Vic Lewis

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Vic Lewis


Although not a major musician himself, Vic Lewis was an important force in British jazz beginning in the 1930s, leading bands covered a wide range of styles. A rhythm guitarist (he started when he was three) and an occasional cornetist and trombonist in his early days, Lewis gained early experience leading a band that included the teenage George Shearing. When he first visited the U.S. in 1938, he led a couple of Dixieland-oriented recording sessions that included Bobby Hackett,... Read more

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