Vel Lewis
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Biography
Velbert Lewis, known to most as simply “Vel” is an American Keyboardist, composer and organist. Vel Lewis continues to create Classic, Cool, Jazz & Soul compositions. Following the release of his Smooth Jazz Adult Contemporary single “Maybe So”, the first release from his current 2014 EP “Colors of Soul”, the single continues to chart.

“Colors of Soul” is a highly charged Jazz and Soul Extended Play CD that is superbly produced by Vel Lewis, combined with the Midas touch of chart-topping producer, Greg Manning who added his brand of magic to the mixes. Kevin Chokan on guitars, keeping it in the pocket and soulful. Master percussionist Lenny Castro brings his signature sound to the project. “Colors of Soul” is a mixture of rhythmic songs for the Jazz groove listener.

Each song on the EP captures the keyboards and organ stylings of composer Vel Lewis. “Lovin’ You So” is a tastefully classic R&B textured track. “Chuva” is a wonderful romantic Smooth Jazz ballad. “Song For My Love” blends Swing and Hip-hop into a jazzy groove. The title track “Colors Of Soul” is an engaging Arp-styled synthesizer number that provides a melodic lead element reminiscent of the keyboard style of the late, great George Duke.

Vel continues to deliver the kind of sultry, groove-laced music that catches the ears of his audience and soothes their hearts. From the moment the first note is heard and you feel the pulse of the rhythm, the ride begins – this is the perfect combination for the true music lover. For those around the world who have been requesting more Vel Lewis Music, this is for you… “Colors Of Soul”… ear candy for the heart!
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  • Members:
    Vel Lewis
  • Sounds Like:
    Vel Lewis Music ... Take a listen and you be the judge
  • Influences:
    I have major respect for those who paved the way with the Hammond B3 series and keyboardists who created the movement. "Billy Preston, Ray Charles. Charles Earland and George Duke. Only to name a few.
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    06/26/08
  • Profile Last Updated:
    05/31/14 22:48:47

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