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Larnell Lewis with Joy Lapps-Lewis and Friends NSSBE Closing Concert

Feb 25, 2023

07:30 PM

Voxman Music Building, Concert Hall - 2101

93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Larnell Lewis with Joy Lapps-Lewis and Friends NSSBE Closing Concert

Larnell Lewis Band, feat. Joy Lapps-Lewis

The concert will be livestreamed here: https://music.uiowa.edu/about/live-stream-concert-schedule.

View the program here: https://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui%3A30061

This concert is free and open to the public.

Larnell Lewis is a GRAMMY Award winning musician, composer, producer, and educator. Based in Toronto, he has established himself among the most diverse and in-demand drummers in the world. Since 2012, Larnell has been playing with three time GRAMMY Award-winning band, Snarky Puppy. He leads successful ensembles of his own and has toured the globe with highly reputable contemporary musicians, including Quincy Jones, Laila Biali, Jeremy Ledbetter, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter, Benny Golson, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lisa Fisher, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, and moreLarnell’s immense talent, fierce creativity, and evolving musical style keep him in-demand as a collaborator for artists internationally. 

Together with his wife Joy Lapps-Lewis, the two lead a dynamic ensemble of performers with repertoire that teems with Afro-Caribbean- and Afro-Brazilian-inspired rhythmic and harmonic patterns, garlands of melody and plenty of space for spontaneity, and a fondness for hit song forms.

Internationally lauded artist and composer Joy Lapps activates spaces for community building and creative expression. The award-winning instrumentalist of Antiguan and Barbudan descent treats the steelpan as a tool for engagement, anchoring her artistry in a profound, community-centered musical tradition. She aims to amplify women’s contributions in every facet of her work, giving nuanced attention to women of the steel band movement. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at