The BRONZeTONE CENTER for Music & History - "bringin' the mix"

The 6th Annual                                     2020

    Lewis Hamlin Jr. Legacy Celebration

         Dr. Debi Hamlin, the BRONZeTONE Center for Music & History, 
                       Associates, and Sponsors Proudly Present the

      6th Annual Lewis Hamlin Jr. Legacy Celebration
                          Saturday, October 24th, 2020
                                    Macon, Ga. & Baltimore, Md.

                              Multi-Instrumentalist & Entrepreneur
         Lead Trumpeter, Band Director, & Chief Arranger for James Brown,
             Producer of Live at the Apollo, JB Co-Song Writer, Thing in G
          Music Educator, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, ACTIVIST


Lewis Hamlin Jr., Trumpeter/Arranger
Oct. 24, 1930-Nov. 23,1991

                                                                                                         James Brown, Mr. Dynamite

A Message from our Founder, Vocalist & Professor of History: Dr. Debi Hamlin

        The 2020 Lewis Hamlin Jr. Legacy Celebration will focus on a particular LHJ quality: CREATIVITY. During what has been, and remains a tumultuous year filled with unprecedented loss, sadness, and uncertainty for many, we choose to focus on Lew's ability to hear/see what others could not. We are inspired by, and grateful for this eternal legacy-gift. From James Brown's Director/Arranger, to his groundbreaking thesis on Music Therapy,  and founding of the Lewis Hamlin Jr. Big Band to the development of a mobile food truck for children of low wealth neighborhoods in Baltimore's inner city, Lewis Hamlin Jr. was a CREATOR. "A stone-cold-funky" trumpeter/arranger, Lew lived a life of service and kept the music playing until the very end.
                                                                    Thanks Dad!

     So we devote the week of Oct.18-24th, to creating something good in our lives that serves the community. Some "fresh and funky" idea that uses our gifts and talents to CREATE the life that we desire rather than one determined by others. Who and what will YOU be on the other side of the Pandemic? Time moves forward and we must move with it vowing to get, and remain, in "good and necessary trouble" for No One and No Thing can stop an idea whose time has come.  Believe, Trust,
                     Know, and have Faith in this indisputable fact. VOTE and; PROTEST and;
                                           ECONOMIC SELF-DETERMINATION and;
                      SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER and, while all life matters in general,....
          BLACK LIVES and their LIVELIHOODS MATTER particularly NOW, especially NOW
                                              in this historical moment.

                                                              There was/will be a time.
       But know that James Baldwin's "fire next time" is the fire this time, Right NOW 2020,
                                                                    In my/your lifetime.


The 5th Annual                              2019

    Lewis Hamlin Jr. Legacy Celebration

           Chief Arranger, Band Director, Producer of "Live at the Apollo,"
              & Lead Trumpeter for James Brown, "Godfather of Soul."

                                                   (October 23, 1930 -- Nov. 23, 1991)

                                                         Thursday, October 24, 2019
                                                                  Macon, Georgia 

Design for BronzeTone Center for Music & History Site (Copyright, 2019)

BronzeTone Center Bldg. --Exterior                                                          Interior Garden




                      BronzeTone Recording Studio

LHJ Performance Stage

                         BronzeTone Reheasal Studios

BronzeTone Situation Room


             BronzeTone Meditation Lounge

BronzeTone Executive Office                       

                      BronzeTone Executive Suite
                        LHJ 2018

      Dr. Debi Hamlin & the BRONZeTONE Center for Music & History are extremely   
                             grateful to all supporters and attendees of the
                            4th Annual Lewis Hamlin Jr. Legacy Celebration -- 

  An amazing day of soulful music, a phenomenal vocal performance by Dr. Hamlin,
          inspiring and informed conversation, Afro-Brazilian cuisine, Sangria, the
                    traditional "Lewis D.s Mango Pound Cake," and Ambrosia !

                        Where: Presidential Suite at Macon Marriott, City Center
                        When: Wednesday, October 24th, 12 noon 'til 12 midnight

The Venue
                                           Macon Marriott, City Center

                                                               Presidential Suite

The Feast

Beans  & Rice, etc.                                                      Curry Fish & Okra


                                                   Seafood Gumbo                                                                                

Mango/Peach Sangria!                                                                    Cheers!!


"Lewis D.'s Mango Pound Cake"                                      "Arlivia's Ambrosia"                                                                                                                           
In loving memory of Lewis Decellous Hamlin,                  In Loving Memory of Arlivia E. Smith Hamlin
Trumpeter, and Baker -Extraordinaire.                             Wife-Mother-Daughter-Sister-Educator, 
(1954-2015)                                                                                  and Friend. (1931-2002)

The MusicIn Loving Memory of Derek Hamlin, Trumpeter, Prolific Song Writer, and Minister

                       "There Was A Time"

                                                             In Loving Memory of

Music Educator, Chief Arranger-Producer-Band Director-Lead Trumpeter for the
               "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, and Macon/Baltimore's Own

                                             LEWIS HAMLIN JR.

                                   (October 24, 1930 - November 23, 1991)

         Lewis Hamlin Jr.  : James Brown's Musical "Interpreter/Translator" for the Famous Flames   


       The Famous Flames: Well Rehearsed and playing on the One ( Lewis Hamlin Jr., Front & Center)

                                 LHJ 2017

    Dr. Deborah "Debi" Hamlin and the BRONZeTONE Center for Music & History proudly presented the 3rd
 Annual Celebration for Maconite and Fort Valley State University Alum, Lewis Hamlin Jr., former Chief Arranger, Band Director, an lead Trumpeter. Our 2017 theme derived from the W.E.B. Du Bois classic, The Souls of Black Folk.

                                                        Tuesday, October 24, 2017
                           The Wingate by Wyndham; 100 North Crest Boulevard
                                                           Macon, Georgia 31201



The People
       Richard Keil, Founder of the Tubman Museum (L), Wini McQueen (R), Artist of the Black Experience



Hamp Swain, Legendary Radio Personality,"Please, Please,"                                      Alice Bailey, Macon Radio Personality,
Georgia Music Hall of Fame                                                                                                 Swain Protege, and Entrepreneur

The Soul Food







                                                            LHJ 2016
               Historic Douglass Theatre
                          Lew's Mango Pound Cake.  In his words, "so good it ain't nothin' but the truth." 

                                          Thanks for showing up, and staying ALL Day !!

                            Getting reading for "Soul Serenade" --  are you ready for show time ????

                                            A few local Legends say "Let's Get it On"!!!

                                                           LHJ 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                        Lewis Hamlin Jr. (1930-1991)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
            Special Birthday Tribute to Macon/Tindall Heights Native,
                                         LEWIS HAMLIN JR.
 Also Celebrating  -- James Brown/Lewis Hamlin PRODUCTION of "LIVE AT THE APOLLO" (Oct. 24, 1962) ---               &Tindall Heights' own  GLADYS WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE BAND LEADERS      
                                      Birthday Celebration begins at 2:30 p.m.
          Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Drive in Tindall Heights where it all began for so many ...
                                        Signing of the Tindall Scroll of Fame
                                           FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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