Jim Lewis is the Trombone player and founding member of San Gabriel Seven(SGS). He studied jazz under Bill Watrous and is a regular on the L.A. jazz scene. He started as a session player in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and is a graduate of the University of Alabama Jazz Program. In Alabama, he led several groups throughout the early 90's and appeared as a guest soloist with Gene Bertencini. He moved to L.A in September of 2001 and, immediately after 9/11, was sent to Afghanistan for 18 months as a Special Forces Team Leader with his National Guard unit. Upon his return in 2003, Jim focused his attention on starting SGS and currently performs in many of the local rehearsal bands around town. Jim works full time as an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and spends much of his free time coordinating activities for SGS.

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