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Nicholas Lewis, a sophomore majoring in music, from Loris, SC, (29569) was among approximately 1,940 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Spring 2016 Dean's List. To qualify for th...Spring 2016
Nicholas Lewis, a Freshman majoring in Music, from Loris, SC, (29569) was among approximately 2,248 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2015 Dean's List. To qualify for the D...Fall 2015
Welcome to Teal Nation, Nicholas Lewis! Starting right now, your Merit page will feature all the great things you do at Coastal Carolina. Each time the college publishes an achievement update abou...Fall 2015
Activities & Affiliations
Ten student musicians with Coastal Carolina University's Saxophone Ensemble and Low Brass Ensemble presented an annual fall concert Oct. 17 in the Edwards Recital Hall. With Daniel O' Reilly, lect...Fall 2017
Nicholas Lewis, of Loris, SC, was one of nine student musicians from the Coastal Carolina University Symphonic Band who were selected out of more than 300 statewide collegiate performers to partici...Spring 2017
"Come Let Freedom Swing" in support of National Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Week in South Carolina was held at Coastal Carolina University on April 21. The CCU Jazz Ensemble perf...Spring 2018
Nicholas Lewis performs with CCU Jazz Ensemble for statewide kickoff of Jazz Day celebration
"Come Let Freedom Swing" in support of National Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Week in South Carolina was held at Coastal Carolina University on April 21. The CCU Jazz Ensemble performed along with the Carl Payne Big Band. International Jazz Week is dedicated to the memory of the late Skipp Pearson, the second official ambassador of jazz music for South Carolina.
As one of the most renowned jazz acts in the state of South Carolina, the Carl Payne Big Band, headed by Carlton Payne Jr., was founded with the intent of educating the listening public and young, aspiring musicians in the genre of big band swing. Members include band directors, teachers, engineers, lawyers, law enforcement officers and high school and college students. Bandleader Payne is a retired Marine Corps trumpeter and combat veteran who studied at South Carolina State University and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The CCU Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Matthew White, associate professor in the Department of Music, includes a traditional big band instrumentation of the 1940s: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drumset and piano.
Students in the Jazz Ensemble include:
Nicholas Lewis, a music major from Loris, SC.
Nicholas Lewis, a music major from Loris, SC, will be performing in Coastal Carolina University's Wind Ensemble concert "Reflections" on March 1, directed by T. Andre Feagin. The program features ...Winter 2017-2018