James Brandon Lewis Interview

Source: Jazz Right Now.

James Brandon Lewis is a very versatile tenor saxophone player. Having studied at Howard University and later at CalArts, he has spent the past five years establishing a reputation for himself in New York. A fiery, yet soulful player, Lewis is involved in a number of cutting edge projects including his 2015 release, Days of Freeman, with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Rudy Royston, some Dvořák-based arrangements for experimental marionette theater, and a large ensemble of jazz players and poets called Heroes Are Gang Leaders.

Lewis’ work with marionette theater is premiering this month at La Mama with 12 shows running Thursday to Sunday, March 10 to March 27. Lewis will be playing in a duo with drummer Chad Taylor at New Revolution Arts on May 14.