Vel Lewis

Location:
HOUSTON, Texas, United States

Music Creator:
Artist

Instruments:
Electric Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ

Music Styles:
Jazz/Funk, Smooth Jazz, R&B/Soul, Groove Jazz


https://www.nmblive.com/vellewis
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Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been away from here for some time, but my latest newsletters will help bring you up to speed. Click on "Past Issues" to see last month's news: http://bit.ly/VL_Mar18News
Posted on Wed., Apr. 4, 2018 - 12:09 AM


has added a Vel Lewis Music - Christmas 2017 Webcastvideo

Vel Lewis Music - Christmas 2017 Webcast

Posted on Fri., Dec. 22, 2017 - 11:05 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Bach 2 Soul

Bach 2 Soul

Bach 2 Soul concert at Houston Community College on May 6, 2017
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:52 PM


Vel Lewis and Larry Braggs

Vel Lewis and Larry Braggs perform at Historic Sugar Land Auditorium, Jan. 20, 2017 with Big Red Power Horns of Dulles High School
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:49 PM


Happy audience at Sugar Land Auditorium, Jan. 20, 2017

Standing ovation for Vel Lewis and Larry Braggs at Sugar Land Auditorium, Jan. 20, 2017
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:46 PM


Vel Lewis and Larry Braggs

Soul Jazz presents Vel Lewis and Larry Braggs at Sugar Land Auditorium, Jan. 20, 2017
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:43 PM


Vel Lewis and his band

Performing at The 2nd Annual Woodlands Jazz Fest, Oct. 8, 2017
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:24 PM


Vel Lewis and his band

Performing at The 2nd Annual Woodlands Jazz Fest, The Woodlands, TX
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:22 PM


Bobby Lyle, Vel Lewis, Vandell Andrew

Performers of The 2nd Annual Woodlands Jazz Fest, Oct 8, 2016
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 5:19 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel Lewis at House of Blues Houston

Vel Lewis

Vel Lewis at House of Blues Houston
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 4:53 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel Lewis at House of Blues Houston

Vel Lewis

Vel Lewis at House of Blues Houston
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 4:51 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel Lewis at House of Blues Houston

Vel Lewis

Vel Lewis at House of Blues Houston "Jazz 'n' Blues Brunch", April 8, 2017
Posted on Mon., May. 15, 2017 - 4:50 PM


Vel Lewis

has added Mr.Tom as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 - 6:58 PM


has added a Vel Lewis - Smilin' (live)video

Vel Lewis - Smilin' (live)

Vel Lewis and his band performing the song "Smilin" from his "All Wound Up" album at Sugar Land Auditorium.
Posted on Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM


Thanks for connecting, hope all is well. Looking forward to hearing, Performing & Networking with you as well. Feel free to send any links of your info, playing/Music Hear my Music: New CD released Sept 20th 2016 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/steveclarke8
Posted on Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 - 7:52 PM


Whew!! It's been way too long since I stopped by NMB Live! And a lot has been happening! I hope you all are doing well!

I just added some YouTube video clips of recent shows here, but I think the best way to get you caught up is to get you to my website: http://vellewis.com. Scroll down and click on the "Sign Up Today" button to sign up for my monthly newsletter. Click on the "Social" tab to check out my social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Click on the "Blog" tab to see all the latest special events, music reviews, interviews, and more!

Have a fantastic weekend!
Posted on Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 - 5:19 PM


 


,I just checked out some of your songs...absolutely brilliant.

Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 - 10:55 PM


Mr. Tom & Rob: Thanks so much for the great compliments!

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 - 5:14 PM


You are most Welcome Vel.. great playing man!

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 - 6:06 PM
has added a Vel Lewis - Bake That Tasty Cake (live)video

Vel Lewis - Bake That Tasty Cake (live)

Vel Lewis and his band performing his song "Bake That Tasty Cake" at Sugar Land Auditorium, Sugar Land, TX.
Posted on Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 - 5:06 PM


has added a Vel Lewis - Papa's Strutvideo

Vel Lewis - Papa's Strut

Vel Lewis and his band performing his latest single "Papa's Strut" at The Woodlands Jazz Fest
Posted on Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 - 4:58 PM


has added a Vel Lewis - Colors Of Soul (live)video

Vel Lewis - Colors Of Soul (live)

Vel Lewis and his band performing the title cut from his EP "Colors Of Soul" at The Woodlands Jazz Fest
Posted on Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 - 4:56 PM


Vel Lewis

has added Steve Clarke Trio as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 - 4:49 PM


Hey NMB Live! I hope the weekend is a good one. Stop by my Facebook page and check out some of my original compositions that you may have heard before, but didn't know it was me: http://bit.ly/Facebook_VLMusic. I started posting my music the first day of Summer 2016. We're up to week #7 now. Scroll down the page to hear what you missed. Don't forget to click the "LIKE" button! :-)
Posted on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016 - 8:27 PM


Been past my website lately? No? Not on my newsletter mailing list either? Awww!! Click here and scroll down to sign up: http://vellewis.com

Take a peek at my latest post: http://vellewis.com/u-k-magazine-interview
Posted on Fri., Jun. 17, 2016 - 3:58 PM


Vel Lewis and Michael Paulo burnt up the stage in Atlanta, GA a few weeks ago. To see videos, click on http://bit.ly/VL_YouTube for Vel's YouTube channel. Subscribe!
Posted on Wed., May. 4, 2016 - 9:42 AM


 


Good morning to you, Rob. Life is good these days. I hope the same is the case for you!

Wed., May. 4, 2016 - 10:47 AM
New show dates added! For details, click on "Events"
Posted on Wed., May. 4, 2016 - 9:35 AM


has uploaded a new song


Chuva - single

Posted on Thu., Mar. 3, 2016 - 3:18 PM


 

Thanks, Rob!

Thu., Mar. 10, 2016 - 11:17 PM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Colors Of Soul EP

Chuva by Vel Lewis

The latest single from the EP, "Colors Of Soul" by Vel Lewis
Posted on Thu., Mar. 3, 2016 - 2:41 PM


A new and exciting newsletter from Vel Lewis is out! Check your email for the latest and greatest, or click here to view it and subscribe! http://bit.ly/VL_FebNews #vellewismusic! #hotnews #groovejazz
Posted on Wed., Mar. 2, 2016 - 4:58 PM


I wrap up 2015 with my latest newsletter, released yesterday. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/HotNews_VelLewis
Posted on Wed., Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:33 PM


My holiday single "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is on ERT Greece Radio 2 now! Thank you, Athens!
Posted on Mon., Dec. 14, 2015 - 9:33 AM


My latest newsletter is out! Lots of exciting news and updates! If you'd like to be on my mailing list, you can sign up on my Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1Lm2cJD), or visit my website - www.vellewis.com
Posted on Mon., Dec. 7, 2015 - 10:37 AM


3,000 submissions for the 2015 Jango Radio Holiday Contest. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is one of the Top 180 winners! Yay! #vellewismusic
Posted on Mon., Dec. 7, 2015 - 10:31 AM


Vel Lewis

Posted on Thu., Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:56 AM


Check me out in the "Hammond News"... http://bit.ly/1Qv8Cuq
Posted on Wed., Nov. 18, 2015 - 7:35 PM


My long-time friend, world-renowned bassist Victor Bailey is in need of everyone's help... https://www.youcaring.com/victor-bailey-462309
Posted on Fri., Nov. 6, 2015 - 6:10 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

2015 SARDAA Annual Conference & Gala

Vel Lewis, Tom Braxton, Larry Braggs after performance
Posted on Mon., Nov. 2, 2015 - 1:28 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Premier Jazz Magazine

The Jazz In M.E.E. - October 2015

See a feature article on me and much more, in the October 2015 issue of The Jazz In M.E.E. - click here to get your copy: http://bit.ly/1MHkUco
Posted on Mon., Nov. 2, 2015 - 1:23 AM


I am so excited and feeling so blessed today to see that (2) of my songs are listed on the 58th Annual Grammy awards ballot!

Artist: Vel Lewis
Title: "Song For My Love" (Buy/listen: http://bit.ly/1Xhp4z4)
Category: Record of the Year
(This song landed on the Groove Jazz Music.com "Top 100" chart for 2014)

Artist: Vel Lewis
Title: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Buy/listen: http://bit.ly/1PBVwdb)
Category: Best Arrangement, Vocal & Instrumental

If you are already signed up on my mailing list, check your email today for more exciting news in my October 2015 News & Updates edition. If you would like to sign up on my mailing list, click here: http://on.fb.me/1Lm2cJD
?#?vellewismusic? ?#?grammyawards? ?#?groovejazz?
Posted on Tue., Oct. 20, 2015 - 7:34 PM


 


Well done, Vel!! Imagining you winning those awards...

Tue., Oct. 20, 2015 - 9:37 PM


Thanks so much!

Mon., Nov. 2, 2015 - 1:14 AM
Yay! Just in...
Week ending Oct 2: Rank #1 - another consecutive week on Reverbnation Jazz! http://rvrb.fm/1LiW0oL #
Posted on Fri., Oct. 2, 2015 - 1:29 PM


Getting my Hammond Sk-2 ready for Saturday's CD signing event. Hope to see u there!
Posted on Tue., Sep. 8, 2015 - 6:02 PM


 


Me too, Rob! Hopefully you will soon! ;-)

Tue., Sep. 8, 2015 - 6:40 PM

 
has added 1 new photo to the album All Wound Up

Vel Lewis - All Wound Up

Single by Vel Lewis. Stream on Soundcloud (http://bit.ly/1JgQlsR)
Posted on Tue., Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:40 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis & Nate Watts

Pose with Nate Watts (bassist w/Stevie Wonder) after sound check (Anaheim NAMM 2015)
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:05 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis at NAMM 2015 after party with Rob Mullins

Hanging with Dean James, Jimmy "Saxman" Roberts, my brother Jeffrey Lewis at Rob Mullins' set in Costa Mesa, CA
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:03 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis & Ndugu Chancler

Caught up with long-time friend Ndugu where else... in the drum section (Anaheim NAMM 2015)
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:59 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis & Rob Taylor

Hanging with "da Man" Rob Taylor at Anaheim NAMM 2015
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:57 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis & Larry Dunn

Pose after my chat with Larry Dunn (former keyboardist of Earth, Wind, & Fire) at Anaheim NAMM 2015
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:51 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Somethin' Wrong

Vel Lewis - Somethin' Wrong

Jazz/Funk/Soul at its finest, featuring Vel Lewis on Electric Piano. Available for download at Noisetrade.com. Link: http://bit.ly/1KIP5yV
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:40 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album I Wanna Be Cool

Vel Lewis - I Wanna Be Cool

Funky blues single by Vel Lewis. Available for download at Noisetrade.com. Link = http://bit.ly/1IazLcm
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:34 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis

Vel Lewis at work on the keyboard (Apr 2015). Photo by Warren Hill
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:23 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis live in Copacabana

Vel Lewis (keys), Adalberto Miranda (bass), Marvio Ciribelli (piano), Mylena Ciribelli (vocals), Flavio Santos Silva (drums), Renato "Brasa" Periera (drums, percussion), Sergio Chiavazzoli (bandolim/m...
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Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:17 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis live in Copacabana

About to perform to a sold-out audience with pianist Marvio Ciribelli and band at Beco das Garrafas club in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro (Mar 2015)
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:08 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis with Scott May & Gregg Gronowski

At Hammond Organ Co. booth for 2015 SXSW Music Expo (Austin, TX)
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:02 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis with Melody Warren

After the Smooth Jazz CD session brunch with editor-in-chief Melody Warren of The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine (www.thejazzinmee.com) Photo by Heidi Powell Prera.
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:51 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis with Ellis Marsalis, Sr.

Backstage with Ellis Marsalis, Sr. after his Houston concert (June 2014)
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:48 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Vel Lewis with Tom Braxton

After SARDAA benefit show with my wife Ada Lewis and Tom Braxton (Dec 2014). Photo by Heidi Powell Prera
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:44 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Vel's pics

Hanging with friends in Houston (July 2015)

Vel Lewis with Peter White, Ada Lewis, Greg Manning, Euge Groove (July 2015) courtesy of The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine (Melody Warren, publisher/editor-in-chief). Photo by Heidi Powell Prera
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:39 PM


 

Thanks, Rob!

Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:47 PM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Colors Of Soul EP

Lovin' You So

Single from "Colors Of Soul" by Vel Lewis
Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:28 PM


Just posted a compilation video of a few songs from my CD release session in California. Maitland Ward (guitar), Hilliard Wilson (bass), George Friedenthal (keys), my brother Jeffrey Lewis (drums), and yours truly. Hope you enjoy it!
Posted on Wed., May. 6, 2015 - 3:48 PM


has added a Vel Lewis livevideo

Vel Lewis live

Vel Lewis' CD release session at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA
Posted on Wed., May. 6, 2015 - 3:42 PM


Do ya like good music? That sweet, soul music? How 'bout a funky blues song that's free to download?

Go to my website (www.vellewis.com), scroll down, look for "I Wanna Be Cool", then follow the instructions. Let me know what you think about the song!
Posted on Wed., Apr. 22, 2015 - 2:49 PM


has uploaded a new song


Lovin' You So

Posted on Mon., Apr. 13, 2015 - 11:28 PM


Vel Lewis

has added Marvio Ciribelli as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Mar. 20, 2015 - 12:20 PM


Just uploaded a new track called "All Wound Up" for your listening pleasure! Check out the killer horn arrangement!
Posted on Tue., Feb. 17, 2015 - 1:32 PM


has uploaded a new song


All Wound Up

Posted on Tue., Feb. 17, 2015 - 1:25 PM


 

I Love the Horns are great, but that has to be the best use of a clap track in years. Funky!

Tue., Feb. 17, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Vel Lewis

has added Mike Howard as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Feb. 9, 2015 - 4:06 PM


has uploaded a new song


Somethin' Wrong

Posted on Wed., Feb. 4, 2015 - 2:11 PM


 

, Really well one

Wed., Feb. 4, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Vel Lewis

has added Dave Sadler as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Feb. 3, 2015 - 11:12 AM


Vel Lewis

Posted on Tue., Feb. 3, 2015 - 11:12 AM


has uploaded a new song


Maybe So

Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:15 PM


 

Thanks, Rob!! Talk to you soon!

Sun., Feb. 1, 2015 - 11:54 PM

has uploaded a new song


Vitamin D

Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:12 PM


has uploaded a new song


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:06 PM


has uploaded a new song


Song For My Love

Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:55 PM


has uploaded a new song


Colors Of Soul

Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:53 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Colors Of Soul EP

Song For My Love

Cover photo - single
Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:43 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Colors Of Soul EP

Vel Lewis - Colors Of Soul

Cover photo
Posted on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:40 PM