The chart-topping Jazz Pianist Ramsey Lewis Has Passed Away At The Age Of 87,
According to News, Ramsey Lewis, one of the most defining jazz talents of the mid-20th century, has died at age 87, according to his son Bobby, a source close to Lewis.
Bobby Lewis said that he was just at peace with him at the time.
Most people who have met my dad say that he was a class act when they first met him.
He continued to be that way even to the end of his life.
Ramsey Lewis had a career that spanned over 60 years, beginning in 1956 with his first album, Ramsey Lewis and His Gentlemen of Swing.
At the age of four, Lewis began taking piano lessons and he went on to receive three Grammy Awards and seven gold records during his lifetime.
Lewis is perhaps best known for the title track of his 1965 live jazz album, The In Crowd, which was released as a single for Chess Records, and the accompanying live jazz album, The In Crowd.
As part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which also includes Eldee Young and Red Holt, Lewis recorded both the album and the single as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio.
In the Billboard charts, the album reached No. 2; the single reached No. 5 and was later deemed by NPR to be one of the last big jazz singles ever recorded.
A version of “Hang on Sloopy” recorded by the group reached No. 11 on the pop-music chart and No. 6 on the R&B chart in 1965, and a version of “Wade in the Water,” which is closely associated with the music of the Underground Railroad, reached No. 19 on the pop chart in 1966.
He has collaborated with a number of the biggest names in 20th-century music, including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, and Maurice White, who was a member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio before he founded Earth, Wind & Fire.
He continued to produce music throughout his life, with his last album being released in 2021, and some of his later work was produced by Mr. White. Lewis continued to produce music throughout his life.
He also hosted a radio show on WNUA-FM that was syndicated nationwide, which was also a great success.
In a statement posted on her Facebook page, Ramsey Lewis’s widow, Jan, said in a statement that the love and commitment of his fans across the world had fueled Ramsey’s passion for music.
It was a real pleasure for him to tour and meet music lovers from so many different cultures and backgrounds.
As a family, it was a great joy for us to be able to share Ramsey in this special way with all those who admired the gifts and talents God gifted him with.
Thank you so much for all the support that you have given us.”
The Chicago native Lewis, who received the Legendary Landmark Award in 2007, is known for helping to shape Chicago’s civic and cultural skyline.
As well as serving on the Merit School of Music board of directors for many years, he organized master classes and worked to provide access to music education for students from all backgrounds.
I believe that my father was able to live a long life because of the love and passion he had for the piano, and how he protected this love and how he coveted it, which gave him longevity,” Bobby Lewis told AP News. “He recognized the gift that God had given him,” he said.
Her late husband Ramsey Lewis is remembered by Ramsey Lewis’ wife
There was a statement posted on Ramsey Lewis’ Facebook page on Monday (September 12) announcing he had passed away at the age of 87.
There was a post on Lewis’ Facebook page explaining that he had “died peacefully” on Monday morning, but no cause of death was provided.
It has been reported that Lewis was a three-time Grammy award-winning jazz musician who has earned a reputation as a legendary figure in the world of jazz, having played in the music scene since the late 1950s.
There was also a tribute from Ramsey Lewis’ wife Jan in the tribute post that reflected on her husband’s “passion for music,” which was driven by his love for his fans around the world, as well as a tribute honoring Lewis’ life and legacy in jazz.
The actress expressed her gratitude to fans for their support and said: “It was a great pleasure for our family to share Ramsey with all those who admired the talents he was born within this special way.
I would like to thank you for your support. We are forever grateful for it.”