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James Brandon Lewis

James Brandon Lewis

Jun 16th 2019 @ Roulette Intermedium

Brooklyn, NY
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About James Brandon Lewis
Genres:
Jazz, Soul, Avant-Garde jazz
Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

Musician , Composer
Vision Festival | Heroes Are Gang Leaders
Sunday, June 16th, 2019
9:30 PM
Roulette Intermedium
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Heroes are Gang Leaders
Thomas Sayers Ellis - poetry, bandleader
James Brandon Lewis - tenor saxophone
Melanie Dyer - viola
Luke Stewart - bass
Jenna Camille - keyboards, vocals
Randall Horton - poetry
Devin Brahja Waldman - alto sax, synth
Bonita Penn - poetry
Nettie Chickering - vocals
Brandon Moses - guitar
Warren "Trae" Crudup - drums

Formed from the love and respect of Amiri Baraka, a group of poets and musicians, led and founded by James Brandon Lewis and Thomas Sayers Ellis, have come together as Heroes Are Gang Leaders. In the tradition of the protest song, the group’s style combines jazz, groove, black hollerin with extensions of paged and oral literary text by Gwendolyn Brooks, Bob Kaufman, and Baraka himself.
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About James Brandon Lewis
Genres:
Jazz, Soul, Avant-Garde jazz
Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

Musician , Composer