James Brandon Lewis for the Musician's Show

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tune in to the Musician’s Show Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00-9:00 PM EST for an interview with tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. James has shared stages with icons including Benny Golson, Geri Allen, Wallace Roney, Dorinda Clark Cole, as well as Weather Report bassist Alphonso Johnson, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver, Charles Gayle, Ed Shuller, Kirk Knuffke, Jason Hwang , Marilyn Crispell, Ken Filiano, Cooper Moore, Darius Jones, Eri Yamamoto, Federico Ughi, Kenny Wessel, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, and Sabir Mateen. Lewis co-founded “Heroes Are Gang Leaders” with poet Thomas Sayers Ellis—a collective of poets and musicians—and he is a member of the collective “Dark Matter.”

He has played at the Winter Jazz Festival /Sony Okeh records Showcase with William Parker and Gerald Cleaver; the Eric Dolphy Festival with an ensemble featuring Grachan Moncur III, Richard Davis, Andrew Cyrille, Angelica Sanchez , Ted Daniel , and Alfred Patterson; and at Princeton University as part of Fred Ho’s “Journey to the West,” an interdisciplinary dance and music project.

In his third album, Days Of Freeman, Lewis uses ideas from 1990s hip-hop to masterfully weave together threads of cultural identity, cross-generational identity, and personal reflection.