Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis
- Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis
Birthday wishes to pianist-composer Ramsey Lewis who celebrates today (May 27). Born in Chicago, Illinois Ramsey began playing the piano when he was four and joined his first jazz band, The Cleffs, when he was 15. Known for his chart-topping hits like "The In Crowd," "Hang On Sloopy" and "Wade in the Water," Ramsey has recorded over 80 albums in his long and successful career. He has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards and was named a NEA Jazz Master in 2007. Ramsey performed in Istanbul, Turkey on April 30, 2013 for the 2nd Annual International Jazz Day Concert. He will be in New York City on June 14 for "A Father's Day Weekend Celebration with Ramsey Lewis" taking place at The City College of New York's Aaron Davis Hall.
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