James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Jazz & The City//Salzburg

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Jazz & The City//Salzburg

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ON TOUR with JAMES BRANDON LEWIS’ Unruly Quintet, first stop Jazz & the City in Salzburg!

James Brandon Lewis - tenor sax, compositions

Jaimie Branch - trumpet

Ava Mendoza - guitar

Luke Stewart - bass

Trae Crudup - drums

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James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Stockholm Jazz Fest//Sweden

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Stockholm Jazz Fest//Sweden

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James Brandon Lewis’ Unruly Quintet DAY 2 at the Stockholm Jazz Festival!!

rippin it up stockholm stylie! with Lisa Ullen’s wonderful band -

Lineup:
Jaimie Branch - trumpet
James Brandon Lewis - tenorsaxofon
Ave Mendoza - elgitarr
Luke Stewart - elbas
Warren Trae Crudup III - trummor

Lisa Ullén – piano/komp
Susana Santos Silva – trumpet
Dieb 13 – turntables
Erik Carlsson – trummor

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James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Skopje Jazz Fest//Macedonia

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Skopje Jazz Fest//Macedonia

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We headin to MACEDONIA!!!

Come find us in the Balkans!

JAMES BRANDON LEWIS tenor saxophone

JAIMIE BRANCH trumpet

AVA MENDOZA guitar

LUKE STEWART electric bass

WARREN “TRAE” CRUDUP III drums

Born 1983 in Buffalo, New York, James Brandon Lewis is a critically acclaimed saxophonist, composer, recording artist and educator. He blends the traditions of gospel and blues with the skills of free jazz and enjoys exploring his instrument’s bottom register. This puts him in the company of greats. Lewis has shared stages and recorded with amazing musicians such as William Parker, Hamiet Bluiett, Hamid Drake, Ravi Coltrane, Jimmy Heath, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot and Craig Harris, among others. He leads numerous ensembles and is the co-founder of American Book Award winning poetry music ensemble Heroes Are Gang Leaders. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University and a MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Brandon Lewis, who was endorsed by Sonny Rollins, has a phenomenal sound with a fierce bite that still has a lyrical, dream-like undertone. These capacities are highlighted extremely well on albums like “Divine Travels” (2014), “Days Of FreeMan” (2015) and “No Filter” (2016). In their latest project, “An Unfuly Manifesto” (2019), James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet explore the meaning of freedom. It is dedicated to Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman and Surrealism. Lewis describes this album as a call to action. “Every day is a chance to discover the truest version of yourself and charge after that relentlessly."

www.jblewis.com

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James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//UNTUBO//SIENA, ITALY

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//UNTUBO//SIENA, ITALY

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DAY 4 OF TOUR WITH THE UNRULY QUINTET in Siena, Italy at the unTUBO festival.

James Brandon Lewis – sax

Jamie Branch – tromba

 Mendoza – chitarra

Luke Steward – basso

Warren Trae Crudup – batteria

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James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//musica dei popoli//florence, italy//

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//musica dei popoli//florence, italy//

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JAMES BRANDON LEWIS QUINTET double bill with the Universe-Famuos SUN RA ARKESTRA at the FLOG Auditorium. NOT TO BE MISSED!!

JAMES BRANDON LEWIS tenor saxophone

JAIMIE BRANCH trumpet

AVA MENDOZA guitar

LUKE STEWART electric bass

WARREN “TRAE” CRUDUP III drums

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Berlin Jazz Festival//BERLIN

James Brandon Lewis//UNRULY QUINTET//Berlin Jazz Festival//BERLIN

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Headed back to the Berlin Jazz Fest and could not be happier!

“James Brandon Lewis and his exceptional band, featuring, among others, trumpeter Jaimie Branch, will present the German premiere of “An UnRuly Manifesto” at Quasimodo on Saturday night.”

James Brandon Lewis UnRuly Quintet

German premiere

In an era of specialists New York saxophonist James Brandon Lewis feverishly maintains a wide-angle embrace of jazz, allowing only his sense of righteous conviction and soul seeking to determine his artistic choices. He’s a passionate improviser, but he honours forebears like Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden (with whom he studied), and James “Blood” Ulmer while embracing the rhythmic prerogatives of hip-hop in his music. Earlier this year he released his strongest recording “An UnRuly Manifesto”, a quintet effort bristling with defiance and beauty that pivots between avant-funk, free jazz, and hyper-melodic post-bop, with indelible themes launching masterfully modulated improvisation. Driven by the high-octane rhythm section of bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Warren Trae Crudup III, Lewis and frontline partner and trumpeter Jaimie Branch toggle effortlessly between elegiac unison lines steeped in bittersweet lyricism and spry bob-and-weave interplay and scorching, extended solos. In the group’s Jazzfest Berlin debut the exciting guitarist Ava Mendoza rounds out the line-up.

James Brandon Lewis An UnRuly Manifesto on Bandcamp

James Brandon Lewis UnRuly Quintet (USA) German premiere
An UnRuly Manifesto

James Brandon Lewis tenor sax, composition
Jaimie Branch trumpet
Ava Mendoza electric guitar
Luke Stewart electric bass
Warren Trae Crudup III drums

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FLY OR DIE TOUR//ROCKIT FESTIVAL

FLY OR DIE TOUR//ROCKIT FESTIVAL

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FLY or DIE is back on Tour this time for Fly or Die II: bird dog’s of paradise and the 1st Stop is the ROCKIT Festival in Groningen, NL - a dopely curated festival with a lot of friends - see you over there yee yee

LINE UP:

jaimie branch - trumpet

Lester St. Louis - cello

Jason Ajemian - bass

Chad Taylor - drums

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FLY or DIE II on TOUR//FESTIVAL JAZZDOR//Strasbourg, France

FLY or DIE II on TOUR//FESTIVAL JAZZDOR//Strasbourg, France

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Day 2 of FLY or DIE II is at Festival JAZZDOR in Strasbourg, FRANCE double billed with IKUI DOKI + SOFIA JERNBERG « SUZANNE UN JOUR » Sofia is one of my old school homies and super glad to be rockin’ a double bill with her.

What’s up Strasbourg!!??

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FLY or DIE II on TOUR//WEST GERMANY//BERLIN

FLY or DIE II on TOUR//WEST GERMANY//BERLIN

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FLY or DIE II premier in BERLIN @ WEST GERMANY a dope local spot where the freaky sheez goes down.

Glad to be back in BERLIN yee yee.

FLY or DIE II on TOUR//JAZZ JANTAR//GDANSK, POLAND

FLY or DIE II on TOUR//JAZZ JANTAR//GDANSK, POLAND

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FLY or DIE II at Festival Jazz Jantar - a super dope festival, we rock at Klub Zak with the KIRKE KARJA QUARTET.

This will be my first time in GDANSK, and super looking forward to it!

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FLY or Die II TOUR//Church of Sound//London, ENGLAND

FLY or Die II TOUR//Church of Sound//London, ENGLAND

Crazy excited for this one - teaming up with the folks from Total Refreshment Centre, Fly or DIE II returns to London with the record we recorder there in tow. Psyched to be presenting the album at Church of Sound. Our set is followed up by Junius Paul’s Record Release - what a crazy ass night!!!

2 ticket types are available for this show:

Jaimie Branch Show Only - £20. This gains access to the church from 19.30 - 23.30.

Bundle: Jaimie Branch Show + Junius Paul Midnight Mass - £25. This gains access to the church from 19.30 - 03.00. More information regarding this event can be found here: https://tickets.partyforthepeople.org/events/5083-junius-paul-midnight-mass

Church of Sound & EFG London Jazz Festival join forces to proudly present Chicago trumpet player Jaimie Branch’s return to London to perform her new record Fly or Die II: bird dogs of paradise – released on the esteemed International Anthem Recording Co. On 11 October.

Following the release of her debut album Fly Or Die in 2017 – which was hailed as an album of the year by the likes of The New York Times, NPR, The Wire, and Stereogum – Jaimie embarked on an epic European tour in 2018 which culminated in her debut London performances at a sold out two-day residency in Café Oto as part of EFG LJF.

The live recordings from those shows plus a subsequent few days’ sessions in the Total Refreshment Centre studios make up the bulk Jaimie’s triumphant sophomore album, and what better way to bring it back to London by making her debut appearance at Church of Sound and returning to the EFG London Jazz Festival.

For the show she’ll be joined by cellist Lester St Louis, bassist Jason Ajemian and drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor, with Lex Blondin on the decks in between sets, and a very special aftershow surprise with our friends at International Anthem too... Don’t sleep on this one.

Artwork designed by Raimund Wong - www.raimundwong.com

DJ set:
Lex Blondin

We will be serving food from the start &, as ever, all proceeds from the booking fees will be going to charity via Party for the People.

Church of Sound

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