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Lewis and guests jam every Friday at El Coral | Kitsap Week

Mark Lewis performs Fridays at El Coral in Bremerton.                    - Mark Lewis / Courtesy
Mark Lewis performs Fridays at El Coral in Bremerton.
— image credit: Mark Lewis / Courtesy

BREMERTON — Saxophone virtuoso Mark Lewis continues his jazz series on Fridays, 6-9 p.m., at El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 4th St., Bremerton.

Lewis performs each week with a different Northwest master musician.

- April 6: Steve Luceno, bass.
- April 13: Michael Powers, guitar; Mikel Rollins, bass; Bob Merrihew, drums.
- April 20: Bud Schultz, piano; and Ted Enderle, bass.
- April 27: Milo Petersen, guitar.

The music is on the main floor in the restaurant and is open to all ages. No cover.

Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano; author of more than 1,500 compositions; and has recorded and produced more than 20 albums on various labels.

Rotterdam was Lewis’s home base for many years. He toured and played in most of the better clubs throughout Europe, and taught jazz theory and improvised music classes in several music conservatories. He lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria, B.C. as well. Lewis’s CD, “In The Spirit,” recorded at Music Annex in Menlo Park, Calif., made the Top 40 on Billboard Magazine’s Jazz Albums chart.

 

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