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An event celebrating the jazz pianist, composer and arranger.
Featuring the music of John Lewis performed by the Tribute Trio with special guest Sam Lunt. Opening performance by Joe Banks and the Brothers Divine
John Aaron Lewis (May 3, 1920 - March 29, 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Lewis learned classical music and piano from his mother starting at the age of seven. Born in Illinois, he was raised in a neighborhood near the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, and attended the University of New Mexico where he studied music and anthropology.
South Broadway Cultural Center's theater and auditorium are named after Lewis.
This event is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque, South Broadway Cultural Center and produced by Outpost Productions.