Ramsey Lewis Receives a Liftime Achievement Award in Chicago!
Chicago-born Ramsey Lewis received the award Thursday. It was presented by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at the Thompson Center in Chicago.
The 83-year-old Lewis formed the Ramsey Lewis Trio early in his career and won several Grammy awards. He has recorded more than 80 albums and written pieces for string ensemble and orchestra. He received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award in 2007.