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About Vince

"His playing is indicative of the rarified air of true mastery. He routinely creates engaging and excellent music." Jim Carlton, Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists

"....a wonderful guitarist and a really great guy. He is a well kept secret. The listening public should become more familiar with Vince and his work".....Jazz Guitar Great Mundell Lowe

"....a very melodic player whose solos possess a deep sense of drive and swing...Vince is a consummate pro on the guitar..." Jazz Guitarist Steve Abshire

" truly a musician's musician..a wonderful player".....Legendary Jazz drummer Ed Shaughnessy

"Lewis can play with the best of today's guitarists...his recordings deserve to be heard around the world" Will Shapira, The Mississippi Rag

"Vince Lewis swings and swings and then some...He sees to it that melody prevails..a master guitarist that has more than paid his dues" Bob Gish, Jazz Improv Magazine

"Guitarists will admire his playing and sound...superb technique in the service of the song...thoughtful development of his solos....Michael Steinman, Cadence Magazine

"His uncluttered approach to the music is refreshing and highly entertaining...Each note that he plays seems carefully considered, but they flow naturally and fluently...Joel Lang, New Jersey Jazz Journal

"...tastefully echoes the guitar spirits of Wes Montgomery"... Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar Magazine

"Barney Kessel was an innovator of the guitar trio....Vince Lewis builds upon the tradition with his equally sophisticated trio playing....a master of the chordal type of playing..his solos are logical and satisfying"....Dr. Joe Barth, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

Recent Performances

The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian IMAXX Jazz Café, Washington, D.C.
All That Jazz Festival, Asheville NC
The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
Highlands Jazz Festival, Abingdon, VA
Charleston, WV Jazz Series
Rockingham NC Folk and Jazz Festival
Festivall, Charleston, WV
Stretched Strings Festival, Clay Center , Charleston, WV
Simply Jazz and Blues Festival, Hinton, WV
Sunfest Jazz Festival, West Palm Beach FL
Erny’s Jazz Festival, Delray Beach FL
Jazz In The Park, Staunton VA
Sedalia Wine and Jazz Festival, Bedford, VA
Museum in the Community, Hurricane WV
Richmond Jazz Society, Richmond, VA w/ Barbara Martin
Cape Fear NC Jazz Society, Wilmington, NC w/ Barbara Martin
Takoma Park Jazz and Blues Festival, Takoma Park, MD w/ Barbara Martin
West Virginia Jazz Society, Weston, WV w/ Barbara Martin