Nocturne is proud to present bassist Seth Lewis and his stellar quintet, Thursday nights throughout August. The group embraces each member’s individual musical identity and combines them into a cohesive whole, creating an intriguing personality and energy that is truly its own. The group has had a productive year, including a Nocturne residency in January exploring the music of Sting and has recently completed a recording project for Octave Records, coming later this year featuring all original music.
Tom Amend – piano, Dave Devine – guitar, Gabriel Mervine – trumpet, Brian Claxton – drums, Seth Lewis – bass
Seth Lewis has travelled the world performing and teaching. Seth has played on Broadway and Las Vegas shows and during his time in New York he played Smalls, Smoke, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Iridium. He has shared the stage with Mulgrew Miller, Louis Hayes, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Jerry Dodgion, Randy Brecker, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Greg Gisbert, Dave Liebman, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton, Josh Evans, Dawn Clement, Alexis Cole, Benny Golson, Jeff Hamilton, Evan Sherman and many others. Seth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree from William Patterson University and a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Seth has studied privately with the late Bob Cranshaw, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Nat Reeves, John Lockwood, Martin Wind, Bill Charlap and Steve Davis.