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Eric Lewis a.k.a Elew Brings ‘Rockjazz’ To TED

This is ‘Rockjazz’ pianist Eric Lewis a.k.a Elew seen here playing at TED this year to an audience that was impressed enough to give him a standing ovation. Elew’s style at first seems a little strange he often stands when he plays, reaches into the piano to pull its strings and contorts his face.

He studied piano as a child and later at the Manhattan School of Music also playing for the Lincoln Center Jazz Troupe and then touring with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson before breaking off to go it on his own.

A very talented individual, as an aside who remembers this classic “I’m playing all the right notes not necesarily in the right order” 🙂

Via PSFK

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