Godwin Louis | May 26-27

@ The Jazz Gallery

Saturday May 27, 2023

2 Day Event

07:30 PM - 11:00 pm

Godwin Louis -saxophones
Axel Tosca -piano
Savannah Harris -drums
Billy Buss -trumpet
Hogyu Hwang -bass
Johnny Mercier -organ

Saxophonist & educator, Godwin Louis, was born in Harlem, New York and began playing saxophone at age nine. Godwin grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port au Prince, Haiti. Godwin was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Saxophone Competition, and has performed all over the world. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance. Godwin has studied with and performed with Herbie Hancock, Clark Terry, Roger Dickerson, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Jack Dejohnette, Jimmy Heath, Billy Preston, Patti Labelle, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Barry Harris, Howard Shore, David Baker, Mulatu Astakte, Mahmoud Ahmed, Wynton Marsalis, and Terence Blanchard just to name a few. In addition, Godwin has performed as a sideman, guest soloist and has conducted clinics and master classes worldwide. As a composer, Godwin has received the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, and the Jazz Gallery’s “New Works Commission”. As an educator, humanitarian and ambassador, Godwin has traveled from Benin to China to help promote cross-cultural understanding and introduce thousands to America’s indigenous art form, through public concerts, master classes, and jam sessions. He is currently full-time faculty for the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music. Godwin is the founder of Experience Ayiti, a nonprofit educational, multidisciplinary arts organization. Godwin’s debut album as a leader, entitled “Global”, was released in February 2019.

Saturday May 27, 2023

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $33.00

Various Cover: $33.00 - $44.00

Billy Buss, GODWIN LOUIS, Godwin Louis | May 26-27, Hogyu Hwang, Johnny Mercier, New York City Area, Savannah Harris, The Jazz Gallery