Vel Lewis has been busy promoting the Instrument Fund Program he established recently and the Summer Jazz Concert & Dinner to kickoff the program with partners Fort Bend Education Foundation and the Edison Arts Foundation.
The following news article is circulating all around Fort Bend County: Vel Lewis partners with Fort Bend Education and Edison Arts Foundations
Vel appeared once again on KHOU-TV’s Great Day Houston show with Deborah Duncan on Aug 3, 2018, with his band performing throughout the hour-long show. During his interview, he talked about his plans to give students who receive instruments through his Instrument Fund Program the opportunity to perform on an annual Fort Bend Jazz Festival. Vel and his band then performed his new release of a #HoustonStrong theme song entitled “Can You Help” for the first time live before a live audience.
On August 4, 2018, Vel interviewed live on KTSU 90.9 FM “The Choice” Community Affairs program “Impact Houston Live” with show host Wanda Adams. The interview was very informative and timely, to speak about music and its positive effects on youth with Dr. Valerie D. Jackson, Chief Strategist Officer of Monarch Family Services.
Hammond Organ USA highlighted Vel’s activities with a “Hammond News” article: Vel Lewis making good things happen in Houston.The article is also posted on Hammond USA’s Facebook page, and Instagram page.
A few weeks earlier, DC Bebop Magazine spoke with Vel and informed him that they were planning to contact him in a couple of weeks to inform him that they were going to feature him in the next issue. This is a full-page article: DC Bebop_Vel Lewis
The 2017 “Christmas Jazz At The Garden” DVD’s featuring Vel Lewis, Tom Braxton, and Kyle Turner are now available! Contact Vel at Vellewis.com to place your order!