Jazz pianist and funk icon Ramsey Lewis to play Southold High School

04/27/2010 12:00 AM |

Ramsey Lewis (Photo by Ravinia Festival)

If you grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, chances are you’ve heard jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis turn recognizable pop tunes such as “The In Crowd,” “Hang On Sloopy” and “Summer Breeze” into smooth and sophisticated jams, appropriate for both the dance hall and the elevator. And with his electric piano, Mr. Lewis defined the pop sounds of the mid-’70s, producing trippy, wordless funk anthems like