What RuPaul Is Listening to Right Now
– March 19, 2018It makes me feel so chic, smart, and clever. My entrance into jazz was the pop jazz of the 1970s and ’80s—Ramsey Lewis’ Sun Goddess, Chuck Mangione’s Feels So Good, George Benson, Donald Byrd. In my twenties, I discovered the great jazz vocalists.
Earth, Wind & Fire keeps the funk groovin' with show at Four Winds Casino
– March 11, 2018White also sat in the drummer's chair with Ramsey Lewis' trio, so he brought musical influences that included gospel, jazz, blues and R&B to the experiment that became Earth, Wind & Fire. White's idea for the band evolved along with the lineup. However ...
Retracing America’s Musical Canvas
– February 19, 2018In Chicago, Mr. Blacc spends time with the jazz pianist and native Ramsey Lewis, who has recorded over 80 albums during his career and is known for songs like “The In Crowd” and “Sun Goddess.” It is a career that Mr. Blacc said he deeply admires.
America's Musical Journey Will Make You Want To Travel In 2018
– February 15, 2018This collaboration is indicative of the creative force that music instills. Blacc sat down with jazz legend Ramsey Lewis in Chicago, too. The film’s soundtrack also includes his “Wake Me Up” and “I Need a Dollar,” as well as classics, such as ...
Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli at Van Wezel
– January 4, 2018Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist John Pizzarelli team up for this tribute to one of the genre’s greats, singer and pianist Nat King Cole. Lewis’ jazz trio had hits with its renditions of “The ‘In’ Crowd” and “Hang on Sloopy,” which ...