Eddie Lewis Trumpet Resume

Eddie Lewis – Trumpet – Photo by Pin Lim at Forest Photography

Eddie Lewis Trumpet Resume

Edward R. Lewis
Professional Trumpet Player,
Teacher and Composer
PO Box 34027
Houston , TX 77234

Summary of Experience

This resume encompasses more than forty years of experience gained as a professional trumpet player, private instructor and composer/arranger. It represents a vast diversity of stylistic accomplishments in a variety of musical genres ranging from classical through to jazz, salsa and funk.

1. Education

University of Texas at El Paso , Texas 1982 – 1987
Andress High School , El Paso , Texas 1979 – 1982

Private Instruction:

Michael Hamm – Hawaii 1976 – 1977
David Robbins – El Paso , TX 1979 – 1980
Kenneth Capshaw (Ass. Principal Trumpet El Paso Symphony) – El Paso , TX 1980 – 1982
Sam Trimble (Principal Trumpet El Paso Symphony Orchestra) – El Paso , TX 1982 – 1987
Joseph Packales – Composition – El Paso, TX  1984 – 1987
Jim Austin (Principal Trumpet Houston Symphony Orchestra) – Houston, TX 1988
Richard Schaffer (2nd Trumpet Houston Symphony Orchestra) – Houston , TX 1990 – 1992

Single Lessons With:

Luther Didrickson in Chicago
Charlie Geyer in Houston
Armando Ghitalla in Houston
Jeff Curnow in Dallas

Houston Jazz Band - Jazz Forever - Eddie Lewis Trumpet
2. Performance Experience

Eddie Lewis strives to be the best trumpet player he can be in any stylistic setting. Striving for excellence as a performer has opened many doors in his career as a trumpeter. This resume reflects the many opportunities made available to him as a result.

2.1. Currently Leader and/or Musical Director of:

Consort Immanuel – Houston, TX (since 2007)
Living Rhythms Jazz Combo – Houston, TX (since 1990)
Bravado Brass Ensemble – El Paso and Houston, TX (since 1983)

2.2. Currently a Member (Sideman) of:

The Blue Gnus – Jazz Trumpet Player (since 1994)

2.3. Past Member of:

Jazz Forever LLC – Lead/Jazz Trumpet Player and Music Director (2013  – 2019)
David Caceres Band – Lead/Jazz Trumpet Player (1997 – 2016)
Texas Music Festival Jazz Project – Lead Trumpet Player (2002 – 2010)
Quail Valley Church Praise Band – Lead Trumpet Player/Section Leader (1999 – 2008)
Ed Gerlach Orchestra – Lead/Jazz Trumpet Player (1995 – 2007)
Maria Williams Big Band – Lead/Jazz Trumpet Player (2000 – 2006)
Carlos Garnette and the Latin Jazztet – Jazz Trumpet Player (2001 – 2003)
Toomey Starks Band – Lead Trumpet Player (1993 – 1998)
Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra, Pasadena , TX – Principal Trumpet (2000 – 2002)
Texas Brass Ensemble – Trumpet Player (1994 – 2004)
Tom Borling BeBop Band – Jazz Trumpet Player (1992 – 1998)
T. K. Oh!!! – Lead Trumpet Player (1991 – 1994)
Salsamerica – Lead Trumpet Player (1993 – 1997)
Houston Jazz Orchestra – Lead/Jazz Trumpet Player (1993 – 1996)
La Orquesta Criolla – Lead Trumpet Player (1990 – 1992)
Promessa Band – Lead Trumpet Player (1989 – 1990)
Cold Sweat – Lead Trumpet Player (1988 – 1989)
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – Third Trumpet Player (1984 – 1986)

2.4. Freelancing With:

2.4.1. Houston Bands:

Avizo Band, The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas, The Ned Battista Orchestra, The Blue Monks, Boomtown Brass Band, Bubbah Thomas, Calvin Owens, City Stax, Conrad Johnson and His Big Blue Sound, Danny Chirino, Doppleganger, Eclipse Band, Family Tree, Galveston Beach Band, The Gypsies, Holiday Brass, The Houston Jazz Orchestra (Ricky Diaz and Chuck Nolen leading), The NEW Houston Jazz Orchestra (Joel Fulgham leading), The Houston Nonet, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Brass Quintet, Houston Sinfonetta, HT5, Jacqui Sutton and her Frontier Jazz Orchestra, Gene Keen, Ken Cluck’s Holiday Brass, Malcolm Pinson, The Maria Williams Band, Mark Towns and the Jalipeños, La Orquesta La Criolla, Nobody’s Fool, Off the Record, The Phil Gray Orchestra, Richard Brown Orchestra, Rick Porter, Ricky Diaz Orchestra, Ronnie Renfro Orchestra, Juiro Riasco y Volcan, Salmarum, Saoco, Shana Mashego and the Sacred Ensemble, The Texas Brass, T. J. Funk, Yvonne Washington, The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra

2.4.2. Regional Bands:

Elan Aritsts, The Grooves, The Groove Merchants (out of Utah), Guy Lumbardo,
The Jack Melick Orchestra, Michael Carney, Vali Swing, Vintage 15

2.4.3. El Paso Bands:

99 and the Shotgun Horns, Eddie Caranza Big Band, Curt Warren, El Paso Brass Quintet, El Paso Pro Musica, Pete Ruiz, Sant Francis on the Hill (Church)

2.4.4. Trumpet Player Backing Salsa Artists

Tito Allen, Luisito Ayala, Camilo Azuquita, Jose Bello, Pedro Brull, Wichie Camacho, Canario, Luisito Carrion, Alex de Castro, Santiago Ceron, Conjunto Chaney, Mariano Civico, Anthony Cruz, Cano Estremera, Cheo Feliciano, Henry Fiol, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Paquito Guzman, Roberto Lugo, Andy Montañez, Axel Martinez, Jose Mengual Jr., Ismael Miranda, Rey Reyes, Johnny Rivera, Pete “Conde” Rodriguez, Papo Sanchez, Kim de los Santos, Wilson Saoko, Ray Sepulveda, Roberto Torres, Hector Tricoche, Richie Valdes, Rafu Warner

2.4.5. Trumpet Player Backing Other Latin Artists

Joe Bravo, Jimmy Edward, Jose Feliciano, Yehuda Glantz, Elsa Garcia, Ram Herrera, Julio Iglesias, Jose Jose, Little Joe, Nelson Ned, Sunny Ozuna

2.4.6. Trumpet Player Backing Name Acts

Frankie Avalon, Archie Bell, Michale Bolton, The Buckinghams, Brent Carter, The Chiffons, John Denver, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Mike Farris, The Four Tops, The Grass Roots, The Happenings, Jerry Herman, Little Anthony, Gloria Loring, Micheal Lynche, Johnny Mathis, The Modernairs, Karren Morrow, The O.J.s, Portugal the Man, Stormy Omartian, Shirley Alston Reeves, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Dennis Tufano, Tanya Tucker, Franky Vallie, The Vogues, Wayne Watson, Cece Winans, Jo Anne Worley

2.4.7. Trumpet Player Backing Jazz Artists

Ashley Alexander, Tom Harrell, Kevin Mahogany, The Manhattan Transfer, Bob Mintzer, Diane Schuur, Bud Shank, Ed Shaughnessy, Bobby Shew, Marvin Stamm, Chris Vidala, Bill Watrous

2.4.8. As a Guest Trumpet Soloist With:

Alvin Community College Jazz Ensemble – 2018
Jazz Unlimited of El Paso – Al Mendez Tribute Concert – 2017
Houston Community College Jazz Ensemble – West Chase Campus – 2017
James E. Taylor High School Jazz Band – 2016
The University of Texas at El Paso Jazz Lab Band – 2015
The Gonubie Primary School Marimba Band – 2013
The Loud Jazz Orchestra – San Antonio – 2011
Friendswood High School Jazz Ensemble – Friendswood – 2007
Memorial High School Jazz Ensemble – Houston , Tx – 2004
The Clear Lake Symphony – Clear Lake , TX – 2003
The Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra – Pasadena , TX – 2002
Woodlands High School Jazz Fest – The Woodlands, TX – 2002
The Woodlands Concert Band – The Woodlands, TX – 2001
The El Paso Jazz Orchestra and the UTEP Lab Band – El Paso , TX – 2000
The University of Houston Down Town Civic Jazz Orchestra – Houston , TX – 2000
The High School for Performing and Visual Arts Jazz Band – Houston , TX – 1996
The Houston Community College Orchestra (Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto) – Houston , TX – 1994

2.5. Recording Experience:

2.5.1. Trumpet Player On The Following EPs, CDs and LPs:

CDs and LPs listed according to date:

2019 Brother Mac – Great Again (Trump Song)
2018 Eddie Lewis –
Unadorned Trumpet Hymns II
2017 Eddie Lewis –
First Trumpet Fruits
2016 Eddie Lewis – Unadorned Trumpet Carols
2016 Eddie Lewis –
2016 Eddie Lewis –
Unadorned Trumpet Hymns
2016 Eddie Lewis –
Trumpet Quasi Master
2015 Eddie Lewis –
Rivers of Life
2015 Eddie Lewis – Extra Credit (single)
2015 White Rabbit Salad – Ella Baila Flamenco (single)
2014 Jazz Forever – Spiked Eggnog, A Little Xtra Xmas
2014 Eddie Lewis – A Not So Distant Pass
2014 Jazz Forever – Mardi Gras Legends
2013 Jazz Forever – Volume 2
2013 Jazz Forever – Volume 1
2012 Eddie Lewis – Vintage Trumpet Treasures
2012 Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra – Notes From the Frontier
2011 Southern Backtones – La Vie En Noir
2011 Chase Hamblin – Fine Time
2009 B. D. Lenz – Hit It and Quit
2009 Kris Becker – Inventions
2009 Mark Piszczek – Bamboo Philharmonic
2007 Calvin Owens – Houston Is the Place to Be
2006 Jimmy Edward – It’s Alright
2006 Bob Gallarza – Live in Session
2005 Grammy Award Winner – Little Joe – Chicanismo
2005 Royal Jesters – Odyssey
2005 Quail Valley Church Praise Band – Give Him the Praise
2005 Trudy Lynn – I’m Still Here
2005 Calvin Owens – Hey Boy, How You Do That Thang?
2005 Calvin Owens – I Aint Gonna Be Yo Dog No Mo
2005 Bob Gallarza – Full Circle
2004 Derrick Horne – My Purpose
2004 David Marez – Bringing It Back
2004 Bob Gallarza – Pride and Passion
2004 Maria Williams – Rhythmic Remedy
2003 David Lopez – Solo Para Ti
2002 Yoe Puedo – Cantar Los Vocales
2002 Yoe Puedo – Cantar Los Colores
2002 Texas All-State Jazz Drum Etudes
2001 Ezra Charles – Beaumont Boy
2001 Lise Liddell – White Heart
2000 Texas Brass – Sounds of the South
2000 Calvin Owens – Stop Lying In My Face
1999 Ricky Diaz – Everything Happens to Me
1998 Mango Punch – Pop Rock
1997 Tom Borling Bebop Band – Plays the Music of Eddie Lewis
1995 Corky & Shirley Ballas – Passion Too
1993 Phil Blackmon – Respectfully Yours
1986 UTEP Jazz Ensemble – Plain Jazz
1986 UTEP Wind Ensemble – TMEA Performance
1985 UTEP Jazz Ensemble – Live in Montreux
1984 UTEP Jazz Ensemble – Jazz 84

2.5.2. Trumpet Player On Jingles and TV Spots:

Budwieser, TV Land, Fiesta, Kroger, Nissan, Palais Royal, and many more…

2.5.3. Misc. Recording Work:

Various Miss America Accompaniments
The Bracelet of Bordeaux (Movie)

3. Teaching Experience

Eddie Lewis’ trumpet teaching style is based on one basic ideal – identify the students musical goals and teach them the best way to reach those goals.

3.1. Private Trumpet Lesson Teacher (since 1981):

Operating as an instructor from home studio (since 1997)
Santa Fe Junior High School in Santa Fe, TX (2016 – 2018)
Friendswood High School in Friendswood, TX (2005 – 2010)
Lutheran South Academy in Houston, TX (2005 – 2007)
Pasadena High School in Pasadena, TX (2005 – 2006)
H&H Music Store in Pasadena , TX (1996)
Deer Park High School in Deer Park , TX (1990 – 1996)
Space Center Intermediate in Clear Lake , TX (1993 – 1996)
Cunningham Middle School in Houston , TX (1989 – 1994)
Free Port High School and Jr. High in Free Port, TX (1988 – 1989)
Bob Farley Music (currently Olivas Music), El Paso , TX (1984 – 1987)

3.2. Director and Associate Professor:

Houston Civic Jazz Orchestra
University of Houston Down Town 2007 – 2008

3.3. Jazz Improvisation Teacher:

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts – Houston, TX (1992 – 1997)

3.4. Orchestration Teacher:

Summer Jazz Workshop – Jazz Education, Inc. (1995 – 1998)

4. Arranging and Composing Experience


Many hundreds of arrangements for a variety of instrumentations and styles ranging from  string quartet to full symphonic works; from jazz duets to full big band arrangements. Composer of over three hundred original works mostly for brass ensembles, trumpet ensembles and jazz instrumentations. Mr. Lewis’ writing style is best described as “cross-cultural“. His arranging and compositional style is largely influenced by his diverse experience as a trumpeter.

4.1. Writing Arrangements for the Following Local Houston Bands:

The Best Little Klesmer Band in Texas
Carlos Puig
David Caceres Band
Johnny Gragg/Brent Carter
Denise Laws
The Grooves (from Austin Texas)
Ervin Hester (Brass Quintet)
Jazz Forever
The Maria Williams Band
Mark Towns
Norma Williams (Flautist)
The Quail Valley Church Praise Band
The Texas Brass
Tommie Lee Bradley
The Woodlands Symphony/Fellowship of the Woodlands
Wynn Hudson

4.2. Composition Commissions and Recordings:

The Tom Borling Bebop Band (Plays the Music of Eddie Lewis)
The Texas Brass Ensemble (Sounds of the South)
Calvin Owens (The End of the Road)
The City of Loredo (March of the Republic of the Rio Grande)
– The article linked to above has two errors. The march is an original composition of Lewis’, not an arrangement, and he was not in attendance for it’s premier.

4.3. Copy Work for:

Bob Gallarza
Buzzy Smith
Don Elam
Ricky Diaz

4.4. Texas All-State Jazz Etudes:

Each year Mr. Lewis submits at least one etude to be considered as audition music for the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble. His original etudes have been selected every year except one since he began doing this. (Note: linked titles go to Youtube videos of the etude.)

2021 Trumpet Etude One
– Based on Groovin’ High
2021 Trumpet Etude Two
– Based on Body and Soul
2021 Trumpet Etude Three
– Based on Recordame
2020 Trumpet Etude One
– Based on Afternoon in Paris
2020 Trumpet Etude Two
– Based on I’ll Remember Clifford
2020 Trumpet Etude Three
– Based on Night in Tunisia
2019 Trumpet Etude One
– Based on Donna Lee
2019 Trumpet Etude Two
– Based on A Closer Walk With Thee
2019 Trumpet Etude Three
– Based on St. Thomas
2018 Trumpet Etude One
– Based on Parker Blues
2018 Trumpet Etude Two
– Based on chord progressions from But Beautiful
2018 Tenor Trombone Etude Three
– Based on chord progressions from Mambo Inn
2018 Bass Trombone Etude One
– Based on chord progressions from How High the Moon
2017 Trumpet Etude One
– Based on chord progressions from Confirmation
2017 Trumpet Etude Three
– Based on chord progressions from Armando’s Rumba
2017 Trombone Etude Three
– Based on the chord progressions from One Note Samba
2017 Bass Trombone Etude One
– Based on blues in B flat.
2016 Trumpet Etude Two

– Based on chord progressions from Angel Eyes
2016 Trumpet Etude Three
– Based on the chord progressions from Keith Jarrett’s Lucky Southern
2015 Trumpet Etude Three

– Based on chord progressions of Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon
2015 Trombone Etude Three
– Bossa nova over blues progression
2014 Trombone Etude One
– Blues Shuffle
2012 Trumpet Etude Two
– Swing Ballad based on chord progression of Don Redman’s Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
2011 Trombone Etude One
– Swing etude based on “parker blues” chord progressions
2010 Trumpet Etude One
– Swing etude based on chord progression of Clifford Brown’s Joy Spring

4.5. 2017 – El Paso All-Region Jazz Etudes (Region 22):

Because of his contributions to the Texas All-State Jazz Etudes each year, Mr. Lewis was asked to write a majority of the trumpet etudes used for the Junior High All-Region Jazz auditions in his home town of El Paso. He contributed five ballad, three funk and five Latin etudes.

4.6. Music Publishing:

Selling selected compositions and arrangements at Tiger Music.

Eddie Lewis Trumpet Sheet Music5. Publications

5.1. Books and Methods Authored:

20 Trumpet Tyro Duets
20 Trumpet Pioneer Duets
Trumpet Folk Fill-in-the-Blank
Trumpet Chops Tyro
Trumpet Chops Player
One Range – A Trumpet Chops Strategy Guide
Band Scale Expansion Studies for Trumpet
Trumpet Chops Pro (SMP, Amazon)
The Calling (SMP, Amazon)
Trumpet Switchbacks (SMP)
Trumpet Apprentice Tonalization Studies: Major Scales
Chops Express for Trumpet (SMP, Amazon)
All-State Prep for Trumpet (SMP)
Total Tonalization
Celebrations – 101 Orignial Duets for Trumpet (SMP, Amazon)
Twelve Tunes for Linear Diatonic Improvisation
Trane for Trumpet (SMP)
Groups Eight and Nine
Jazz Sampler
Twenty Studies for Trumpet (SMP)
The Jazz Style of Gerald Hunter
The Jazz-O-Witz Scrolls
Go With the Flow (SMP)
Daily Routines for Trumpet (SMP, Amazon)
The Physical Trumpet Pyramid

5.2. Journal Articles For Trumpet Players:

Thumbtack Provider Tip: Retirement Years are the Prime Time to Start Music Lessons
International Trumpet Guild Journal – Houston, Texas, Not Just a Hick Town
International Trumpet Guild Journal – Let’s Take It At the Mambo
IAJE Texas

5.3. Online Publications:

The Comeback Trumpeter Player’s Guide
BrassMusician.com: Body Tension in Brass Playing – website has been discontinued
Jazz Houston – website has been discontinued
Trumpet Live – website has been discontinued

6. Professional Affiliations

The International Trumpet Guild (ITG)
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)
Texas Jazz Educators Association (TJEA)

7. Social Media

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lewis.trumpet
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eltigredo