The Program of Deprogramming
Brandon Lee Lewis
The Program of Deprogramming is lead by Brandon Lee Lewis. Known for having held a ritualistic weekly Sunday late-night set & session in NYC, performing originals and tributes to the masters, such as John Coltrane and Harry Whitaker, this gathering has become an iconic ritual, welcoming many living legends to the bandstand.
Drummer Brandon Lee Lewis has performed internationally with artists such as Gil Coggins, Harry Whitaker, Frank Wess, George Mraz, Kenny Garrett, Myron Walden, Azar Lawrence, Lezlie Harrison, Saul Rubin, Avi Rothbard, Anthony Wonsey, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman and Charles Tolliver, among others. He's also performed on Award-Winning Broadway productions The Color Purple and Memphis and the feature film American Gangster.
In addition to impeccable sideman work, he hosts a weekly Sunday night jam session, inherited from the great Harry Whitaker. Sundays have evolved into a community hang where Brandon's developed a band sound as a vehicle for his compositions, an offering known as the Program of Deprogramming, which features longstanding bandmates Lawrence Clark, Stacy Dillard, Theo Hill and Renée Cruz, in addition to a bevy of special guests.