Jim Lewis



Jim Lewis

Jim Lewis is a freelance trumpet player, composer/arranger in the Toronto area. He is a member of the Paul Read Orchestra, and the Musical Director and featured soloist with the Jazz Mechanics Big Band, with whom he toured Italy and Austria in 2006. He can be heard in clubs in the Toronto area, Ottawa and Montreal as a sideman and with his own projects from duo to sextet. Jim has been featured on CBC’s Jazzbeat and has played Jazz Festivals across Canada, in the United States and Europe with some of Canada’s most creative jazz musicians.

He recently completed a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Louisville, where he studied trumpet performance with Dr. Michael Tunnell, composition and arranging with John LaBarbera and improvisation with Jamey Aebersold, and is currently an adjunct Faculty member at both Humber College and the University of Toronto.

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