Well, here we are into 2016… another new year! Lots of great things are already on tap with me (for you!) this year:

The first “Smooth Jazz Jam” will launch at Worthing High School on January 22, 2016. My goal in partnering with National Recognition Products – Gulf Coast and my friend, Guy Michaels (former KPVU 91.3 & KTSU 90.9 FM radio personality) is to provide a fundraising “Evening of Smooth Jazz” concert designed to benefit high school senior classes throughout schools that NRP – Gulf Coast services. Students who are participating in the school’s jazz or marching band will be given the opportunity to perform on stage with me and my band with the hope of inspiring them to become a professional musician or jazz artist. We hope also that this music event will not only generate funds for the Senior class, but will also inspire students and their communities that may not normally have the opportunity to experience a world-class jazz concert within their immediate neighborhood, to appreciate this style of music and its charisma. Click here for tickets: Smooth Jazz Jam featuring Vel Lewis

 

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Channel 13 TV (KTRK-TV) aired a segment on January 17, 2016 about this Smooth Jazz Jam Concert taking place on January 22, 2016:

Vel Lewis with Melanie Lawson of KTRK-TV Channel 13 Houston and Worthing High School senior J'Mon Fowler

Vel Lewis with Melanie Lawson of KTRK-TV Channel 13 Houston and Worthing High School senior J’Mon Fowler

 

On January 24, 2016, I will perform on stage with a group of stellar musicians at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA. This club is very well known among Jazz lovers as one of the premier jazz venues for world-class recording artists. A few special guest celebrities are expected to be in the house, and a special guest artist will also appear on stage with me. Click here for tickets: Vel Lewis at Catalina Bar & Grill

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A few people have told me that they have the latest issue of The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine, but have not read it yet…

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2015 Issue

After seeing the article about me, they were quite surprised! Send me a message here once you’ve seen and read the article, and let me know what you think about it. I’d love to hear from you anyway, so it would be nice to read your comments. Click on the “Contact” tab above.

I’ve got some new music headed your way, and more live performances, concerts, and festivals scheduled, all to happen very soon! Sign up for my mailing list at right here on the “Home” page of my website, so you’ll always be up to date with what’s going on!

I am looking forward to seeing you at your favorite venue! I hope this New Year of 2016 will continue to be a safe and happy year for you and your families.