great Week
Hey Everybody been a while. This week is going to be Amazing . Tomorrow I will film the video for a Campaign i will be launching this week to raise funds for me next album entitled " Divine Travels " . News on who will be appearing on the album made this week as well. Excited !
Hey Folks make sure you check my Calender i have some great things coming up , as well as a new trio album in the works !
Hey all Reading this ! Been thinking of recording a trio album ! hopefully sooner than later , thinking about new compositions , i am excited . Hope to do that soon . Please keep updated with me on here or www.twitter.com/jblewis1983
06.07.11WOW what an experience at the Atlantic Center For the Arts
Words cannot express my experience at The Atlantic Center For the Arts . Three weeks of Great Music, Food, People ,Visual Art and Poetry . I am humbled and i walk away with feeling like i have found my center , and have realized the beauty of art and the effects it has on people . Please Check the Link and Stay up to date follow me here or www.twitter.com/jblewis1983
06.07.11Another Great Review
Thank you to Okay Player / Revivalist for an amazing review . I am Humbled and thankful to continue to push forward
05.10.11Thank you to Jazz 88.3 IN San Diego
Thank you to Jazz 88.3 IN San Diego For your Support of my Music . Big Thanks to Claudia Russell
I will Be Traveling Next Week to the Atlantic Center For the Arts in New Smyrna Florida for an Artist residency working with pianist Matthew Shipp and other Amazing Artist ..... Should Be Awesome
I would Like to Thank Bethany Baptist church and the city of Syracuse For Hosting such a Wonderful Event . I was happy and thankful to be invited . Lots of love
FOLLOW ME ON PANDORA ...... DEBUT ALBUM "MOMENTS " NOW ON PANDORA
02.22.11Great Things ahead
Hey Everybody , new concerts and gigs coming soon . Also please check me out on Pandora ,,,,,, as well as click on gigs , I have a performance in Syracuse NY this Friday should be Awesome . Well Have a Great week , much love and music
12.03.10MOMENTS FEATURED On EJAZZNEWS.COM
BIG THANKS TO KRIS KING FOR FEATURING " MOMENTS " TITLE TRACK FROM DEBUT ALBUM BY SAXOPHONIST JAMES BRANDON LEWIS ! CHECK IT OUT TODAY !
12.03.10BIG THINGS IN STORE
AS THIS YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE , THE COMING YEAR WILL BRING NEW PROJECTS recording ,gigs etc and Other Great THINGS so stay tuned in ,.
11.17.10LIVE INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
HEY EVERYBODY PLEASE TUNE IN TODAY AS I WILL BE DISCUSSING MY DEBUT ALBUM " MOMENTS " WITH GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY AT 1PM EAST COAST TIME . IF YOU DID NOT GET YOUR COPY OF MOMENTS GET IT TODAY ! MUCH LOVE THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
JAMES BRANDON LEWIS
11.08.10New Films Internationl
Had an Amazing gig Last night at a New FiLms International event -with Zana Mesihovic and the Balkan Soul Orchestra ... such great vibes , musicians listening to each other and connect for the greater purpose , which is the "Music" ! Look out For The Album Release of Zana & Balkan Soul Orchestra .. should be Amazing
11.01.10BIG STUFF AHEAD
Well " Moments " debut album from saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is doing well in the Market place . It has been featured on various radio stations such as KSDS 88.3 in San diego. A great review featured on www.jazzreview.com . Also the Jblewis quartet recently played a gig at Universal Bar and Grill which feature Jack Kyokong on Bass, Keita Akutsu on drums and Robert Holliday on piano .It was really great and there was a pretty good crowd video from this soon . Look for More gigs and fun soon so stay tuned
10.25.10GIG THIS WEEK COME OUT AND SUPPORT
James Brandon Lewis- saxophonist
Keita Akutsu-drums, Jack Kyokong-bass, Robert Holliday-piano
Universal Bar and Grill
Address 4093 Lankershim Blvd • North Hollywood CA 91602
21 & Over Venue
Cover @ door is $7.00
FREE Street Parking all around Venue
07.19.10DEBUT " MOMENTS GETTING RADIO LOVE
DEBUT ALBUM CD " MOMENTS " BY SAXOPHONIST JAMES BRANDON LEWIS GETTING LOVE on San DIego Radio Station www.jazz88.org . I want to thank jazz 88 for showing love and support
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CHECK DOWNLOADS AND DOWNLOAD SOME REALLY GREAT MUSIC ! MUCH LOVE
05.18.10Check this out
05.14.101st cd review of debut cd " MOMENTS "
With a debut as strong as Moments, Lewis certainly has the potential to be a strong, innovative voice in jazz.
05.01.10MISSED THE CONCERT " JOURNEY " WATCH TODAY ONLINE
CLICK CONCERT -JOURNEY
04.15.10BLOG ABOUT CONCERT " JOURNEY " HELD AT ROY O DISNEY HALL DONE BY PHOTOGRAPHER JESSICA CASTILLO
PLEASE READ ! RECITAL WILL BE READY FRO DOWNLOAD SOON
04.13.10DEBUT ALBUM ONLINE NOW!!!!!
support good music ! debut album " Moments" now online
03.28.10CD RELEASE OF " MOMENTS "
2 dollar shows presents
James Brandon Lewis Quintet
Debut CD Release Entitled
The inspiration behind his premier album Moments, James offers the listener the chance to escape to the Sunshine of South Africa, to a park where children play, to moments of solitude and reflection. This work features a wide array of material from soulful grooves of the title track “Moments “to the sweet innocence of a child with the waltz “Leilani” to the heart pounding African drumming on “I remember South Africa”. This work is a journey through different time periods that we all experience in life. The album will uplift you, make you laugh, make you smile and think of the times you have shared with family, friends and loved ones. James Brandon Lewis presents a piece that will be remembered for its sincerity, its honesty and for the journey it takes the listener.
The cd -features amazing musicians -
---------- The James Brandon Lewis Quintet
James Brandon Lewis - Tenor saxophone
Neil Kogan - Guitar
Ben Shepherd- Bass
John Shebalin-Drums & Percussion
Susan Allen- Harp
Tim Carr- Drums
Aaron Chavez- percussion
Kevin Robinson -tenor saxophone
JAMES BRANDON LEWIS QUINTET CD DEBUT" MOMENTS " UNKNOWN THEATER
Friday, April 9, 2010 at 9:45pm
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:45am
the Unknown Theatre
1110 Seward St.
Los Angeles, CA
03.12.10CD RELEASE APRIL 9TH TWO DOLLAR SHOWS PRESENTS JAMES BRANDON LEWIS QUINTET
SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC , MORE INFO CHECK THIS WEBSITE , AND WWW.TWODOLLARSHOWS.COM... CD DEBUT ENTITLED MOMENTS
03.08.10FOLLOW MY BAND ON TWITTER
FOR LIVE UPDATES ON NEWS AROUND THE CLOCK FOLLOW MY BAND ON TWITTER
03.03.10MY RECITAL IS TODAY
FOLKS PLEASE SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC ---------- ALSO MY CD SINGLE MOMENTS IS NOW ON iTUNES , ITUNES, ITUNES
02.23.10AFRICAN AMERICAN ART EXPERINCE (EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY)
CULTURAL FESTIVAL ! SHOULD BE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE ,,, LIVE MUSIC, GUEST SPEAKERS, ETC STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES !
02.22.10SINGLE NOW AVAILBLE ON AMAZON PLEASE SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC
"MY DEBUT SINGLE MOMENTS FEATURING
02.22.10Get the single today " MOMENTS
click on purchases and download the Cd single " Moments" get your copy today of amazon today
02.08.10PLEASE PLEASE CHECK UP LOTS OF GREAT THINGS HAPPENING
GRAD RECITAL IS APPROACHING FAST ! MARCH 3RD BE THERE OR BE SQUARE HAAAA ANYWAYS PLEASE CHECK
02.01.10PLEASE COME SUPPORT LIVE MUISC
lots of great music. please come to calarts and see lots of great art ! MONDAY FEB 1st MY GOOD FRIEND MORGAN FITCH IS HAVING HIS MID RES RECITAL 8pm
02.01.10TODAY IS A GREAT DAY FOR MUSIC AND FOR THE FUTURE
LISTEN COME AND SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC ! TONIGHT ROY O DISNEY HALL AT CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS . COME HEAR AN AMAZING MUSICIAN MORGAN FITCH GIVE HIS MID RES RECITAL ... ITS GOING TO BE A BLAST PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT
01.02.10HAPPY NEW YEAR
BIG YEAR ! BIG THINGS LOTS OF LOVE FOR THE NEW YEAR ! PLEASE CHECK MY SITE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON GIGS , CD RELEASE INFO, AND MORE
12.13.09WISH EVERYONE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Happy Holidays Everyone ! " MOMENTS " the cd single will be released soon and ready for download ! be looking out for it
11.09.09GREAT THINGS GOOD WEEK
Hello all !well this past week was amazing ! lots of great music, and fun. I was able to get started on my debut album entitled " Moments" set for a spring release . I am so excited just amazing musicians, and good music.
Also my friend,collaborator, and colleague Zana Mesihovic has had one of her songs placed in a movie to be released soon. I am so happy for her.
Last but not least if your in the Santa Clarita Area friday Nov 12th at 7pm ... please come check out the dance concert - featuring another great artist Mersiha Mesihovic !
Thanks and Blessings
11.02.09BUSY WEEK BUT GREAT GREAT MUSIC
HEY FOLKS ! LISTEN THERE IS ALOT OF GREAT STUFF HAPPENING THIS WEEK AND THIS MONTH PLEASE CICK ON SHOWS FOR THE LATEST CONCERTS !
10.26.09NEW DANCE COLLOBORATION
HELLO EVERYONE STAY TUNED FOR THE DATES FOR THE SOLO DANCE CONCERT AT CALARTS ! I WILL BE WORKING WITH A GREAT CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER MERSIHA MESIHOVIC ... SHE IS A TALENT ON THE VERGE OF GREAT THINGS AND VERY INNOVATIVE .... STAY TUNNED MUCH LOVE
AMAZING SINGER SONG WRITER "ZANA " ! FOLKS IF YOUR INTO SOUL AND WORLD MUSIC PLEASE PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING DATES FOR GIGS as I am collaborating with this fabulous artist , as well as other amazing musicans stay tuned ....... STAY TUNED IN PLEASE YOU DONT WANT TO MISS
KEEP UPDATED WITH THE LATEST FROM JAMES BRANDON LEWIS ---LOOK OUT FOR THE SPRING RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT AlBUM " MOMENTS "
10.18.09THANK YOU FOR VISITING
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING ! HAVE A LOVELY DAY