PROJECT QUEUE (w/ Mingo Lewis of Santana) + star guests
Boom Boom Roomat Boom Boom Room
San Francisco, CA
- When: Thursday, January 30th 2020 9:20 PM til 2:45 AM
- Where: at BOOM BOOM ROOM
- Door Time: 8:00 PM
- Show Type: Santana's band musicians
- Restrictions: 21 & over
An evening of Funky, Rockin', Psychedlic, San Francisco Bad-Azz Superstars together for a barn-burming throw-down!
The Amazing Rock 'n Soul Funk of SF's:
** PROJECT QUEUE **
* MINGO LEWIS *
(of Carlos Santana band)
* Special Guests *
* Special Guests *
Hailing from the Bay Area, Project Queue’s members comprise a very uniquebackground that cre-ates the perfect harmony of Fusion, Funk and Soul. With infectious groovesand melodies that takeyou for a ride, Project Queue turns any venue into a funky, driving, high-energyparty. Willy Jordan ondrums (who’s played with acts like John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, CharlieMussellwhite, Angel Streli, Joe Louis Walker, Volker Strifler, Carlos Santana, Eric Lindell, Doyle Brammall,and Brotherhood of Groove) and Andy Levine on bass (who holds a PhD in Groovology) laydown some of the tightest grooves you’ll ever hear. Jonathan Lancaster (an award winning, conservatorytrained musician) chimes in on saxophone with a sound heavily influenced by artists like HankMobley and Pharough Sanders, while Neal (a classical pianist) drops some insanely funky lines onkeys. John McCartney (toured with Tina Turner, Al Green and Rick James) sprinkles in driving handpercussion and Hannah Glass, classically trained violinist, with an amazing ascending sound youwont soon forget. Founder, “The Redman” is a fusion, funk and rock connoisseur, having studiedmusic composition at the university level, delivering a high-energy style reminiscent of Tommy Bolin.
In a career spanning more than 45 years (so far!), percussionist Mingo Lewis hasplayed with some of music’s greatest names, including Chick Corea (and Return to Forever), AlDiMeola, Santana, and the Tubes. He has performed live and/or recorded with hundreds of musicianssuch as Third World, Miles Davis, Todd Rundgren, and Billy Joel. He has recorded over 100records, many of which were Grammy winners. Mingo’s childhood was saturated with music andmusicians. His father, Jimmy “Babyface” Lewis, was a blues singer and guitarist, well-known at NewYork’s Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Jimmy’s closest friends were Miles Davis and TheloniousMonk, and the two would often visit the family. With such musical luminaries surrounding him, itwas inevitable that the boy would begin playing early. He started with brushes on just a snare drumand a cymbal, jamming with his father, who would wake young Mingo up in the middle of the nightto play with him and his friends. Over time, Mingo learned to groove with the masters. Monk, Miles,Max Roach, Art Blakey and countless others were frequent visitors to the house. From age 6 to 12,he was steeped in jazz, funk and soul music. Upon entering junior high school, he became enthralledwith Latin music, quickly becoming involved in the swinging Latin music scene in New York.