MUSIC | GREG LEWIS ORGAN MONK TRIO FEATURING JERRY WELDON
Join us in the Lichtenstein Theater for a Jazz extravaganza with virtuoso organist, pianist, and composer Greg Lewis, a highly accomplished mainstay on New York City’s jazz, blues, and funk scenes. Deeply committed to discovering his musical language through specific jazz techniques, the NYC native has said, “I’m creating music for the next generation of jazz innovators.” Lewis, who uses the Hammond B3 organ’s enormous sonic range to playfully turn traditional jazz melodies and notes into harmonic insights, was named one of “Top 5 Rising Stars” on organ on DownBeat’s 64th annual critic’s poll in 2016.
Lewis will be joined by internationally renowned tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon, noted for his involvement in various groups such as Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Harry Connick, Jr.s big band, and with guitarist/singer George Benson. A “veteran” of the New York jazz scene, he has been on the jazz scene for more than 35 years and has eight CDs under his belt.