At the root of Larnell Lewis’s music is a kindhearted soul

The Artistry of… Larnell Lewis

Larnell Lewis is an immense talent who has fierce creativity and a continually evolving musical style. His bio says so. He is an artistic giant. He truly is all of those things, but most importantly, he is a kindhearted soul. A spiritual man, Larnell is true to his family and friends. Everyone is treated with the same level of unbridled generosity, unaffected love, respect and trust.

The essence of the from-the-heart soul comes through in his music and music making. From the simplest, distilled, sweet music and sounds of a song for his infant son, to the fireworks and precision and excitement of a signature drum solo, he is as dedicated to life and life’s energies as he is to the music he writes and plays. Gracious as in with grace, unpretentious, soulful and bighearted. He is among the best of Toronto and the world, and the world is happy when he plays.


The Artistry of… airs Wednesday evenings on Dinner Jazz with John Devenish.


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