When: Sat., May 4, 7 p.m. 2013
Legends don't need new releases to stay relevant. Yet that hasn’t stopped jazz pianist/composer Ramsey Lewis from releasing more than 80 albums in his 57-year career. With such million-selling singles as "The In Crowd" and a cover of the Vibrations' "Hang on Sloopy" to his credit, Lewis has remained influential over the years by collaborating with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers, and former bandmate Maurice White. Lewis headlines CAU's annual benefit concert.