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us: Lewis, Ramsey


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Ramsey Emmanuel
  • Variants

    • us: Lewis, Ramesey
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19350527
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Musical College
        • Organization: (naf) University of Illinois at Chicago
        • Organization: (naf) DePaul University
        • Organization: (naf) Ramsey Lewis Trio
        • Organization: (naf) Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
    • Organization

        (naf) Chicago Musical College
    • Organization

        (naf) University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Organization

        (naf) DePaul University
    • Organization

        (naf) Ramsey Lewis Trio
    • Organization

        (naf) Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Ramsey Lewis Foundation
    • Organization

        Ramsey Lewis Foundation
    • Gender

        male
  • Related Terms

  • Sources

    • found: His Chance encounter [SR] c1982: label (Ramsey Lewis, piano)
    • found: Ramsey Lewis Trio. Reunion [SR] p1983: labels (Ramsey Lewis; Ramesey Lewis)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Lewis, Ramsey (Emmanuel, Jr.); b. May 27, 1935, Chicago; pianist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 19, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lewis, Ramsey, Jr.; Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr.; jazz musician, pianist; born 27 May 1935 in Chicago, Ilinois, United States; studied at Chicago Musical College (1947-1954), the University of Illinois (1953-1954), and DePaul University (1954-1955); formed the Ramsey Lewis Trio (1956); the recording of “The In Crowd,” which reached number five on the pop charts, was a turning point in his career (1965); created hit recordings of “Hang On Sloopy” and “Wade in the Water” and his very popular album The Sound of Christmas; hosted the weekly syndicated radio show Legends of Jazz; the host of a highly rated PBS television series, also called Legends of Jazz (2006); became the artistic director of the Ravinia Music Festival's jazz series; created the Ramsey Lewis Foundation (2005); was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship)
  • Change Notes

    • 1983-06-28: new
    • 2015-04-24: revised
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