George Lewis Named 2019 Doris Duke Artist

Source: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

George Lewis, a 2019 Doris Duke Artist in the jazz category, is a composer and trombonist whose audacious experimentalism has pushed both jazz and contemporary classical music forward. Lewis’s music has been performed by ensembles all over the world, and he has worked with the world’s most exploratory musicians, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, Count Basie, Anthony Davis, Gil Evans, Douglas Ewart Steve Lacy, Joëlle Léandre, Misha Mengelberg, Roscoe Mitchell, Evan Parker, Sam Rivers, Irene Schweizer and John Zorn.