Saturday, May 2, 2009

Photos from Eric Lews - Live @ DNA Lounge

Last week I had the opportunity to see the phenomenal jazz pianist virtuoso Eric Lewis play at the DNA lounge in the SoMa district of San Francisco. It was an amazing event, put on last minute as a benefit concert to raise funds for the legal fees to keep DNA lounge from being closed. I had never heard of him before this event, but it turned out to be one of the best musical performances I've ever heard.

From his better known interpretation of Going Under by Evanescence to reinterpretations of Clocks by Coldplay and Sweet Home Alabama, every piece was blisteringly fast and beautiful in complexity. The audio recordings on my phone turned out horribly, but hopefully someone will post video of this to YouTube soon. It was a magical event, and one I'll never forget. Here are some pics that try to capture his intensity.

Eric Lewis by Flying_Doc.

DSC09324 by Flying_Doc.

DSC09342 by Flying_Doc.

(see them all here)

Word is that he'll be back at DNA in June for another concert, but hopefully with a little more forewarning. I'll be there for sure.

(thanks to Laughing Squid for the original post)

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