Dr. Lomax is excited to uplift and edutain your students and community on a number of topics including: Black Composers, Jazz as Social Commentary, Black Music & Black Power in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter, and Drumversations. Below are a few options that combine concert presentations with lecture/master class styled interactions.
400: An Afrikan Epic
Dr. Lomax discusses his epic work ‘The 400 Years Cycle,’ a composition telling the story of the Afrikan diaspora from pre-colonial Afrika, through the Ma’afa, and into Afro-Futurism expressing a vision of what global Afrikan peoples could be come in the next 400 years as a healthy, high functioning, and united community.
Activiating the Transformative Power of Trust
Dr. Lomax uses his experiences as a musician as a metaphor for activating the transformative power of trust.
Blues In August: A Tribute to August Wilson
Inspired by the Four B’s (Blues, Baraka, Bearden, and Borges), Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright August Wilson, made a career of telling the stories of the beauty, strength, and resilience of Blacks in America. Dr. Lomax shares how he found the inspiration in Wilson’s work that led to the creation of his five movement ‘Blues In August’ for The Urban Art Ensemble.
Blues People: Amiri Baraka and the Story of Black Music
This landmark text from a pivotal figure of the Black Arts Movement, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) provides the inspiration and cultural back drop for this 7 movement suite. Dr. Lomax offers insight into Jones’ conclusions by drawing parallels in the contemporary social and political landscape.
Having worked for years to achieve a unique solo voice on the instrument, Dr. Lomax has released three innovative recordings documenting his process. Lomax combines timber, texture, melody, and free rhythm in a singular approach to solo drum set playing and he's happy to share his search for sound with percussion students and adventurous audiences.