According to a Facebook Post, Lewis died in his Chicago home. Lewis was a three-time Grammy winner, and NEA Jazz Master. His 1965 hit “The In Crowd” was an international pop crossover hit. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Ramsey Lewis died in his sleep at his home in Chicago, on Tuesday, September 12, 2022, at the age of 87.
Ramsey Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ramsey Lewis Sr. and Pauline Lewis. Lewis began taking piano lessons at the age of four, and age 15 he joined his first jazz band, the Cleffs. The seven-piece group provided Lewis his first involvement with jazz. Later on Cleffs drummer Isaac “Red” Holt and bassist Eldee Young joined Ramsey Lewis to form the Ramsey Lewis Trio.
Ramsey Lewis was artistic director of Jazz at Ravinia — an annual feature at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. He also helped organize Ravinia’s Jazz Mentor Program. Ramsey Lewis also served on the board of trustees for the Merit School of Music and The Chicago High School for the Arts.
Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career, has died at age 87. https://t.co/8ePNQ5X7Qx
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 13, 2022
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) September 12, 2022
Ramsey Lewis, a jazz pianist who unexpectedly became a pop star when his recording of “The ‘In’ Crowd” reached the Top 10 in 1965, has died at 87. https://t.co/tF8irvdAsP
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) September 13, 2022
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 13, 2022
Chicago Jazz Pianist Ramsey Lewis Passes Away at 87 https://t.co/AsskYO7SWs
— Black Enterprise (@blackenterprise) September 13, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) September 13, 2022
Chicago native and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has died at the age of 87 (WGN News). YouTube Tips ⓘ
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