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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 11, 2010

Penn Center for Africana Studies Hosts Ramsey Lewis as Artist in Residence for Series of Public Master Classes

PHILADELPHIA -- Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis will be the Spring 2010 Artist in Residence for the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies. The composer and pianist will visit Penn’s campus March 17-19.

Lewis, who has three Grammy Awards and seven gold records, is known for a performance style and musical selections that display his early gospel roots, classical training, love of jazz and fondness for other musical forms.

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