Lee Ritenour Tickets
Lee Ritenour tickets
Lee Ritenour is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist who has been nominated for over 15 Grammys. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in the music business. At the tender age of 16, he was already a session musician with The Mamas & The Papas. By 17, he was working with Tony Bennett. Ritenour has also toured the world playing live shows.
Lee Ritenour background
Lee Ritenour has long been a big force in shaping popular music. During the 70s, he was often brought in to add jazz/funk flair to some of the decade's biggest albums. For example, Ritenour appeared on Pink Floyd's The Wall. Ritenour's solo career has also been very notable. Twelve of his singles have charted in the US. As a working musician for over 50 years, Ritenour has a unique perspective and continues to create. Music is a family business for Ritenour, and his son Wesley appeared on his 2006 release Smoke n' Mirrors.
Lee Ritenour career milestones
Lee Ritenour has worked with some of the biggest names in pop and jazz history. Before he turned 18, he had worked with Lena Horne. Ritenour won a Grammy in 1986 for the album Harlequin, which was recorded with pianist Dave Grusin. In 1991, his contemporary jazz band Fourplay made it to No. 1 on the contemporary jazz chart. Their debut album held that top place for 33 weeks. Fourplay remains one of the most celebrated contemporary jazz groups of all time.
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