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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Vel Lewis!

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Oh, do we LOVE it when Vel Lewis visits!  You already know that this show host is from Philly - so is Vel.  So there's THAT ;) Reminiscing about former stomping grounds makes "Hybrid Jazz" fly!  Then, we have all that TALENT for us to ponder.  Vel is one of the most rounded individuals that we know.  Here's why - he started out early in our hometown and earned a seat with the Big Boys and Girls EARLY.  The recognition of his talent carried him past The City of Brotherly Love - Vel has played in a variety of venues that command respect.  Including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  And the Apollo in New York City. He has fans whose names you recognize - can we drop them here?  Dionne Warwick for one.  Greg Manning and Lenny Castro are two others.  They were crucial components within the elegant perk that was "Colors of Soul" - released in 2014.

Let's go back further than that - you may have heard Vel's compositions on some TV shows that you loved: "The Sopranos", "Friends" and "Mad About You."  You already know that our guest is a vastly creative Hammond B-3 Master - anything with a keyboard?  He's ON it!  And he sings :-D  His take of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" WILL be heard again on "Hybrid Jazz" this season.  He's a producer, too.  And a shrewd and savvy business man who can see the big picture in terms of promotion and how someone or some THING can sell.  Those who adore him are so proud of his success!

His new single is called "Papa's Strut" and it's KILLER!  Already being played in multiple countries, it's a pleasure to focus on it within the borders of the USA.  Vel's home turf is Texas now - and that state KNOWS all about Vel.  Time you knew more, too (expect surprises!)