Eddie Lewis – Trumpet
Eddie Lewis is a Christian trumpet player who maintains a vibrant and stylistically diverse freelance career in Houston, TX. Performing with as many as fifty bands each year, he has decades of experience playing jazz, classical, salsa, rhythm and blues, Tejano and klezmer music. He is active as a studio player and one of the CDs he recorded in 2005, Chicanismo by Little Joe, won a Grammy in the Tejano category for that year. As a band leader, he actively performs with his jazz combo called Living Rhythms and is the music director for Consort Immanuel, a music arts organization which brings God centered music to the Sagemont community. Mr. Lewis has composed over three hundred original works for various brass and jazz ensemble instrumentations and does arranging and copy work for local Houston bands. His works have been recorded by the Tom Borling BeBop Band, The Texas Brass, and the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra. He has been active as a music educator since 1980; teaching private lessons, giving clinics and master classes, participating in workshops and teaching jazz improvisation as a class at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for five years.