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. Eddie is a regular member of the David Caceres Band (jazz and dance music), and the Quail Valley Church Praise Band (contemporary Christian 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, Eddie Lewis 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.
Eddie 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 1982; teaching private lessons, giving clinics and master classes, participating in workshops and even teaching jazz improvisation as a class at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for five years.Full Resume Trumpet Books
Music That Inspires Me
I have come to yearn for music that expresses all things that are good and uplifting. I prefer beauty over ugliness and love over hatred. I prefer calm over impatience and light over darkness. I do enjoy dissonance, but never for dissonance sake. In that way, I do not enjoy music that seems to need to push the envelope, so to speak, in the realm of dissonance. I am more interested in music that explores the subtle nuances of the many shades of dissonance.
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