Gene Lewin plays the drums and sings, and hails from Princeton, N.J.
Like many of his heroes (Jack DeJohnette, Russ Kunkel, Vinnie
Colaiuta), Gene joyfully blurs the lines between jazz and rock,
supporting and complementing the music while unafraid to instigate when
the time is right.
After graduating from Princeton University, Gene
earned a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of
Music. His primary project is GrooveLily, a trio consisting of
electric violin, keyboards, and drums, in which he is also a singer
and composer. Gene also tours regularly with Audra McDonald, and has
appeared on CDs with George Coleman, John Patitucci, and many others.
"His gift lies in his frenzied dynamo attack of cymbals and skins.
Think Tony Williams sits in with Weather Report." —Mark Corroto, All