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Henry Lewis (Conductor)

Born: 16th October 1932, Los Angeles,

Died: 26th January 1996, New York City, U.S

Nationality: American

Henry Jay Lewis was an American double-bassist and orchestral conductor whose career extended over four decades. A child prodigy, he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 16, becoming the first African-American instrumentalist in a major symphony orchestra and, later, the first African-American symphony orchestra conductor in the United States.

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