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Thursday, August 5$15 – $30
Theo Croker Sessions
JONATHAN BARBER (drums)
GIULIO XAVIER (bass)
Seating times: 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Eric Lewis “ELEW”, a high energy pianist, has toured, recorded and performed with music legends including Jon Batiste, Cassandra Wilson, Elvin Jones, Roy Hargrove, and many others. He has performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
As a young musician he won the The Thelonius Monk International Piano Competition, the most prestigious prize in all of jazz at the time.
A decade into his career Lewis re-emerged as “Elew”, fusing his jazz technique with rock guitar-based ideas, generating a powerful crossover genre he labeled “RockJazz”. Over the course of multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed albums, ELEW has reimagined songs by The Killers, Nirvana, Coldplay and Michael Jackson to name a few. His diverse fan base includes Michele and Barack Obama, Will Smith and Al Pacino.
A perpetual innovator, ELEW has also melded complex classical techniques with idiosyncratic Afrocentric jazz rhythms creating Counterbop. His album “Cubism”, a tribute to contemporary Jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel, showcases the genre bending techniques of Counterbop.
ELEW’s innovative brilliance doesn’t stop with the keyboard. He is a successful film scorer, and DJ ELEW has combined turntables with the piano to create a globally popular innovation he calls “Piano Turntablism”, which has been showcased at TED, The World Economic Forum, Art Basel, the Cannes Film Festival and many other international events. ELEW is nothing short of an artistic genius, full of experimentation, creativity and unparalleled energy.