Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ramsey Lewis in Historic Concert In Harlem for Father's Day Weekend


NEW YORK---Three-time Grammy Award ® winner and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis & The Electric Band will make a rare appearance in New York’s Harlem in A Father’s Day Weekend Celebration concert presented by the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall.

The composer, pianist and jazz legend will perform Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7pm at Aaron Davis Hall on the campus of The City College of New York, West 135th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, 10031. It will be his first-ever appearance there. With him will be jazz greats Henry Johnson on Guitar, Joshua Ramos on Bass and Charles Heath on Drums.

“We all know Harlem is so important to the world of Jazz, and to perform in Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall is a true delight,” Mr. Lewis stated. “Just in time for the first days of summer and Father’s Day!”

Besides three Grammy Awards ®, the jazz legend has seven gold records to his credit. One of the most successful jazz pianists of all time, his cross-over hits, including “The In Crowd,” “Hang on Sloopy” and “Wade In The Water” not only topped the charts for record periods of time, but brought jazz into the musical and social mainstream.

Ramsey Lewis began wooing audiences at the tender age of 21. His debut album, Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing catapulted him to fame in 1956. His breakout hit “The In Crowd” in 1965 made him a crossover sensation.

A native of Chicago, Lewis began classical piano lessons at the age of four and honed his skills playing Gospel in church. His unique melding of Gospel, Jazz and Classical styles has made his sound unique among all pianists and is recognized around the world.

“Ramsey Lewis is a class act and I’m so happy he will perform at Aaron Davis Hall,” said Managing Director Gregory Shanck. “We’ve had world legends on our stage and this is one more creative giant.  I’m so proud to have him perform at Aaron Davis Hall.”
Tickets for A Father’s Day Weekend Celebration with Ramsey Lewis are $30 general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Visit or call 212-650-6900.

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