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JT Lewis

drums



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J.T. HAS PERFORMED AND RECORDED OVER 200 RECORDS AND CD'S WITH MANY ARTISTS FROM POP ICONS SUCH AS STING, TINA TURNER, LOU REED, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, JACK BRUCE, DEBBIE HARRY, ELVIS COSTELLO, HERBIE HANCOCK, VANESSA WILLIAMS, RUBEN BLADES, WHITNEY HOUSTON, ROY AYERS, PHYLLIS HYMAN, BOBBI HUMPHREY, AND THE GREAT GARLAND JEFFREYS, .... JAZZ LEGENDS SUCH AS LENA HORNE, STANLEY TURRENTINE, LITTLE JIMMY SCOTT, MARLENA SHAW, TERRI THORNTON, TO JAZZ REVOLUTIONARIES SUCH AS DON PULLEN, HENRY THREADGILL, DAVID MURRAY, STANLEY JORDAN, SONNY SHARROCK, BUTCH MORRIS, AND MANY MORE ..HE WAS IN DON PULLENS ''AFRICAN BRAZILIAN CONNECTION'' FOR 4 YRS AND RECORDED 2 CD'S,'' LIVE IN MONTREAUX'', AND ''COMMON GROUND'', WHICH WAS A VERY UNIQUE COLLABORATION WITH THE LAKOTA TRIBE,''THE CHIEF CLIFF SINGERS'', AND COMBINING JAZZ AND TRADTIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC. HE ALSO PERFORMS ON AND OFF WITH A MULTITUDE OF DAVID MURRAY CONFIGURATIONS AND HAS RECORDED 2 CD'S ''SHAKILLS 2'', AND ''THE LONG GOODBYE'', A TRIBUTE TO DON PULLEN,.... HE ALSO PLAYS WITH HOWARD JOHNSONS' TUBA ENSEMBLE ''GRAVITY'',...HE SPENT 4 YRS IN THE HENRY THREADGILL BAND CALLED ''MAKE A MOVE''AND RECORDED 1 CD CALLED ''WHERE'S YOUR CUP''? HE HAS ALSO BEEN THE DRUMMER FOR POP DIVA/ACTRESS/BROADWAY PERFORMER VANESSA WILLIAMS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS AND RUNNING!!! AND HAS RECORDED 2 CD'S WITH HER, ''SILVER AND GOLD'' AND ''EVERLASTING LOVE''...HIS LOVE OF MUSIC OF ALL KINDS REFLECTS IN THE RANGE OF MUSIC HE PERFORMS.... , HE GREW UP IN JAMAICA QUEENS, N.Y. WHEN IT WAS A BASTION FOR GREAT MUSICIANS, LENNY WHITE , BILLY COBHAM, ROY HAYNES, TED DUNBAR, WERE HIS MENTORS, MARCUS MILLER AND OMAR HAKIM AND RONNY DRAYTON ALSO GREW UP WITH J.T. IN THIS AREA OF NEW YORK .....HE GREW UP LISTENING TO JAZZ, TRANE, MILES, MONK, AND THE SOUNDS COMING FROM ROCK, JIMI HENDRIX, SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, SANTANA, LED ZEPPELIN, CREAM,...ETC...AND WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BLACK ROCK SOUND COMING FROM QUEENS AND BROOKLYN....HE WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL DRUMMERS OF VERNON REIDS LIVING COLOUR..,AND IS NOW COLEADER OF THE BAND HARRIET TUBMAN WITH MELVIN GIBBS AND BRANDON ROSS..THEY HAVE 2 CDS RELEASED.... HE ALSO IS PERFORMING ON BRANDON ROSS' CURRENT SOLO CD (COSTUME), AND WILL ALSO BE PERFORMING ON THE NEW CD BY BRANDON COMING THIS YEAR..AND CURRENTLY COLLABORATING WITH HERVE SAMB (GUITARIST FROM SENEGAL), ON A NEW POWER AFRICAN TRIO.,HE IS LONGTIME FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR WITH FERNANDO SAUNDERS WHO HE PLAYED FOR 4 YRS WITH LOU REED AND RECORDED THE ''MISTRIAL'' ALBUM WITH FERNANDO AND LOU..AND IS ON FERNANDOS' UPCOMING CD.AND HAS A SONG HE CO'WROTE WITH FERNANDO CALLED ''LIVE IN SPAIN''.....HE IS ALSO PART OF THE DOWNTOWN SCENE IN NY AND FREQUENTLY HAS WORKED WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS JOE BOWIE AND DEFUNKT, BUTCH MORRIS, JOSH ROSEMAN, BILL LASWELL , KIP HANRAHAN, AND MARC RIBOT, WHO ARE ALSO CUTTING EDGE MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERS... JT BRINGS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE TO WHATEVER PROJECT THAT HE IS INVOLVED WITH.


Firehouse 12 Performances

Harriet Tubman Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:00p
8:30p
Harriet Tubman Double Trio Friday, October 14, 2011, 10:00p
8:30p
Brandon Ross & Blazing Beauty Friday, September 18, 2009, 10:00p
8:30p


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