Amazon.com Widgets

Beverly Lewis

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

I've been in the entertainment business most of my life. As a child I was singing in local radio commercials in Toledo and was the voice and tap sounds heard on a lot of the records that kids who took dance lessons danced to. By the way, that was how I paid for my dancing lessons by doing the vocals for the records used by the dance studio.

I owe a big thank you to many of the Jazz and Blues Musicians and singers in Toledo and Detroit that graciously helped me along the way in my early days.

My first band gigs were with the Johnny Knorr Big Band when I was 13 and the The Dixieland Jazz band at 14. During this time I was also doing theatre. Little did I know that all those musicals that I was in would be a good start for me in building a jazz repertoire. You know jazzers, they like their standards. During the late '70s, I went on the road with a show band. When that tour ended, I moved to South Florida and landed a house gig on the first night that I got in to town singing with a Big Band at a club called “In The Mood.” I stayed around South Florida for a couple of years working the local clubs doing “top 40” and some of the rock clubs on the beach. I was offered a gig with a show/dance band that was going to start their tour at the Americana Casino in Aruba, so I took it. When we came back to the states we played clubs from Florida to Canada and all the way west to New Mexico. When that tour ended, I came back home to South Florida. I I've always loved soul music and the Blues. I've spent many hours listening to B.B. King, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Rawls, Sarah Vaugh, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Eddie Jefferson, Al Jarreau, Righteous Brothers, Denise LaSalle, Ernestine Anderson, Elvis and of course, Delbert McClinton. As you can see, my tastes are Eclectic. Good music is just good music....
read more

  • BUY

    All Shades of Blues

    TMB Records
    2010
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Latest Release

All Shades Of Blues

TMB Records (2010)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Beverly Lewis events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Become a fan of Beverly Lewis Track
Here's a juicey little snippet from the review that C. Michael Bailey wrote for me...

“The pairing of “Every Day I have The Blues” and “Fine and Mellow” is as inspired as its slick arrangement, burning intensely and scorching all behind it, making it a great set closer. The Miles Davis/Oscar Brown, Jr. “All Blues” provides Lewis an excellent jazz vehicle with a blues subtext, as the singer negotiates the piece with precision and class, never overdoing it in the technical department. Buddy Johnson's “Since I Fell for You,” provides an Etta James vibe, taking the edge off the disc's hard blues.”

Rank: 14,096 Views: 1,868
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Beverly Lewis profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Beverly Lewis musician profile.