Ramsey Lewis

NEA Jazz Master and three-time GRAMMY® Award winning pianist Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for more than 50 years. He brings the sound of the Chicago jazz scene to this special concert commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Perhaps best known for his career-defining ‘Sun Goddess” album released in 1974, Lewis was also the long-time disc jockey of the nationally-broadcast Legends of Jazz radio program as well as the host of the 13-episode Legends of Jazz PBS television series. He has recorded some 80 albums and has collaborated with groups ranging from Earth, Wind, and Fire to the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is part of a series of events in connection with the commemoration of Martin Luther King Day by the Kansas City chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.




American Jazz Museum


Gem Theater
1615 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States