LEWIS, Ramsey (1935 -2022)
American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality.
ISP – Inscribed Signed Photograph 8″x10″ black/white matte-finish record label image. Boldly signed in black marker pen For Paul, Sincere Regards, Ramsey Lewis. Signed circa 1980.
Dr. Lewis recorded over 80 albums and was the recipient of seven Gold records and three Grammy Awards. His album The In Crowd earned Lewis critical praise and the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance. His best known singles include Wade in the Water and Sun Goddess. Until 2009 he was the host of the Ramsey Lewis Morning Show on the Chicago radio station WNUA.
Active in musical education in Chicago, Dr. Lewis founded the Ramsey Lewis Foundation, established the Ravinia’s Jazz Mentor Program, and served on the board of trustees for the Merit School of Music and Chicago High School for the Arts.