Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights

The 36th Annual Folly Jazz Series presents

Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights

Thursday, September 27th at 8 PM

No JazzTalk scheduled 


The iconic Ramsey Lewis opens the Folly Theater’s 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series. After “trying out retirement“, Lewis was bored and wanted to get back to performing. Join us in welcoming him and the Urban Knights to the Folly Theater for our season kick-off concert! Lewis is best known as an icon in the contemporary jazz scene, performing on the piano for over 50 years with cross over into the pop & R&B charts.

The Urban Knights is an all-star jazz, R&B and funk band. The band’s current lineup consists of Grammy-nominated guitarist Henry Johnson who has toured the world with Hank Crawford, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Stitt, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, and Nancy Wilson. Drummer Charles Heath who has played with Donald Byrd and McCoy Tyner. Bassist Joshua Ramos who has played with Philip Bailey, Marquis Hill, Willie Pickens and Ann Hampton Callaway. Keyboardist Tim Gant has toured with George Howard, Art Porter, Will Downing, Rick Braun, En Vogue, and The Back Street Boys.

Band Line-UP
Ramsey Lewis – Piano
Henry Johnson – Guitar
Charles Heath – Drums
Joshua Ramos – Bass
Tim Gant – Keyboards


There will be no intermission for this show


Tickets are $20, $30, $40, and $55
Interested in joining the ranks of the Folly Jazz Season Ticket Holders? Learn more here.


This performance is a part of the Folly Jazz Series. You can see the full series line-up here.

Calendar Thursday September 27, 2018

Clock 8:00 PM

Ticket $20-$40 Box Seats $55

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Kansas City, MO 64105

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