"Rebirthing the cool in the 21st century, Jesse Lewis is flipping the script on jazz for a
whole new generation," writes Australian music critic Jeremy Balius (Fly Global Music).
Hailed as “an articulate ace” (NY Times) and a “poet of the steel string” (Stereophile
Magazine), New York City based guitarist Jesse Lewis is a first call collaborator with
the finest musicians in the world.
Known as an extremely versatile and eclectic artist, Lewis’ distinctive sound can be
heard on a wide variety of projects crossing through the worlds of jazz, world music,
pop, and electronica.
Lewis performs at major music festivals and clubs all over the world and works
regularly in New York City at the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, Joe’s Pub, and 55 Bar,
and has performed at legendary venues such as Town Hall and Carnegie Hall.
Born in Boston, Lewis was first drawn to the guitar in high school through the music of
rock groups like Nirvana, the Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin; and later, after
hearing artists like Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, and John Scofield, he began playing
Wanting to learn more about the tradition and where jazz music originated, Lewis
moved to New Orleans and studied with guitar marvel, Steve Mazakowski at the
University of New Orleans