AT THE ORDWAY: Ramsey Lewis and the Urban Knights
Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend
- Sunday, Oct 21, 2018
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
This concert takes place at the Ordway. To purchase tickets, click here, buy tickets in person at the Ordway, or call the Ordway Box Office at 651.224.4222.
About Ramsey Lewis and the Urban Knights
Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years, with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to crossover to the pop and R&B charts.
Throughout his illustrious career, Lewis — who is an NEA Jazz Master — has also joined forces with countless other artists to create new and innovative music. Collaborators include Nancy Wilson, London’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dr. Billy Taylor, Grover Washington, Jr., Earl Klugh, and Dave Koz. Lewis has also hosted popular radio and television programs, including the a well-received 13-episode Legends of Jazz television series broadcast by PBS, which featured live performances by a variety of jazz artists including Larry Gray, Lonnie Smith, Joey Defrancesco, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Benny Golson, Pat Metheny, and Tony Bennett. Lately, Ramsey has been touring with Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire), John Pizzarelli and Ann Hampton Callaway.
Ramsey is currently working on a new record, which he will begin recording in August with his longtime band, the Urban Knights—an all-star jazz, R&B, and funk band featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist Henry Johnson, drummer Charles Heath, bassist Joshua Ramos, and keyboardist Tim Gant.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Living Legend of Jazz” —TheUrbanMusicScene.com
“…as important as just the jazz that he created, being a mentor and inspiration to a whole other group.” —Aloe Blacc
“Ramsey Lewis plays jazz piano like it’s brand new and fresh.” —AXS