Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington presents an evening of inspired original jazz with renowned saxophonist / flutist / composer Mark Lewis and his All-star Quartet, in conjunction withevents during the 2024 CVG 17th Annual Juried ArtShow.
- Where: The Historic Roxy Theater, 270 4th St., Bremerton, WA.
- When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 7pm.
- Tickets: Available through Eventbrite; General Admission $25 + taxes/fees.
- Contact: Rose Guastella email@example.com.
Saxophonist and flutist Mark Lewis has enlivened jazz scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris, and has created a vast and intensely stimulating body of music over the past four decades, including nearly 1,800 compositions.
Recent awards include Cadence Magazine Top Ten Critics Poll for 2021 for his album Naked Animals, and #2 on alto sax (after Richie Cole) and #3 on flute (after Charles Lloyd and Hubert Laws) in the 39th Annual Jazz Station Awards for his album The New York Session, a collaboration with piano legend George Cables, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Victor Lewis. Mark’s 2023 album Sunlight Shines In, featuring 11 original compositions recorded in Pasadena with his LA Quartet, has been very well received with airplay around the world and excellent reviews.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands was Mark's home base for many years. He played in the better clubs throughout Europe, and taught jazz theory and improvised music classes in several music conservatories. Mark lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria, BC as well. Born in Tacoma and raised on a farm near Gig Harbor, Mark is now back in the Northwest, touring regularly throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Jazz musicians Mark has performed and recorded with include pianists George Cables, Mark Levine, Overton Berry and and Ted Gioia; drummers Victor Lewis, Candy Finch, and Eddie Moore; bassists David Friesen, Chuck Metcalf and Hein van de Geyn; saxophonists Noah Howard, Art Foxall and Paul Moen; trumpet player Randy Brecker; and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Mark often subbed for Stan Getz and John Handy during his time in San Francisco.
Music writer Ted Gioia, known as a leading global guide to music past, present and future, says of Mark Lewis: “You listen to the guys with the primo recording contracts on the very top labels, and in my opinion, they’re not in Mark’s league.”