Grammy Award-winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis will tell his life story in an upcoming memoir.

The book is scheduled to be published in October of 2023 by Blackstone Publishing. Lewis will co-write the book with award-winning jazz journalist and author Aaron Cohen.

“I would like to leave behind something that tells my story: who I am, where I’ve been, what I think, what I feel,” Lewis said in a statement. “Something for my kids, grandkids, great grandkids and everyone. So that 30 years from now people will say, ‘Let me check his book out, my mom and dad used to talk about him.’ Through this book, I would like readers to come away with how commitment and honesty are combined to make your life what you want it to be.”