Recording artist Curtis E. Lewis Jr. began singing at the early age of six ministering in song at his home church, The Church In The Round C.O.G.I.C., located in Aliquippa, Pa. With a watchful eye and a listening ear, Curtis learned the ropes of the music industry and the ministry of music–and its role both in and outside of the church atmosphere–from his father, Dr. Curtis R. Lewis, Dean of Music of the International Churches of God in Christ.
Now Curtis, who is a two-time winner and 2002 finalist competitor of the nationally acclaimed “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” is working with world-renowned gospel artist TONEX and highly-acclaimed producers in Los Angeles and expects to release his solo CD this year. He is an artist for TONEX’S “Nureau Ink Squad” and Herbomusic with producer Herb O’neal. Curtis is a featured soloist on the gospel album “BLESSED BY ASSOCIATION,” with Pastor John P. Kee and New Life. He is also featured on the release from John P. Kee’s VIP Music and Arts Seminar “THE POWER OF WORSHIP” and the newest release of the VIP Music and Arts Seminar “LIVE AT THE FELLOWSHIP.”
On Sept. 17, 2003, Curtis was the premier vocalist for the star-studded after party held for Paramount’s “The Fighting Temptations” movie, held at the Highland Club in Los Angeles, CA.
Also, Curtis was recently called upon to sing the National Anthem at the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers’ home football game against the Detroit Lions.
Besides singing at his home church, Curtis also ministers across the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania and abroad. One of Curtis’ recent achievements is that of gaining the titles of the 2001, 2000, 1999 and 1998 “1st Place Male Vocalist” from 106 Jamz WAMO, the top R&B radio station in Pittsburgh. His other achievements include having the privilege of being nominated several times to be a recipient of Pittsburgh’s African-American Awards. Curtis has also shared the same stage for great music artists, including Kirk Franklin, Trinitee 5:7, Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra “Ki-Ki”
Sheard, Byron Cage, Mary-Mary, Israel Houghton, Ty Tribett, Co Co (formerly of SWV), 112, Ideal, Brian McKnight, Rev. Timothy Wright, Kurt Carr, the Mississippi Mass Choir, Vickie Winans, Pastor John P. Kee and many, many others. He has also worked with gospel artist/producer Tonex in the studio.
He’s ministered on numerous occasions at the International Convocation of the Churches Of God InChrist, held annually in Memphis. Curtis’ sound was also heard at various schools and colleges, including The Pennsylvania State and Howard universities, and then was the featured soloist for numerous youth retreats, weddings, workshops and concerts.
Curtis doesn’t take the gift of singing that God has implanted in him for granted. He realizes the anointing that God has placed on his voice and life and wishes to utilize it not just within the church walls but “outside of the box.”
He desires to be a well-rounded artist, not being limited to the normal, stereotypical gospel artist. He wishes to be an encouragement to the hopeless, and among other duties, to put a smile on someone’s face. Curtis has been labeled the “Donny Hathaway of this season,” but he endeavors to carry a sound that is distinct and that is his own. Curtis also, more than just seeking a record contract, wants to leave a legendary mark in the music industry.
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Current Cd to Date: “New Life”