Friday, September 21, 2018
Now's the Time: Ramsey Lewis
The embedded video documents an unbearably cringey television appearance by a band led by Ramsey Lewis. An appallingly disrespectful and absurdly incongruous dance troupe shimmies through renditions of the crossover hits “The ‘In’ Crowd” and “Hang On Sloopy.” Lewis and his Urban Knights ensemble perform at the Folly Theater on Thursday, Sept. 27. The show is one of the evening’s 16 gigs listed at The Kansas City Jazz Calendar.