Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis to play Chicago Jazz Festival before retiring

Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis will give his last live performance in Chicago before retiring at the city's jazz festival this year.

The free Chicago Jazz Festival runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 in the lakefront Millennium Park, at the Chicago Cultural Center and at venues throughout the city. There also will be free performance in neighborhood clubs and venues from Aug. 24-29 leading up to the downtown events.

Lewis formed the Ramsey Lewis Trio early in his career and has won three Grammy awards. He has recorded more than 80 albums and written several pieces for string ensemble and orchestras. Lewis received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz...

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