Mel Lewis  


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Mel Lewis

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    Mel Lewis (May 10, 1929 – February 2, 1990) was the stage name of an American drummer, jazz musician and bandleader. During his life, Lewis was a prominent solo performer, and a professor at William Paterson University, during which time he also...

    First Name Mel
    Last Name Lewis
    Age 60 (age at death) years
    Birthday 10th May, 1929
    Died 2nd February, 1990
    Zodiac Sign Taurus
    Occupation Text Musician, bandleader
    Music Genre (Text) Jazz
    Music Genre Jazz
    Year(s) Active 1954–1990
    Music Style Bop, Post-Bop, Modern Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
    Music Mood Wry, Earnest, Sophisticated, Literate, Stylish, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Confident, Witty, Refined/Mannered, Rousing, Playful, Passionate, Street-Smart, Freewheeling, Rambunctious, Energetic, Searching, Dramatic, Lively
    Instrument Drums, Leader
    Instrument (text) Drums
    Record Label Nimbus Records, Telarc, Atlantic, Solid State Records, A&M, Philadelphia International, VSOP, Blue Note
    Associated Acts The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman
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