The Artist Toolbox: Ramsey Lewis
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The Artist Toolbox: Ramsey Lewis

Friday, February 15 at 10:30 p.m.

“Jazz is an expression of the feeling that you have at that moment,” says legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.

Lewis, with his firm roots in gospel and who studied classical from a young age, has released 80 jazz albums over a 50-year career, making a huge impact on the music world with classics such as “The In Crowd,” “Hang On Sloopy” and “Wade in the Water.”

With his unique style of fusing his early gospel roots with funky riffs, Lewis is known as "the great performer." Find out why in this jazz lover’s edition of "The Artist Toolbox." “Never intellectually approach a piece of art,” warns Lewis. “Art is the mainline to creativity. Creativity is everywhere.”