Adjunct Jazz Instructor Marcus Lewis Wins Charlotte Street Award


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that trombonist Marcus Lewis has been awarded a 2018 Generative Performing Artist Fellowship by Kansas City's Charlotte Street Foundation.  The 2018 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards recognize two exceptional artists in
the fields of dance, theatre, music, opera, sound art, performance art, multimedia performance, spoken word, puppetry or hybrid performance-based forms. Both of the artists will also receive an unrestricted cash award of $10,000 and their public performances will be promoted by Charlotte Street throughout the rest of 2018.

Marcus Lewis holds a BM in jazz performance from Valdosta State
University and MM in trombone performance from the University of
Nebraska at Omaha. Marcus currently lives in Kansas City, MO
where he leads his own quintet, 18-piece Big Band and continues
to tour with Grammy Nominated vocalist, Janelle Monáe.

Congratulations, Marcus!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949