Lewis Jordan : : saxophones and poetry
He is an international touring and recording musician and poet. His teachers are the
streets: the music and poetry of Ayler, Coleman, Shepp, the Art Ensemble of Chicago;
the thoughts and spirit of Krishnamurti, Rumi, Csikszentmihalyi. He brings the
transformative nature of human collaboration to all his projects.
He has focused on creative structures for improvisation, which leads to his work with
artists from a range of practice: dance, poetry, theater and visual arts, many of whom
he has presented in his Music at Large series. He continues to produce interdisciplinary
and multicultural productions and to seek out performers who strive for modes of
expression that honor their traditions while speaking to the urgency of the present.