1. Ramsey Lewis

    Ramsey Lewis

    23 Albums, 16 Songs

    • Mother Nature's Son
    • Time Flies
    • Meant to Be
    • Maiden Voyage (And More)
    • Meant to Be
    • Ramsey Lewis Trio at the Bohemian Caverns [Remastered]
    • Ramsey Lewis's Finest Hour
  2. Larry Rosen Reflects on 30th Anniversary of Iconic Label GRP

    October 01, 2012 8:53 PM EDT GRP co-founders Larry Rosen (left) and Dave Grusin. Groundbreaking jazz label GRP Records officially began celebrating its 30th anniversary with the Sept. 25 release of "GRP 30" (Verve Music Group/Universal Music Group). The double-CD re ...

  3. Ben Folds Five Could Make Another Album, But Not Until 2015

    September 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' the group's first album in 13 years, was 'really easy and really inspiring' to make, says Folds. Ben Folds says there's plenty more material where "The Sound of the Life of the ...

  4. Backbeat: Bill Cosby Helms His Last Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hugh Hefner, who just celebrated his 86th birthday, answers questions backstage. (Photo: Gail Mitchell) Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the phrases "30 ½ years" on the back and "thank you" on the sleeves, comedian Bill Co ...

  5. Robin Thicke Joins Sharon Jones, Bill Cosby, Keb Mo' at Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 17, 2012 2:00 PM EST Robin Thicke, newly named Grammy Award winners Christian McBride and Terri Lyne Carrington and Sheila E. are among the artists comprising the lineup for the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. This year, the festival will take place June 16-17 at t ...

  6. Groundbreaking Jazz Manager John Levy Dies at 99

    January 23, 2012 9:54 PM EST ALTADENA, California - John Levy, the first prominent African-American personal manager in the jazz or pop music field, whose clients included Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis, has died at age 99. Devra Hall Levy posted on his website that her husban ...

  7. May 27, 2009

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” 1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. 197 ...

  8. Putumayo Expands Jazz Catalog

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Putumayo World Music gets into the holiday spirit with the Oct. 28 release of “A Jazz & Blues Christmas.” Among the jazz and blues artists featured on the 10-track set are B.B. King (“Christmas Celebration”), Ray Charles (“Rudolph the Red-Nose ...

  9. WEA, LRSmedia Form Pact

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be 'Legends of Jazz.' WEA has signed a deal to serve as U.S. distributor for LRSmedia’s DVD, CD, digital and wireless music products. LRSmedia, founded by venture investor, Lee Rosenberg, music industry producer/entrepre ...

  10. Chart Beat

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monk, Colbrane, Shearing, Hancock and others give Billboard's jazz charts a vintage feel. JAZZ MEN AND WOMEN: The Billboard jazz charts look like they were compiled in the 1950s or 1960s this week, with six debuts from artists whose careers har ...

  11. Big Band

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and musically adept jazz vocalists. His latest project, "Big Band," is, as the title suggests, a foray into the big band groove, and it's Kevin Mahogany is unquestiona ...

  12. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for ...

  13. Jamiroquai Soundtracks 'Late Night'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late ...

  14. Breaking & Entering

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pretty Girls Make Graves and Felix da Housecat. PRETTY GIRLS ON THE MOVE: The name of the song that opens the second effort from Pretty Girls Make Graves is " ...

  15. Simple Pleasures

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional collaboration that began with the 1984 album "The Two of Us." Lewis and Wilson gravitated toward the melodicism of pop Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist ...

  16. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The 13th installment in the compilation series "NOW That's What I Call Music" (UME). -- New albums from modern rock acts Eve 6 ("It's All in Your Head, ...

  17. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall wil ...

  18. Austin, Jones Set For 'HIP' Jazz Benefits

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The hip sounds of Patti Austin, Elvin Jones, Dianne Reeves, and Ramsey Lewis will be the focal point of a slate of New York benefit concerts. Sponsored by the HIP Health Plan of New York, the HIP Jazz The hip sounds of Patti Austin, Elvin Jones, Dia ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no bi ...

  20. Simon, DMB, McKnight Among N.O. Jazz Fest Actst

    February 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.d Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on t ...

  21. George Harrison: 'All Things' In Good Time

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An expanded edition Billboard Editor-In-Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George Harrison, available only on Billboard.com. This is an expanded edition Billboard Editor In Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George ...