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So, good news! This past Sunday's brunch with yours truly as the entertainer has been extended for the next two Sundays!
Here's your chance to make it for the performance you missed this past Sunday!
Lew Taylor will perform from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the No. 7 Rooftop Bar, 1208 Commerce Street, Unit 701, in Lynchburg! Come check it out, and support your local live music scene! I've always said that, per capita, Lynchburg has more musical talent than any other city I've ever lived in, but the music scene needs a little more heavy lifting by the supporters. Come on out and show YOUR support for YOUR community's artists. Hope to see you there!
WHO: Lew Taylor, vocals and keyboards and personality!
No. 7 Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, 1208 Commerce Street,
Lynchburg, VA 24504
WHEN: Sunday, February 6 and February 13 [HELD OVER FROM THE PAST WEEK!]
WHAT: Great brunch food and drink, live entertainment and the best view of the James River in Lynchburg!
WHY: Because we love you!
See you there!
After a long day's work, you deserve to sit on top of the world — or at least the top of Downtown Lynchburg — and have a tall brew. Perched high above the Bluffwalk and the James River (and just above Fratelli's), No. 7 Rooftop Bar offers spectacular views of the city. You'll enjoy the warmth of...
I love beer. I love blues. I love beer and blues. I also love wine and jazz! 😋! If you do too, you should check out a couple of new places in town:
Carmela's At The Loft on Timberlake Rd, and
Rendez-Vous at 12th and Main Sts
Fully stocked bars, exquisite food, and live entertainment of a smoother groove.
Located on Main St in the heart of historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, Rendez-Vous Restaurant and Lounge offers French and Caribbean cuisines in a cozy and inviting setting. Its bold design and décor add to the charm of downtown Lynchburg.
Had a pop-up performance last night at a new Italian restaurant in Timberlake (thanks for the referral, Matthew Billings) and had a great time! I may be back again VERY soon! Will keep you posted...
Official Voting for the Best of Us 2019
Voting open to the public recognizing individuals & business superlatives in our community of Central Virginia. Awards will be presented in an Awards Show & Celebration hosted by the Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at the Academy Center of the Arts Warehouse Theater Downtown Lynchburg on....
At the Kennedy Center playing a fundraiser for autism with Kool Kats Lite, courtesy of greatpartybands.com. Cool...
Home page of Great Party Bands, a marketing / publicity from Charlottesville, VA. We represent a small range of excellent bands available for private parties, weddings and corporate events.
This evening I will be performing at the 601 Main Piano Bar at the Holiday Inn Downtown at 7:30pm. I hope to see as many of you there as possible!
Photos from King's Entertainment Agency's post
Lew Taylor with Elegance, Saturday, June 18, 2016!
So, SO proud of this one!
The USAF Band of Mid-America welcomes its newest bassist, Airman First Class Simon Evans! Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, Airman Evans completed his Bachelors in Music Education from James Madison University.
Airman Evans says, "I am very proud to join the Band of Mid-America, and I look forward to what the future holds. Let's make some music!"
Wow! 505 likes for LTP! Dare I hope for 1k?
Would that it were so, always for everyone around the world. ~ Dennis
Ok,folks, it's going down tonight! Lynchburg College presents "All That Jazz!" at Sydnor Performance Hall on campus, featuring the Lynchburg College Community Jazz Band, Lynchburg's own big band, but get this: if you can't make it out, the show will be LIVE STREAMED here! So set your alerts for 7:30pm this evening, and check out Lynchburg's own!
The Lynchburg College Music Department will be presenting "All That Jazz!", a concert of big band jazz music which, among many others, will feature yours truly in Duke Ellington's piano seat on his classic composition "Rockin' In Rhythm", and in Count Basie's piano seat on "Shiny Stockings"! I would like to see some of those who say that there's no jazz in Tha Burg come and support the orchestra in general, and me in particular. Free and open to the public!
It's a small sampling, but I'll take it...
Why you should know him: The Heritage High School grad and saxophone player has lived in Nashville since 1999. He recently began touring with the reunited band The Mavericks, which found success in the 1990s with songs like "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "There Goes My Heart" and "O What a Thri…
Congratulations to The Mavericks, winners of the 2015 Best Duo/Group award at the Americana Music Awards. Saxophonist, friend, and past Student Of Lew, Max Abrams is featured with The Mavericks! Rock on Max!
The Mavericks (Raul Malo/Paul Deakin/Eddie Perez/Jerry Dale McFadden) and their side-mavericks (Michael Guerra/Max Abrams/Paul Armstrong/James Intveld) at th...
I am blessed and thankful for many things in my life, both significant and trivial, but among them is this: I am blessed to live in a time when, through the technological marvel of audio and visual recording, I can see and enjoy some of the greatest, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and Prince...there are many more, but these influential people, to have been born near the same time and to have had access to their incredible and inspiring talent is a blessing to me, personally...
One of my musical mentors, one of my favorite musicians, and, quite simply one of the best jazz musicians of all time, the incomparable Herbie Hancock! Some of my most rewarding keyboard 'lessons' were taking the albums (yes, vinyl...) 'Headhunters' and 'Thrust' and sitting down and transcribing solos from 'Chameleon' and 'Actual Proof' and then actually learning to play them to get inside his head...and inside Herbie Hancock's head is a wondrous place to be...
http://www.herbiehancock.com/, http://www.avo.ch/ ● © IF YOU ARE THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OF THIS MATERIAL AND DO NOT WANT IT TO BE FREELY AVAILABLE, we are ready...
Sending a shout out to one of my excellent previous students, Cameron Teel, who has made the cut for jazz band keyboardist at Middle Tennessee State University in this, his freshman year! You will be an excellent musician and I expect great things from you! Go Cam!
Over the course of my time as an entertainer, I have been blessed to share time and space with some extraordinary people. Today, I salute a great friend and colleague, Shelby Johnson, who made her way up through the ranks of this very difficult business to make a name and reputation for herself with people like Groove Theory, Chante Savage, Chante Moore, Mary J Blige, D'Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Martin Luther, Santana, Larry Graham, and Prince, to name a few. Kudos, Shelby J, you did good!
A good professional musician not only provides live music at a quality level, they provide entertainment between the songs or selections, they emcee the event, they keep the mood light, they make value judgements about the mood of the attendees and guide the event to where the audience wants to go. They prevent others from hijacking the event. They provide break music pertinent to the mood of the event during their breaks. They are the lubricant that keeps the machinery of your well planned event running smoothly. From the moment your entertainer takes the stage until the end of the gig, there should be no moment when you are unaware of their presence, in a positive way, whether they are on stage or on break. No 'dead air'. No awkward silence. No unprofessional behavior. Do you really want to trust that to the lowest bidder or to a wannabe who offers you his or her services in exchange for alcohol, and then drinks their payment during the gig? Or do you want, as you would for any service whose quality you value, want to vouchsafe the good time you want your attendees to experience? Whether a wedding, convention, or a night at the club, you get what you pay for. You decide how important your reputation for serving up quality is for you.
All the things that make you a better person also make you a better musician, and some of the things that make you a better musician make you a better person, and not clapping on 1 and 3 is just plain good advice no matter who you are...
Beginning in September 2015, I will be returning to private musical instruction through Lynchburg Music Center.
I will be offering:
Piano and keyboard instruction - basic, intermediate and advanced
Guitar instruction - basic and intermediate
Bass instruction - basic and intermediate
Ear training, sight singing and sight reading - basic and intermediate
Music theory - basic, intermediate and advanced
Jazz theory - basic, intermediate and advanced
Arranging and composition - basic, intermediate and advanced
Discounts for home schooled, seniors, and families with multiple students.
Ages from 9 to 90, whether you're just beginning and want to start out with a strong foundation, or if you're an old pro looking to polish, refine or upgrade your skills, I can help.
Call Jessie Garcia at (434) 237-0073, Lynchburg Music Center, and reserve a spot now with Lew Taylor.
Skype lessons to be available soon.
This Friday, I, along with the many other musicians and members of past local AA bands, will be honored with the opening of a two-year exhibit at The Legacy Museum of African American History here in Lynchburg! A small group of we 'survivors' will get a chance to perform together and reminisce about our musical past history at the opening. If I'd had any idea that anything like this would happen, I would have saved more stuff, kept it more organized and in better shape, and retained a full head of hair...
The event begins at 6:00pm on Friday, August 14, at The Legacy, 401 Monroe St in Lynchburg.
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For anyone in the Blacksburg area tonight, I am performing at Macados on University City Blvd tonight, 9pm to 12 midnight. My first public gig in Blacksburg, although I've done many private ones. Come on out and give me a nice warm Blacksburg welcome, as only you can! Rockin' hits oldies and newbies live, guitar and vocals, so come on over for the Lew Taylor experience!
Nothing to do Memorial Day? Come on up to the Lake! Lew Taylor Live! will be performing at Wallers Waterfront at Crystal Shores Marina in Moneta, VA from 2pm to 6pm, Monday, May 25! Enjoy good food, good drink, and good music, all for no cover charge! I'll be there; I hope you will, too!
The weekend coming up: if you're so inclined to be in the Clifton Forge area of VA, please be sure to come out and enjoy the sounds of Steely Dan with Green Earrings, our Lynchburg-based tribute to the Dan, at the Masonic Amphitheater in downtown Clifton Forge! We begin the tribute at 7:00pm; ticket prices are adults, $12.00; seniors and military, $10.00; and children $8.00. Make it a event, Green Earrings comes around rarely, so come out to catch us when we're in your neck of the woods!
Coming again soon...Green Earrings!
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