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Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, John's overwhelming musical drive stems from his late father, John W. Lewis Jr., a talented jazz musician who played piano and xylophone. Jazz would fill the air and John knew all the jazz standards at an early age. His late father mentored jazz pianist Horace Silver and bassist the late Keter Betts. The family later relocated to Washington, D.C. While attending school in the District of Columbia, John was a part of the All-City Junior High School Choir and The D.C. Youth Chorale, under the direction of Edward Jackson. A Voice Major classically trained at the University of the District of Columbia and also ministered with the Howard University Gospel Choir and recorded two albums "Take The Savior With You" and "Hymns For A Soulful People".

Later, in 1979, John relocated to Brooklyn, New York where he worked for the federal government and attended the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. He performed throughout the N.Y. area often performing with his late father and abroad in London, England.

"Just Chillin' (MTR 3500) is Johns' Fourth Album Release!. This CD is dedicated to his lovely wife Michele! This CD is all about the love we have for each other and embracing our faith and celebrating each new day of life! His Third Album "Back To The Beginning Again"(MTR 3400) was released in the fall of 2013. This album features 2 cover songs. "Going In Circles" originally recorded by The Friends of Distinction and "You Were Meant For Me" recorded by the late Donny Hathaway. Johns' Second Album "In Motion" (MTR3300) was released in fall of 2012 and was dedicated to his previous wife Rosemary Thompson-Lewis who died of breast cancer in April 2012. His First Album "Rhythms Of The Rainbow"(MTR3200) was released in the Summer of 1997. All original songs were written by John and Big Bos! Big Bos is also Producer, Bostein Productions, Brooklyn, New York. and John is Executive Producer on all 4 albums released on his independent label Musical Thirds Records! Johns' soothing and smooth vocals combined with Awesome Tracks by Big Bos, is the "Place You Want To Be!"

John resides in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition, is a devoted member of The House Of Prayer Fire Ministries, in College Park, Maryland. John owns his own record label, Musical Thirds Records and he also has a music publishing company; Slamin Jams Music, a BMI subsidiary.

John also made his acting debut in playing a Security Guard in the movie entitled UNBREAKABLE starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.