Welcome to the Michael C. Lewis website. This summer has been great! Getting back to the root and bearing some fruit! I had some really great performances! On Monday June 29th I hosted the Monday Night Jazz Jam Session at Phil and Derek’s in Houston Texas! Some of my really close friends including Frank Lacy, Shelley Carroll and Cliff Duncan were in the house.
Special thanks to my old friends from Forest Brook High School for continuing to give me incredible support, it was a special treat to see my old band director John Roberts in the house!
I also had the opportunity to share the stage with Saxophonist Kyle Turner and Flutist Althea Rene while I was in town.
On July 19th I performed with RPM Voices of Rhode Island as special guest artist for Gospel Jazz Brunch “Precious Memories.” Much love to my good friend Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson for inviting me to be a part of this inspiring project. I closed the month in Providence Rhode Island as Featured Artist at Aspire with the Joe Potenza Trio on July 24 and playing at Beneficent Church on July 26.
The excitement continues August 22 as I will be featured at Harlem’s newest jazz club, “Cassandra’s Jazz” with the Dwight Dickerson Trio. I look forward to a productive and exciting relationship with Cassandra and Dwight!
The Intimate Journey Project is really starting to come together. It has been a long labor of love but I am very excited about the results. I am honored to be working with some excellent artists who are giving me a hand with the production. First, I want to announce that Contemporary Jazz Saxophone Star Walter Beasley has made an incredible contribution to the project that I know you will enjoy. Other artists include drummer and drum programmer Jermaine “Beat Down” McQueen from my old group BluSyde. Andrei Carriere and Alva Nelson have laid down some funky rhythm guitar and keyboard to a couple of tracks. Billy “Spaceman” Patterson will be making a contribution on guitar as well. Grammy Award winning producer Jeff “The Jedi Master” Jones will be bringing his awesome mixing and mastering skills to the production. There are some amazing contributions from producer/arranger Gerald Trottman! There will be others added to the mix as well. So stay tuned. Thanks for your patience. The Intimate Journey continues! God is Good!
“Reflection” is still getting strong airplay around the globe. Pick up your copy of “Reflection” at CD Baby. If you become a member of the site you can order an autographed copy of “Reflection” directly from me. You will also get to hear samples and give me your input on different aspects of the new project. The music is for you so your opinion counts. Membership does have it’s privileges. Thank you all for your continued support. Be Blessed. MCL
I Need Your Love
Michael C. Lewis in Concert! Available for Festivals, Concert Halls, and Clubs.