Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Lee Ritenour is a Grammy award winning American jazz guitarist with 19 Grammy nominations and over 40 albums to his credit. Guitar Player Magazine awarded Ritenour with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2010. His highly acclaimed album Lee Ritenour’s 6 string Theory garnered numerous awards in 2011, including “Guitar Album of the Year” by Guitar International Magazine and Echo Awards in Germany awarded “Best International Instrumentalist” in conjunction with the album.
As a young guitarist, his diverse musical style became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions covering a broad spectrum of artists ranging from his first session at 16 with the Mamas and Papas, to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Simon & Garfunkel and Frank Sinatra. On his latest endeavor (6 STRING THEORY), Ritenour celebrates the instrument that has allowed him this blessing, the guitar—by producing and assembling a star-studded tribute with 20 (including himself) of the greatest and soon- to- be greatest guitarists of our time. Incorporating all of his history, from jazz and classical to rock and blues, from acoustic to electric, Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory promises to be one of the greatest guitar recordings ever made.