This day (May 27, 1935), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Ramsey Lewis, an American jazz composer and pianist.
Wikipedia : This day (May 27, 1935), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Ramsey Lewis, an American jazz composer and pianist.
Ramsey Lewis : Ramsey 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 cross over to the pop and R&B charts. The Ramsey Lewis Trio, with bassist Eldee Young and percussionist Redd Holt, became a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene, releasing their debut album, Ramsey Lewis & His Gentlemen of Jazz, back in 1956.
@allmusic : Pianist and composer he has been a major figure in contemporary jazz since the late 1950s, playing music with a warm, open personality that’s allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts.
@last.fm : He has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career. His recent “With One Voice” release pays homage to his gospel roots all while maintaining his classic style.