Bobby Lewis Quintet: 80th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, September 24, 2:00-3:00pm
A master of both trumpet and flugelhorn, BOBBY LEWIS has an enviable recording and performance history. Brad Walseth of www.jazzchicago.net suggests that Bobby is “perhaps the most lyrical horn player in the world.” And Howard Reich has written, “Imagine the ardently lyric lines of Harry James, the hushed melodic poetry of Chet Baker, the impeccable good taste of Bobby Hackett, and you have the sources and the basic vocabulary of Bobby Lewis’ work.” Bobby has produced eleven CD’s and, as a studio musician, played on more than 7,500 recording sessions. He has performed with all the great jazz musicians from Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Frank Sinatra to Benny Carter, Maynard Ferguson, and Jack Teagarden. Peggy Lee described Bobby as having “a sound like no other.” She said, “I like him best when he plays in pastels, but every note is beautiful . . . is loving. Bobby loves life as he loves music . . . and I love Bobby Lewis.” Happy birthday, Bobby!! Performing with Bobby are JIM RYAN, piano; PAT MALLINGER, sax; STEWART MILLER, bass; JEFF STITELY, drums.