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The 2-day Playboy Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz, among them

Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Saturday, June 09, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Ramsey Lewis Quintet

Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California 90068

The Basie Summer Jazz Fest features:

Lizz Wright 4:00 pm

Bob James Trio 5:30 pm

Lee Ritenour + Dave Grusin 8:00 pm

Michael Franks 9:45 pm

Saturday, June 02, 2018 – 4:00 pm

Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 (Middletown)

Friday, April 06, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 07, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, California 94607

Fewer than 250 cabins remain for The Smooth Jazz Cruise ’19.1 and only 200 for The Smooth Jazz Cruise ’19.2. Reservations continue to be made every day, and many guests plan to rebook for ’19 during their 2018 sailing. As has been the case for more than 15 years, there will not be enough cabins for everyone wishing to sail on the ’19 cruises. If you want to sail in ’19, we suggest that you book ’19 BEFORE ’18 sails!

The lineup features Marcus Miller, Boney James, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Lalah Hathaway, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Kirk Whalum, Najee, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne, Jonathan Butler, Brian Simpson, Eric Marienthal, Lindsey Webster, Patches Stewart, Raul Midón, Chance Howard, DW3 and Alonzo Bodden as host.

Sailing 1 February 2-9, 2019
Sailing 2 February 23 – March 2, 2019

Destinations: Ft Lauderdale, Samaná, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., San Juan, Puerto Rico, CocoCay, Bahamas

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Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour hosts the biennial Six String Theory Competition for the 5th time with applications accepted in Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboards and Drums. Registration is open from January 15, 2016 through May 15, 2016 on the website by submitting two YouTube videos. For Guitar, applicants may register in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic/Country, Classical/Flamenco and Rhythm Guitar which includes Pop, Funk, R&B, and World styles (Brazilian, Latin, African, Island, etc.). For Rhythm Players, any contemporary music style will be accepted such as jazz, fusion, R & B, rock, blues, etc.

Partnering again with Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Premier Guitar, Blue Note Tokyo, Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival, Monster, Jazziz, D’Addario, True Fire and Guitar HD, the 2016 competition offers incredible professional opportunities and a total prize package value of over $700,000.

Prize highlights for the 2016 competition include: Berklee College of Music Scholarships; performance at the legendary Blue Note Tokyo with Lee Ritenour and up-and-coming All-Star musicians from Japan; recording on Lee Ritenour’s forthcoming album at the stunning Woodshed Recording Studio in Malibu and Scholarships and Performances at Crown Guitar Festival in scenic Montana. Other prizes include travel and hotel for performance and recording opportunities, Yamaha Instruments & Endorsements, Professional Mentoring with Lee Ritenour, Monster and D’Addario prizes.

The Six String Theory Competition is the inspiration of Ritenour, who debuted the International Competition in 2010 with the release of his all-star guitar CD, “6 String Theory.” The guitar-only contest was a great success and the winner, Shon Boublil, recorded a track on “6 String Theory” and won a 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music, in which he just graduated in 2015. The guitar contest continued to grow in popularity and scope with another competition in 2011, which guitarist David Murray Browne won. By 2012, the competition expanded to include 3 new instruments: Piano, Bass and Drums and attracted wonderful, diverse talent from over 70 countries. Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition also became an official non-profit organization with the mission of supporting aspiring musicians towards a professional music career through scholarships, recording, performing, mentoring and prizes.

The 2012 rhythm winners Selim Munir, Hans de Wild, Michael Feinberg, and Demetrius Nabors recorded a track on Lee Ritenour’s Grammy nominated “Rhythm Sessions” starring musicians Chick Corea, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen and more. The guitar winner, Karl Marino, is half way done with his Berklee College of Music four year scholarship. The 2014 winners performed at the illustrious Montreux Jazz Festival and the guitar grand prize winner, Tony Pusztai, recorded a track on Ritenour’s “Twist of Rit” album starring greats such as: Academy® & Grammy® winning Dave Grusin, Dave Weckl, John Beasley, and Ernie Watts.

Legendary Advisory Judges will work with Lee Ritenour to evaluate and determine the 2016 winners. Those judges include Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, Vince Gill, Brent Masen, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Julian Lage, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Daryl Stuermer John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Patrice Rushen, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Will Kennedy, Dave Grusin, Nathan East and many others.

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GRAMMY® Award-Winning guitarist Earl Klugh annually invites jazz and music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond BROADMOOR Resort in Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy exceptional hospitality, accommodations and world-class music – all among the splendor of the Colorado Rockies. April 9-11, 2015 will mark Klugh’s 12th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor! Join Burt Bacharach; ‘Jazz and the Movies’ with Earl Klugh, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour; Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nikki Yanofsky, and more!

The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

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The Festival of Jazz features: Manhattan Transfer, Spyro Gyra, Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin and Jessy J.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 2:00 pm

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville, Washington 98072

Schedule of Events on the “Crown Festival Stage”

As we continue to solidify our extraordinary line up of talented musicians, we’re pleased to release the following schedule, which will take place under the white tent on the “Crown Festival Stage” at Flathead Lake Lodge.

Monday, August 27:

Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and classical and flamenco guitarist Dennis Koster.

Tuesday, August 28:

An evening of jazz and blues with Lee Ritenour, Sonny Landreth and Dave Grusin supported by bassist Melvin Davis and drummer Sonny Emory.

Wednesday, August 29th:

The Lee Ritenour Six String Theory International Guitar Competition Finals, held at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Bigfork, Montana.

Back by popular demand, Lee Ritenour launches the 3rd Annual Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition on Jan. 21, 2012, in partnership with Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation and the National Guitar Workshop. 2012 marks the expansion of the competition to include the Inaugural Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin Rhythm Section Competition.

Oscar® award winning and 2012 Grammy® nominated, Dave Grusin, is head of the Advisory Board for the Rhythm Section competition. Adding 3 new instruments to the competition: Piano, Bass and Drums, the contest grows to reach thousands of aspiring and upcoming new musicians from around the world. The contest kicks off January 21, 2012 and ends May 1, 2012.

The competition is the inspiration of legendary Grammy® award winning guitarist/composer and producer, Lee Ritenour, who debuted the International competition in 2010 with the release of his all-star guitar CD, 6 String Theory. The CD has been named Guitar International’s “Best Album of the Year,” Jazziz’ “Publisher’s Album of the Year” – and culminated in Ritenour receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player Magazine.

The CD features 20 world-class guitarists including George Benson, BB King, Slash, Vince Gill, Robert Cray, and the winner of the 2010 competition Shon Boublil. Lee Ritenour’s 2012 album, tentatively titled “Rhythm Sessions” will feature a ‘who’s who’ of all-star rhythm players, as well as a track with the winners of the 2012 rhythm section competition.

The contest continued to flourish in 2011 garnering hundreds of applicants from over 45 countries and giving 36 semifinalists the opportunity to compete and study at the world-renowned National Guitar Workshop. The 6 finalists attended the esteemed Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop and Festival where the Final Competition took place. Our 2011 winner, David Browne Murray, is a talented acoustic guitarist from Ireland.

With the success of the previous two competitions, it was a natural progression to expand the contest to include piano, bass and drums as well as guitar. Guitar Entries will be accepted in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic, Classical/Flamenco or Country. Rhythm Section Entries will be accepted in the genres of Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Blues or Contemporary.

Competitors are required to send an online video submission at www.sixstringtheory.com. Prizes for the Guitar Competition include Berklee College of Music Scholarships, professional recording and mentoring opportunities, a weeklong stay at the four-star Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT for a party of two ($8,000 value), a potential Concord Records recording contract, 36 National Guitar Workshop scholarships, 6 Crown of the Continent Scholarships, Cash, Yamaha Guitars & endorsements as well as other prizes from Monster, D’Addario Strings, and others.

There is a special cash prize of $2,500 awarded to the Classical Guitar Finalist (courtesy of sponsor James Stroud), as well as $500 cash prize to each of the 6 Guitar Finalists. Rhythm Section prizes include Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments; professional mentoring; an opportunity to record on Lee Ritenour’s forthcoming album with Concord Music Group scheduled for release May 2012; an opportunity to perform at the esteemed Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Montana Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2012 and other prizes from Monster. Total value of 4 prize packages over $600,000.

To register and for complete contest rules, regulations and prizes visit www.sixstringtheory.com.

As a teenager, he was a renowned session player. Today, Lee Ritenour stands at the summit of guitar masters, fusing funk and rock, blues and Brazilian. His legendary partnership with Dave Grusin dates back a quarter century to their seminal “Harlequin” sessions. And Grusin himself is renowned for his versatility – jazz, pop, film and more.

Max Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Friday, January 06, 2012 – 8:00 pm