The past six months of music performances were amazing, to say the least. But when I received a call to perform with my band at the newly-constructed, state-of-the-art performing arts center known as Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (Smart Financial Centre), I knew this would be fantastic. And not only would we be performing at this fabulous venue, but our [...]
"STEM is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills."  Those of you who either know me personally or heard me speak during radio & TV [...]
It's always great to receive good news when you're not expecting it. I received this poster during a meeting a couple days ago. The single from my "Colors Of Soul" EP entitled "Maybe So" is a featured track. If you're not aware of this magazine, I recommend signing up for it. After reading through it, I thought the graphics are exquisitely laid [...]
Lots of exciting things going on in 2017. Check it all out here in my latest newsletter edition: Vel Lewis Music News & Updates. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family. May God bless you and your families with a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year.
Happy New Year of 2017! Tomorrow, the third of five video presentations in our “Bach 2 Soul” program called “The Art and Science of Piano and Organ" co-hosted by Mariam Haddad of Performance English (Performance-English.com) and Efrem Jernigan, President of South Union Community Development Corporation (South Union CDC) will be an extremely special day for @SouthUnionCDC STEM program students, who are now known as [...]
Happy Friday, everyone! Check out this email I received this morning: Hello fellow Jazz fan! This is a one time announcement to let you know that Vel Lewis "Papa's Strut" is the featured track at All About Jazz today. Listen to it and download it for free from here... media.allaboutjazz.com/media.php?id=10888 We hope you enjoy "Papa's Strut" and please share the link [...]
What a great way to start off the month of October! DC Bebop is "Listening to” Papa’s Strut (http://bit.ly/BebopVL) Papa's Strut is on YouTube (http://bit.ly/YouTubePapa) Papa's Strut is on JazzJuiceRadio - U.K. (http://bit.ly/VLJazzJuiceRadio) Papa's Strut is on SmoothGrooveRadio - AZ (http://bit.ly/VL_SMGroove) Papa's Strut is on SmoothGroovesRadio - U.K. today! (http://bit.ly/PapaVL_UK) I am on Wikipedia now! (http://bit.ly/VLWiki) Performing with my band at The [...]
This was great news to receive as I woke up last Sunday morning! A really nice review on my Colors Of Soul EP published in the Blues & Rhythm magazine issue 312, written by Mr. Keith Scoffham. Thanks so much to both Keith and B&R!
If you feel it's time for a spicy, jazz funk song to load on your phone for that energy boost when you need it, fasten your seat belts and check out my new single, "Papa's Strut". I can tell you with confidence that you probably haven't heard a clavinet track like this since Stevie Wonder recorded and published his songs, "Superstition" and "Higher Ground". I [...]