Jazz virtuoso to flavor Port Angeles concert season this Saturday

Jazz virtuoso to flavor Port Angeles concert season this Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Jazz saxophonist and flutist extraordinaire Mark Lewis will appear in concert with the David Jones Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday in Peninsula College’s Maier Performance Hall.

Tickets are $5 for college and public school students and $12 for general admission. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the show.

Lewis, a Pacific Northwest native, is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano, and has recorded and produced more than 20 albums on various labels. He is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist who combines extraordinary technical virtuosity with unsurpassed integrity and personal expression, organizers said.

He has performed and recorded with Randy Brecker, Bobby Hutcherson, Johnny Griffin, Chuck Metcalf, Larry Grenadier, David Friesen and many other players known throughout Europe.

Upon moving to Seattle, not far from his birthplace of Tacoma, Lewis hooked up with great players like Candy Finch, Art Foxall, Bea Smith, Dee Daniels and Buddy Catlet to become a regular feature in Norm Bobrow’s “Jazz at the Cirque.”

Following the advice of Dizzy Gillespie’s veteran drummer, Finch, he left Seattle in 1978 with a one-way ticket to Amsterdam, an alto saxophone and $500 in his pocket. Rotterdam became Lewis’ home base for many years.

He toured and played in most of the better clubs throughout Europe with some of the finest musicians in Europe.

He lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria as well.

His CD, “In the Spirit,” on the Quartet label, made the Top 40 on Billboard magazine’s jazz albums chart. During his time in San Francisco, Lewis opened for legendary jazz vocalist Carmen McRae and often subbed for jazz icons Stan Getz and John Handy.

He returned to the Northwest to be near his family and currently lives and works in Bremerton.

The David Jones Trio has been heard in Port Angeles several times in the past few years on their own and backing such luminaries as Dmitri Matheny and John Stowell.

David Jones (piano/keyboards) has been the director of the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble for the past eight years.

He has performed with the Bob Curnow Big Band, the Jazz Police, Michael Bisio, Jon Hamar, Brad Sheppik, Aaron Alexander, Bob Nell and Phat Pharm.

Ted Enderle (bass) and Terry Smith (drums) round out the trio. Both have experience with many different styles of music.

For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or djones@pencol.edu.

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