“James Brandon Lewis, a jazz saxophonist in his 30s, raw-toned but measured, doesn't sound steeped in current jazz-academy values and isn't really coming from a free-improvising perspective. There's an independence about him.”
— The New York Times
“With an insatiable appetite for music on the fringe, drummer Chad Taylor has been an active participant in the creative music environments of both Chicago and New York. Not confined to any particular style, Taylor threads an array of astounding patterns and cadences.”
— All About Jazz
Elysium Furnace Works is proud to announce its 2018 calendar of cutting-edge musical performances, all taking place at the gorgeous, 140-year-old Howland Cultural Center, located at 477 Main St. in Beacon, NY. Kicking off EFW’s 2018 season will be the acclaimed duo of tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and drummer-percussionist Chad Taylor, performing on Saturday, March 31 at 8 PM. Admission will be $20 at the door. Lewis and Taylor will be appearing in support of their new duo recording Radiant Imprints, released on the Off-Record Label. ...