Joey Alexander Trio / Ramsey Lewis Quartet
Venue: Koerner Hall TELUS Centre
Media partners: Toronto Star & JAZZ.FM91
Date: Thu Jun 30 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $59.50, $69.50 + service charge
Buy Tickets: Koerner Hall Ticket Information: 416-408-0208
Ramsey Lewis Quartet
Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio, with bassist Eldee Young and percussionist Redd Holt, became a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene, releasing their debut album, Ramsey Lewis & His Gentlemen of Jazz, back in 1956. Lewis earned his first gold record, as well as a Grammy award for Best Jazz Performance, for their swinging version of Dobie Gray’s hit “The In Crowd.” He returned to the pop charts in 1966 with versions of “Hang On Sloopy” and “Wade In The Water.” Throughout the years, Lewis’ trio has undergone membership changes, all the while staying true to Lewis’ high musical standards.
Joey Alexander Trio
An extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander marked his recording debut with the release of My Favorite Things, nominated as Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the 2016 Grammy Awards. Joey brings a delicate, profound and soulful touch to his own interpretation of such classics as My Favorite Things, Giant Steps and Over the Rainbow and showcases his talents as an arranger, composer and bandleader. His Giant Steps has earned a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.