Ramsey Lewis was an American jazz composer, pianist, and radio personality who passed away on 12th September 2022 at his Chicago home in his sleep. He was 87 years old and had recorded over 80 albums, earned five gold records, and won three Grammy Awards. He married twice in his life and was survived by his second wife, Janet Tamillow, seven children and thirteen grandchildren.
Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. (May 27, 1935 – September 12, 2022)
He was a musician and composer who was born in Chicago. He studied music at Chicago Music College and grew up in the Cabrini-Green housing complex. His father was a maintenance worker who introduced him to jazz and the music of Duke Ellington and Art Tatum. He began taking piano lessons at the age of four and soon joined his family’s church choir as an accompanist.
Lewis recorded more than 80 albums and earned five gold records. He was a renowned pianist and composer who influenced many modern musicians. His songs Wade in the Water, Brazilica, Sun Goddess, and You Are the Reason were among his most popular songs. He was a talented artist who radiated class, character, and substance.
He was a dedicated supporter of the arts and helped connect younger generations to the joys of creative creation. He was the artistic director of Jazz at Ravinia and organized Ravinia’s Jazz Mentor Program. He was also a radio host and producer of the critically acclaimed Legends of Jazz TV series. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Age at Death
Janet Tamillow is a jazz musician who has collaborated with many acclaimed musicians. She has a long history of collaborating with Ramsey Lewis and she is also a vocal advocate for raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. She has been married twice and she has one child with her first husband. She has been a widow since the death of her second husband. Ramsey Lewis was known for his 1960s hits Wade in the Water and Hang on Sloopy. He died at the age of 87. His wife was Janet Tamillow. He also had two children from his first marriage. Janet Tamillow is a jazz pianist and singer who has performed with some of the most well-known artists in the music industry.
Ramsey Lewis was an American musician who is known for his work in the genres of jazz and blues. He is a multiple Grammy award winner and has earned a great deal of fame. He also had a very successful career as an actor. He was married to Geraldine Taylor for a long time until their separation in 1989. He then married Janet Tamillow and together they had seven children; Dawn Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Ramsey III Lewis, Kevyn Lewis, Denise Lewis, and Kelly Lewis.