I love that God sometimes allows me to be in a position to help a young person experience a life-changing opportunity. In the couple of weeks leading up to last Friday's concert at Sugar Land Auditorium with my good friend Mr. Larry Braggs of The Temptations, he and I were able to provide a life-changing opportunity for not one, but seven (7) young individuals [...]
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 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ada Lewis (323) 332-8702 firstname.lastname@example.org A Concert to Remember! Soul vocalist Larry Braggs of The Temptations With Jazz Hammond organist Vel Lewis to perform at Sugar Land Auditorium (Sugar Land, TX) December 7, 2016: Two Grammy Nominated recording artists, Larry Braggs (vocalist with The Temptations) and Vel Lewis (Internationally acclaimed Jazz Hammond organist) will meet in [...]
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 [...]
It's been hard to get sleep these days with so many exciting things happening! I wake up this morning and see that 30 radio stations in the U.S. and around the world are playing my new single, Papa's Strut. Wow! Then a few minutes later, I am on conference call with a classical pianist friend in Italy to discuss details of a [...]
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 [...]