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Winner of the 2013 and 2018 “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” honors in the Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, D’Vonne Lewis (drums) is the grandson of the ‘Godfather’ of rock and roll/soul, 1950s-1960s Northwest organ legend, Dave Lewis. Lewis graduated from Seattle’s Roosevelt High School in 2002 and was a member of the award-winning jazz band, directed by SRJO trombonist, Scott Brown. While in high school, D’Vonne received the Essentially Ellington Drum soloist award for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. Lewis resides in Seattle, WA, and extensively tours and performs various gigs in styles ranging from jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock, Brazilian and African. He has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam; bassist John Clayton; George Cables; Diane “Deedles” Schuur; Dee Daniels; Floyd Standifer; Hadley Caliman; Marc Seales; Larry Fuller and a number of other local and national artists. Lewis composes for his own bands, ‘D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition’ and ‘Passage’. He is also the Earshot Golden Ear Award winner for ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ and the 2014 Stranger Magazine ‘Genius’ award recipient. Today he plays with his trio featuring Jacques Willis on vibes and Farko Dosumov on electric bass.