Composer and pianist Ramsey Lewis has been a musician for 75 of his 79 years (at this writing, in 2014). In 1956, he began captivating fans with his first album, Ramsey Lewis And The Gentlemen of Swing. A lifelong Chicagoan who began piano lessons at age 4, he has garnered three Grammy Awards and seven gold records.
“But that’s how life is, isn’t it? You believe the hill is higher than it actually is.”