New York native, keyboardist Greg Lewis, a highly
accomplished mainstay on the city's jazz, blues and funk
scenes, who has earned a solid reputation for his versatile
work around town in a vast variety of settings, steps out
front for the first time on his debut CD Organ Monk. Lewis'
sensitive and soulful keyboard playing has made him a
favorite among some of the music's finest vocalists -
including blues queen Sweet Georgia Brown, jazz and soul
songstress, Lezlie Harrison and ex-Brooklyn Funk
Essentials singer / songwriter Stephanie McKay -- and
earned him a featured role on saxophonist Sam Newsome's
Groove Project recording 24/7.
Now on "Organ Monk" the spotlight is finally shined on his
enormous talents as the leader of his own all-star trio
featuring multitalented guitarist Ron Jackson and drummer
extraordinaire Cindy Blackman.
Born into a musical family, Lewis' introduction to jazz came
from hearing Monk records from the collection his late
father, pianist David Lewis, who was a dedicated fan of