Unity Jazz Band painted by Ted Lewis, left to right standing, Ron Burnett, Alan Peacock and right Ted Lewis on piano
Ted Lewis Group Celebrates with a Jazz Festival
Ted Lewis was a largely self-taught jazz pianist who at a young age had a large collection of LP records (vinyls), his favourite artists being George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and Dave Brubeck.
In 1958 he joined the Unity Jazz Band which was largely comprised of students from Hull College of Art and Crafts which played Hull and East Yorkshire. After 1960 he never played professionally again but entertained in pubs and for friends.