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James Brandon Lewis

Born: August 13, 1983    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

James Brandon Lewis

Saxophonist/composer James Brandon Lewis was exposed to jazz, gospel, and R&B and at an early age began his journey into the realm of music. He attended Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts located in Buffalo NY. Upon graduating James would continue his musical pursuit At Howard University where he was blessed to have played with some of the finest musicians in the world Benny Golson

Benny Golson
Benny Golson
b.1929
sax, tenor
, Geri Allen, Wallace Roney, Bill Pierce, and many others.James has toured Japan with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble Performing Concerts to raise money for the tsunami victims.James played at the Kennedy Center Honors with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble backing John Legend, KD lang, and Vanessa Williams ...
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With a debut as strong as Moments, Lewis certainly has the potential to be a strong, innovative voice in jazz.

- John Vincent Barron (www.jazzreview.com)

Tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, who refers to himself as a creative musician, successfully unhinges the stifling constrictions of genre on his debut album Moments and emerges with a sound that is both unique and expansive

- Ebony Noelle Golden (http://revivalist.okayplayer.com)

MOMENTS BY SAXOPHONIST JAMES BRANDON LEWIS

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