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Jazz Hall partners with other “Southern Cultural Treasures”

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South Arts, an Atlanta-based advocate for the arts, has included the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in its first “Southern Cultural Treasures” cohort. The $6 million, four-year initiative supports 17 BIPOC-led arts organizations in nine southeastern states. South Arts provides each organization with financial support for programming, guidance on growth and marketing practices, and opportunities to work together, sharing ideas and resources. Learn more about our regional “Treasures” and the goals of South Arts.

Pianist Ramsey Lewis dies at 87

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The musician had three Grammy awards, seven gold records and later, hosted his own radio and TV shows to his credit

Ramsey Lewis, the renowned jazz pianist whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians, has died. He was 87.

Lewis is revered in jazz circles for 1960s hits like “The In Crowd,” “Hang on Sloopy” and “Wade in the Water.” He earned three Grammy awards and seven gold records. The trio’s first record in 1956 was Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing.

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