Ramsey Lewis
American musician
Ramsey Lewis
Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career.
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A Cover That Gave Jazz Lots of Soul
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Fifty years ago, Ramsey Lewis’s cover of ‘The In Crowd’ started a movement.
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Mike Ragogna: ASCAP Workshop: Chatting with Richard Bellis, Matthew Margeson, Michael Bearden, & Joe Trapanese, Plus Exclusives by The Grahams and Sweet Relief's Victoria Williams
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ASCAP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FILM SCORING "Our participants come to the Workshop at a critical point in their careers. We identify them just before they launch and provide a training ground for them to hone the skills they will need to succeed. Think of it as a finishing school." - ASCAP's Jennifer Harmon First, here's an introduction from ASCAP's official press release: "The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its annual Film & Television Scoring Workshop from July 8th - August 1st, 2013, celebrating 25 years since the program first launched in 1988. Founded by composer Fred Karlin, and co-produced with ASCAP's longtime veteran Nancy Knutsen, the Workshop has become one of the most well-respected programs in the world. In 1998, Emmy Award-winning composer Richard Bellis joined the workshop as a mentor and has served in that position for the last 16 years." And discussing the workshop and music in general are Richard Bellis a ...
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Ralph A. Miriello: Notes on Jazz's Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jimmy Cobb photo by Lena Ashasheva ©2013 Another year has passed since Notes on Jazz published its annual Living Legend of Jazz feature. This is the fourth such compilation, a yearly reminder and a joyful celebration of the artistry and longevity of jazz artists that have been living in our midst. With each year we marvel at some familiar new members who have entered into the ranks of the Living Legends. The criteria are uncomplicated, simply induct any musician, working or retired who has reached their seventieth birthday and has contributed to the canon of the music, keeping the spirit and tradition of the music alive. They could be relatively obscure or internationally recognized, but in their own way they made a difference. Many of us grew up with these artists and have followed their careers through the years. As this is an organic list, ever-changing, like the music, its ranks are added to and depleted each year. Sadly, since last July 4th, ,we have continued to lo ...
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Art Notes: Performances set at Feed & Seed
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Performances set at Feed & Seed Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, will host shows starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-216-3492. The following is the July schedule: u Today: Paul's Creek u Saturday: Gordon Terry & Friends at 6:30 p.m.; West End String Band at 7:30 p.m. u July 27: Walt & Friends u July 28 : Tom Fisch at 6:30 p.m.; Bobby and Bluegrass Tradition at 7:30 p.m. u July 29: Mt. Top Bluegrass at 6 p.m. Relay For Life set for today The Relay for Life will be today at Fletcher Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher. Here is a list of the events: u 6 p.m. — Celebration ceremony u 6:20 p.m. — Survivor and caregiver laps u 7:45 p.m. — Crowning of Mister Relay and community water balloon toss u 8 p.m. — Balloon dance competition u 9 p.m. — Luminary remembrance ceremony and slide show u 9:30 p.m. — Fireworks show; The Guitar Academy faculty rock band will play classic rock and host guitar raffle. u 10 p.m. — A ...
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Ralph A. Miriello: Notes on Jazz Third Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Roy Haynes photo by Fran Kaufman © 2012 Notes on Jazz Third Annual Living Legends of Jazz 2012 Once again it is time for my annual Notes on Jazz listing of the Living Legend of Jazz .This is the third annual compilation, and with each year we gain some new members and sadly lose some old friends. The list is a celebration of those who have, for so long, graced us with their talents, their creativity and their love of the music. Last year, we saw the passing of some truly venerable legends. Musicians, performers, innovators, teachers and mentors who made an indelible mark on society at large and on the music in particular. Some were famous, some infamous and all will be missed. This fraternity of Jazz Legends lost two drummers. A onetime member of both the Ellington and Basie band's drummer Butch Ballard passed at the age of 92. The eclectic rhythm machine, Paul Motian, who together with bassist Scott LaFaro and pianist Bill Evans formed what was perhaps the mo ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 27-June 2
Yahoo News - over 4 years
May 27: Actor Christopher Lee is 90. Actress Lee Meriwether is 77. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 77. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 76. Country singer Don Williams is 73. Actor Bruce Weitz is 69. Singer Cilla Black is 69. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 67. Actor Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") is 57. Singer Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees is 55. Singer-guitarist Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz is 54. Actress Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") is 51. Actress Cathy Silvers ("Happy Days") is 51. Comedian Adam Carolla is 48. Actor Todd Bridges ("Diff'rent Strokes") is 47. Drummer Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains is 46. Actor Paul Bettany ("The Da Vinci Code," ''A Beautiful Mind") is 41. Singer-guitarist Brian Desveaux of Nine Days is 41. Actor Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock") is 39. Rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast is 37. Rapper Jadakiss is 37. Actor Chris Colfer ("Glee") is 22. Actor Ethan Dampf ("American Dreams") is 18.
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Review: Elvis Costello's spontaneous 'Spinning Songbook'
LATimes - almost 5 years
  Hand it to Elvis Costello: With his delightfully zany “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” conceit, the indefatigable British singer and songwriter has created a musical game show in which he not only gets to host but also cheat, and the audience often hopes he’ll do so. On Tuesday, as he rolled the Spinning Songbook back into the Wiltern, wrapping up the Revolver Tour that had been at the same venue 11 months ago, Costello again brought audience members up to the stage throughout the two hour and 20 minute show to spin the big wheel. The spinning wheel is a device he first introduced in 1986, and also used at a Wiltern show that year. On that wheel are 40 slots, mostly with names of songs, but with a few wild-card entries such as “Cash,” which allowed him to play a Johnny Cash tune of his choosing (“Cry, Cry, Cry”), and also the word “Happy,” which unleashed a handful of songs from his 1979 album “Get Happy” when it surfaced on another fan’s spin. (Nobody ever got the wheel to sto ...
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Arts on TV: Trans-Siberian Orchestra; André Rieu; Ramsey Lewis
LATimes - almost 5 years
“Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Fine Cut Festival of Student Films: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman. “The World's Greatest Musical Prodigies” 10 p.m. Thursday, KLCS: Alexander meets and auditions four pianists ages 8 to 12. “André Rieu Presents: Live in Dublin” 9:30 p.m. Friday, KVCR: The conductor leads a performance of the Johann Strauss Orchestra at the Dublin Depot in Ireland. With guest John Sheahan. “<a class="fplink fp-321550" href="/Andre+Rieu+1">André Rieu</a> Presents: Live in Maastricht” 11:15 p.m. Friday, KVCR: The violinist performs with the Johann Strauss Orchestra at Vrijthof Square in Maastricht, Netherlands. “The Artist Toolbox” 8:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: Jazz pianist <a class="fplink fp-227001" href="/Ramsey+Lewis+1">Ramsey Lewis</a>. “Land of the Dragon” 3:30 p.m. Sunday, KCET: Painting and Calligraphy: Chinese brush painting; calligraphy. “Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater” Midnight Sunday, KVCR: Paul O'Ne ...
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RAMSEY: Lewis-Palmer boys stampeding opponents
Blue Mountain Gazette - about 5 years
Lewis-Palmer is so big and fast and motivated that opposing teams have not a chance. The Rangers have won their past dozen games by 427 points, leaving basketball devastation in their wake. The latest smack-down came Tuesday when Lewis-Palmer...
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Flavor and Sound, Finely Tuned - San Diego Jewish Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Anthology has been host to world-class acts like the legendary jazz artists Ramsey Lewis, Natalie Cole and Wyton Marsalis. The venue has even helped propel the careers of many rising stars, like Israeli musician Idan Raichel, who appeared in June on
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Entertainment calendar for Sept. 1 - Lake Forester
Google News - over 5 years
Oct. 15, 8 pm: The NAACP Lake County Chapter presents The Sun Goddess Tour featuring Ramsey Lewis and his Electric Band. Tickets are $30-$65. Oct. 23, 7 pm: Grammy Award-winning Christian music band Third Day performs with progressive pop Dove Award
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Music: Jazz masters weekend - Taipei Times
Google News - over 5 years
Tomorrow&#39;s concert shifts from Blanchard&#39;s sophisticated, African fusion-influenced bop sound to down-home gospel blues, funk and soul by pianist Ramsey Lewis and his quintet. Lewis, 76, has a gospel and classical background that has deeply influenced
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Fareed Haque, “Best World Guitarist”, coming to Glen Ellyn - TribLocal
Google News - over 5 years
This guitar virtuoso has worked with Paquito D&#39;Rivera, Sting, Joe Henderson, Cassandra Wilson, Ramsey Lewis, Nigel Kennedy and many others to numerous to name here. Mr. Haque has made many television appearances. He more than ably demonstrates the ease
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See what concert tickets are going on sale soon in St. Louis - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 5 years
21-24; Stanley Jordan&#39;s Trio, Oct. 5-8; Jeff Lorber Fusion featuring Jimmy Haslip &amp; Eric Marienthal, Oct. 19-22; Ramsey Lewis Electric Band, Nov. 30-Dec. 3; Greg Osby, Dec. 14-17; the Bad Plus, Jan. 4-7; Robert Glasper Experiment, Feb
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Into His Ninth Decade, Rivera Enjoys A Jazz Renaissance - The Brooklyn Ink
Google News - over 5 years
(Photo: Robert Fieseler/The Brooklyn Ink) Indeed, one of Rivera&#39;s biggest songwriting hits, You&#39;ve Been Talkin&#39; Bout Me Baby, was recorded in 1965 by the Ramsey Lewis Trio for their Grammy Award-winning album The In Crowd. The album peaked at number
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Ramsey Lewis Electric Band - Culturekiosque
Google News - over 5 years
At the age of 74, Ramsey Lewis has not only continued to be active in the jazz world, but he&#39;s also forging ahead with a newly inspired creative instinct as a composer. This re-envisioned artistic sensibility is showcased on his new album,
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Mac McDonald: Big doings outside of town, but there's still a lot of great ... - Monterey County Herald
Google News - over 5 years
... festival and the San Jose Jazz Festival will feature some big names in the music business, from Phish, Arcade Fire, Muse, The Roots, The Shins and MGMT at the former and Trombone Shorty, Mavis Staples, Ohio Players and Ramsey Lewis at the latter
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Jazz Saxophonist Dee Lucas Releases New CD, "Rebirth Of The Smooth" Late ... - Music Indistry News Network
Google News - over 5 years
... DC Lucas has played alongside some of the finest contemporary jazz greats such as: Kirk Whalum, Gerald Veasley, Boney James, Phil Perry, Chris Botti, Warren Hill, Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Bobbi Humphrey, Ramsey Lewis, Ronny Jordan, Greg Karukas
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ramsey Lewis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 72
    In May 2008, Lewis received an honorary doctorate from Loyola University Chicago upon delivering the keynote address at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis still lives in Chicago, the city of his musical roots. He has seven children, fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. With Max Roach With Jimmy Woode With Lorez Alexandria Currently, the normal RIAA certifications for a gold album is 500,000 units.
  • 2007
    Age 71
    In January 2007, the Dave Brubeck Institute invited Lewis to join its Honorary Board of Friends at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis is an Honorary Board member of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Lewis is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
  • 2005
    Age 69
    Early in 2005, the Ramsey Lewis Foundation was created to help connect at-risk children to the world of music.
    More Details Hide Details As an offshoot of that foundation, Lewis plans to form a Youth Choir and Youth Orchestra.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 54
    In addition to recording and performing, Lewis hosts the weekly syndicated radio program Legends of Jazz, created in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He also hosted the Ramsey Lewis Morning Show on Chicago "smooth jazz" radio station WNUA (95.5 FM). In December 2006, this morning show became part of Broadcast Architecture's Smooth Jazz Network, simulcasting on other smooth jazz stations across the country until its cancellation in May 2009, when WNUA switched over to a Spanish format. In 2006, a well-received 13-episode Legends of Jazz television series hosted by Lewis was broadcast on public TV nationwide and featured live performances by a variety of jazz artists including Larry Gray, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joey Defrancesco, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Benny Golson, Pat Metheny and Tony Bennett. Lewis is artistic director of Jazz at Ravinia (an annual feature at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois) and helped organize Ravinia's Jazz Mentor Program. Ramsey also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Merit School of Music, a Chicago inner-city music program and The Chicago High School for the Arts, the new public arts high school in Chicago.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 30
    By 1966, Lewis was one of the nation’s most successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with "The In Crowd", "Hang On Sloopy", and "Wade in the Water".
    More Details Hide Details All three singles each sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs. Many of his recordings attracted a large non-jazz audience. In the 1970s, Lewis often played electric piano, although by later in the decade he was sticking to acoustic and using an additional keyboardist in his groups. In 1994, Lewis appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, alongside other prominent jazz artists Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by TIME magazine.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 20
    The trio started as primarily a jazz unit and released their first album, Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing, in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Following their 1965 hit "The In Crowd" (the single reached No. 5 on the pop charts, and the album No. 2) they concentrated more on pop material. Young and Holt left in 1966 to form Young-Holt Unlimited and were replaced by Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White. White left to form Earth, Wind & Fire and was replaced by Morris Jennings in 1970. Later, Frankie Donaldson and Bill Dickens replaced Jennings and Eaton; Felton Crews also appeared on many 1980's releases.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on May 27, 1935.
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