Lee Ritenour

Jazz fusion, Musical Artist

1952 –

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Who is Lee Ritenour?

Lee Mack Ritenour is an American jazz guitarist who has recorded over 42 albums, appeared on over 3000 sessions, and has charted over 30 instrumental and vocal contemporary jazz hits since 1976. One of his most popular songs was the hit “Is It You” in 1981. Ritenour is considered to be a pioneer in the Contemporary Jazz and jazz-funk genres of music. Guitar Player Magazine awarded him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2010. His highly acclaimed and popular 2010 hit album Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory had numerous awards in 2011 including, Guitar Album of the Year – Guitar International Magazine. UK’s Guitarist Magazine: The No. 1 Best 50 Guitar Albums of 2010. JAZZIZ Magazine Publisher’s Album of the Year. Top Albums of 2010 from Canada’s “The Guardian”. Lee was awarded at the 2011 Echo Awards in Germany for Best International Instrumentalist in conjunction with the album, 6 String Theory

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Born
Jan 11, 1952
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Ritenour, Lee
  • Lee Ritentour
  • Captain Fingers
  • Lee Mack Ritenour
  • Lee Ritenaur
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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