Lew's News

--This weekend I'm in Rochester, NY.
June 13--in residence at Kirk Road Elementary School, doing workshops with 5th graders.
Sunday June 14, 3:30pm in the Downstairs Theater of the Abrons Art Center Main Stage
466 Grand Street, Manhattan:
Panel Discussion - FREE
Integrating Innovative Music in our Schools
Moderator: Michael Heller
Panel includes: Tom Zlabinger, Jessica Jones, Daniel Levin, Ayana Workman, Lewis Porter, Bill Cole, Reggie Workman.

June 15, morning--film presentation and lecture for the Mannes Institute at the Eastman School. (I graduated from the U of Rochester, played in Chuck Mangione's combo class at Eastman, and haven't been back since!)
June 15, evening--perform two sets as a member of Dharma Jazz (with Badal Roy, Vic Juris, Karttikeya) at the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

--Thursday, June 18, 6:30-8pm, Nuyorican Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C.
4 Women: A journey from contemporary music to jazz to indian fusion Featuring music by Faryal Khan, Ann Gulian, Nisha Asnani, and Fawzia Afzal-Khan; about 20 minutes each.

I'll be playing piano with Fawzia, who is a singer from Pakistan and a PhD English prof at Montclair State College; also performing with us will be flutist Mark Weinstein and a tabla player.

Tickets are $7 at the door. Doors open at 6:15 p.m and the show starts at 6:30 sharp.


--On June 19 I play at a private event at Rutgers U-Newark.


--July 8, "Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA with Daniel Ian Smith:

--July 27, Dharma Jazz at Untermeyer Park in Yonkers, 4-6pm, FREE (and they have an indoor space if it rains)