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Lewis, John (Aaron)

(1920–  ) jazz musician; born in La Grange, Ill. As a pianist and arranger, he was employed by numerous bandleaders between 1945–51, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Illinois Jacquet, and Lester Young. In 1952 he recorded with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and other members of the original Gillespie band's rhythm section. By 1954 this group had coalesced as the Modern Jazz Quartet, with Lewis serving as its musical director and arranger, and Jackson as its principal soloist. Lewis also composed for movie soundtracks and ballet, and was a proponent of the fusion of jazz and classical elements known as "third-stream."
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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The June 2004 festival drew 28,500 people to downtown Indianapolis to hear Ramsey Lewis, John Scofield and other jazz greats.
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It is an irony that many of the finest speeches in the Commons against raids came from antibombing Tories such as Julian Lewis, John Baron and David Davis.
A reunion for Fred Lewis, John James and William (Bill) Allen
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Back row (from left) coach Neil Whittaker, Paul Hampson, John Horton, Andrew Day, Gary Van Bellen, Steve Elliott, Balbao Singh, Mick Dyson, Dave Sanderson, Simon Dransfield and trainer Mick Mulligan; front row (from left) Sam Lewis, John Price, Roy Blackburn, and physio and secretary Cyril Tunnacliffe, Steve?, John Webster and Iqbal Butt.
From daughter Jean, Len, grandsons Keith, Rikki, Lewis, John and partner Karen, also son Alan and partner Debbie and loving daughter Anne xx.
With: Mark "Smelly" Bell, Mike "Mad Dog" Bell, Rosemary Bell, Sheldon Bell, Christian Boeving, Barry Bonds, Wade Exum, Donald Hooton, Ben Johnson, Floyd Landis, Carl Lewis, John Romano, Jeff Taylor, Gregg Valentino, Gary Wadler.
CROSBY STUART JFC: Harry Woods, Darren Thomas, Jamie Hickey, Sean Smith, Con-nah Lewis, John Connell, Tim Williams Picture: GEOFF DAVIES code: 071104f
Forwards: Bo Henriksen, Matt Lewis, John Williams, Andy Bishop (loan).
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