While many of saxophonist Malcolm Lewis’s influences like John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Maceo Parker and Karl Denson played straight ahead jazz or funk, Malcolm has made his reputation by fusing these genres with hip hop, reggae, blues, rock, world beat and African music. Malcolm has been involved in the Portland music scene for over fifteen years. He has studied and performed with renowned Portland jazz legends such as Mel Brown, Thara Memory, Gordon Lee, Renato Caranto, Norman Sylvester, Louis Payne and Warren Rand. Some of Malcolm’s past projects include Lilla D’mone, Philly’s Phunkestra, Pato Banton and the Now Generation, Upright Dub Orchestra and The Lightning Kings who received a Muddy Waters award for best new act in 2017 from the Portland Blues Association. He currently also plays with Madgesdiq Project , Shvvvr and Side Moves. Malcolm’s goal with music is to reach any and everybody who wants something new and inventive to thrive on.