Tony Lewis - Harlem Jazz Series

Fri May 17 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC-05:00

Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church | New York

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Tony Lewis - Harlem Jazz Series

Tony Lewis a drummer from the South Bronx New York has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Little Richard Sting and Cyndi Lauper. He has also worked with Rakim Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) Michael Hill's Blues Mob and Craig Harris. His defining moment in choosing to play the drums came from watching cats and listening. His father used to play drums and would bring home Down Beat magazine. I enjoyed looking at the ads with famous drummers like Max Roach Louie Bellson Ed Shaughnessy Bernard Purdie Jack DeJohnette and Billy Cobham. One particular visual for me was watching the movie "The Glenn Miller Story" with James Stewart in 1954. There's a scene where he's performing (or acting like he is) in a little club jammin' with Louis Armstrong. In the club there's another drummer the great Cozy Cole playing. Another drumming legend Gene Krupa who played with Miller in real life happens to be in the club. So the two start playing together on the same kit. While Cozy is sitting down on his own kit Gene stands next to him playing with his floor toms. The way these two got on while playing and creating such a lovely little melody/groove on the kit I was mesmerized to say the least. In fact it was inspiring to me to want to continue playing once I saw this.'


Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


House doors open at 6:30 pm


Event Venue

Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 15 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027, United States

Tickets

USD 25.00

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