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The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting. Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. “Jazz”, an experience you will never forget!

Friday, August 11, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Rachelle Ferrell, Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb and Everette Harp

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Boney James, Will Downing, Nathan East, Eric Darius

Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Poncho Sanchez, Najee, Bob James, Spyro Gyra, Al Williams Jazz Society

Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, California 90802

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Saturday, June 03, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Corinne Bailey Rae, Incognito, West Coast Jam featuring Rick Braun, Norman Brown & Richard Elliot, Lee Ritenour, Pieces of a Dream, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East

Sunday, June 04, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

George Benson, Chris Botti, After All: A Capital Jazz Tribute to Al Jarreau, Maysa, Jazz Funk Soul featuring Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb & Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Lindsey Webster

For further information and to get tickets visit http://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/tickets.php.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

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PRE-FEST EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night / Alvernia Performing Arts Series
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall / Alvernia University
VINCE GIORDANO & THE NIGHTHAWKS 11
Ticket Info: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture

THURSDAY, MARCH 16
7:00 p.m. & 9 p.m. (Two Shows): Berks Jazz Fest Night
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / Philadelphia / Two Shows: 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
GERALD VEASLEY’S ELECTRIC MINGUS PROJECT
Ticket Info: http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/19933-south

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night / Jazz Upstairs Series
Miller Symphony Hall / Rodale Community Room / Allentown
EXPANSIONS: THE DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP
Ticket Info: http://www.millersymphonyhall.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live / 7:30 p.m.
THE ROYAL SCAM: THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live / 7:30 p.m.
THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
The Lodge at Sharp Mountain / Pottsville
GREG HATZA ORHANIZATION
Ticket Info: http://www.lodgeatsharpmtn.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live
Chilean Jazz Master
MANUEL GARCIA with CRAIG THATCHER
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 31
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DR. LONNIE SMITH
featuring JONATHAN KREISBERG, JOHNATHAN BLAKE
SOUTH Jazz Prlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Celebration
GERALD ALBRIGHT, PATTI AUSTIN, JONATHAN BUTLER
Santander Performing Arts Center
$52 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BERKS GROOVE PROJECT
featuring JEFF BRADSHAW, ERIC DARIUS, MARCUS MYERS, DONALD ROBINSON, JJ SANSAVERINO, OLI SILK, GERALD VEASLEY
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Free Admission

9:30 p.m.: Music of the Grateful Dead & Jazz Is Dead
CULLEN & COMPANY
featuring MATT CULLEN, DAVID CULLEN, JAMIE MALLEY, ANDERS ALFELT, MICHAEL BOROWSKI
Club JJZ at GoodNItes / Crowne Plaza Reading
$15 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DR. LONNIE SMITH
featuring JONATHAN KREISBERG, JOHNATHAN BLAKE
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
10:00 p.m.: WDAS-FM 105.3 presents
THE NEW URBAN JAZZ PARTY
featuring BOB BALDWIN, WALTER BEASLEY, MARION MEADOWS, TOM BROWNE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, ADAM HAWLEY, OLI SILK, JEFF BRADSHAW, JJ SANSAVERINO, BRIAN BROMBERG, KAREN BRIGGS, PAT BIANCHI, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
1:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MIKE EBEN’S FROM THE HIP NONET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$18 (General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
NICK COLIONNE
plus ERIC DARIUS featuring ADAM HAWLEY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Two Concerts; Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn & More
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live
$25 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO WITH HORNS
featuring PAT BIANCHI, CARMEN INTORRE, ADAM NIEWOOD, ALEX NORRIS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
FOURPLAY
featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, CHUCK LOEB
Santander Performing Arts Center
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
JASON MILES presents CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WEATHER REPORT
featuring JEFF COFFIN, THEO CROKER, GERALD VEASLEY, KAREN BRGGS, MINO CINELU, CARTER BEAUFORD, SHAUN MARTIN
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn & More
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live
$25 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubeTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO WITH HORNS
featuring PAT BIANCHI, CARMEN INTORRE, ADAM NIEWOOD, ALEX NORRIS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
10:00 p.m.: WDAS FM 105.3 presents
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring STEVE COLE, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, ADAM HAWLEY, OLI SILK, JEFF BRADSHAW, JJ SANSAVERINO, BRIAN BROMBERG, KAREN BRIGGS, PAT BIANCHI, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 2
10:00 a.m. Doors; 11:15 a.m. Show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JAZZ GETS THE BLUES
featuring STEVE COLE, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, CLARENCE SPADY, ALEXIS P SUTER, VICKI BELL, PAT BIANCHI and the BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating; Includes Brunch)
3:00 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
THE SUPER BAND
featuring RANDY BRECKER, MIKE STERN, BILL EVANS, KEITH CARLOCK, TOM KENNEDY
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
4:30 p.m.: Get JazzED presents
HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE ADMISSION/DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT DOOR

6:00 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
SNARKY PUPPY
Santander Performing Arts Center
$49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, APRIL 3
7:00 p.m.: Reading Musical Foundation Night
BERKS JAZZ JAM: A GET JAZZED EVENT
hosted by
MIKE EBEN and SPECIAL GUESTS
FREE ADMISSION

TUESDAY, APRIL 4
7:30 p.m.: Miller Center for the Arts presents
TROKER
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: Call Box Office at 610-607-6270; Online at http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ERIC MARIENTHAL
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$25 (General Admission)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
NYPD JAZZ BAND
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE ADISSION (General Admission; Tickets Distributed in February)

7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
NYPD JAZZ BAND
plus the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE (General Admission; Tickets Distributed in February)

7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BERKS BOP NIGHT
featuring JEFF LORBER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, MARCUS FINNIE, EVERETTE HARP, CHUCK LOEB
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
FRANK DIBUSSOLO’S PHILY REUNION BAND
featuring JAMES DELI’OREFICE, BRUCE KAMINSKY, DAVE DEPALMA, BRUCE KLAUBER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoublTree by Hilton Reading
$20 (General Admission)

THURSDAY, APRIL 6
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
and the BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
Muhlenberg High School
Free (General admission; Tickets will be distributed in February)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO
featuring TAMIR HENDELMAN and CHRISTOPH LUTY
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
JAREKUS SINGLETON
plus VANESSA COLLIER
Building 24 Live
$30 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
8:00 p.m.: 27th Annual Jam
BERKS ALL-STAR JAM
featuring CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, NORMAN BROWN, PAUL JACKSON JR., DAVID P STEVENS, BRIAN BROMBERG, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ANDREW NEU, EVERETTE HARP, VINCENT INGALA, RICHARD ELLIOT, PHIL PERRY, BRIAN SIMPSON, ANDY SNITZER, MARCUS FINNIE, KEIKO MATSUI, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$52 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 7
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WDAS-FM 105.3 presents
THE SOUL OF JAZZ: WILL DOWNING & NAJEE
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening With
KEIKO MATSUI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
JEFF LORBER FUSION
featuring JIMMY HASLIP, GARY NOVAK, ANDY SNITZER
plus special guest PAUL JACKSON JR.
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Rockin’ Friday at the Crowne
THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND: TRIBUTE TO RONNIE VAN ZANT’S LYNYRD SKYNYRD
plus CAROLYN WONDERLAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$39 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
VINCENT INGALA & MICHAEL MANSON
Crowne Plaza Reading / Club JJZ at GoodNites
$30 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
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9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

10:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
WEST COAST JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, NORMAN BROWN, RICHARD ELLIOT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reerved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring PHIL PERRY, EVERETTE HARP, BRIAN BROMBERG, PAUL JACKSON JR., BRIAN SIMPSON, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, ANDY SNITZER, RICHARD WALLER, MICHAEL MANSON, ANDREW NEU, VINCENT INGALA and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
9:30 a.m. Registration / 10:30 a.m. Auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Ampitheater

1:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
AVALON JAZZ BAND
plus THE HOT CLUB OF READING
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$20 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents Remembering George Duke
EVERETTE HARP & FRIENDS
featuring CHANTE MOORE, PHIL PERRY, BRIAN BROMBERG, BRIAN SIMPSON, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, DWIGHT SILLS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents New Orleans Funk Master
JON CLEARY
Building 24 Live
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RICK BRAUN: THE MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: XPN Welcomes Blues at the Crowne
SHEMEKIA COPELAND
plus SELWYN BIRCHWOOD
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$40 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening With
JIM BRICKMAN
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB & FRIENDS
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Billy Joel Tribute
THE STRANGER featuring MIKE SANTORO
Crowne Plaza Reading / Club JJZ at GoodNites
$28 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RICK BRAUN: THE MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

10:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 presents Entertainment Cruise Productions Night
MARCUS MILLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring BRIAN BROMBERG, ART SHERROD, MATT MARSHAK, ROB DEBOER, TONT GRACE, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, MICHAEL MANSON, BRIAN SIMPSON, ANDREW NEU, VINCENT INGALA and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show
FOUR80EAST
with special guests ART SHERROD and MATT MARSHAK
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating; Includes Brunch)
1:30 p.m.: The Frank Scott Memorial Art Show
The ART OF JAZZ AWARDS CEREMONY
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts / Schmidt Gallery

3:00 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops / Symphony in Bossa
READING POPS ORCHESTRA with MINAS
featuring ORLANDO HADDAD, PATRICIA KING, ANDREW NEU
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Call Box Office at 610-6077-6270; order online at http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

6:00 p.m.: The Grand Finale
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
with KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART, DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
and special guest FRED HAMMOND
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 / POST-FEST EVENT
7:30 p.m.: KU Presents! Series
BRANFORD MARSALIS with special guest KURT ELLING
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium

Various Venues in Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

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Jakarta Internation BNI Java Jazz Festival is featuring Adam Hawley, Alfredo Rodriguez, Anthony Strong, Arturo Sandoval, Beady Belle, Blood Sweat and Tears, Brian Simpson, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chieli Minucci – Special EFX, Chuck Loeb, Cristina Morrison, Cyrille Aimee, Daniela Schachter, Dave Weckl, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, DW3, Elan Trotman, Elliott Yamin, Eric Marienthal, Fareed Haque and Tony Monaco, Good Luck Heiwa (from Japan), Harvey Mason, Incognito, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Kamal Musallam, Kinga and Irek Glyk, Kirk Whalum, Krystyna Durys & Durys Band, Lao Tizer Band, Maurice Brown, Mezzoforte, Morgan James, Nathan East, Naughty by Nature, Nicholas Payton, Nik West, Paulinho Garcia, Renegade Brass Band, Rick Braun, Ron King Big Band, Stanley Jordan and Wojtek Pilichowski. Furthermore a great list of Indonesian musicians.

03-05 March 2017

JIExpo Convention Centre , Jalan Benyamin Suaeb, Pademangan Timur, RT.2/RW.10, Pademangan Tim., Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14410

Who’s Coming to the Stage next for the 2nd Annual Music City Jazz Festival in Nashville, May 25-27, 2017? He is considered one of the most successful saxophonists of our time. He is also described as the most influential crossover players in Pop and R&B, of the past 20 years. MCJF FANS, introducing Grammy-Award Winning, “DAVID SANBORN”!!! We welcome you to the 2nd Annual Music City Jazz Festival Lineup. This lineup will be “One of the Hottest Smooth Jazz Lineups of the Summer” feat: David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Will Downing, Bob James, Roy Ayers, Maysa, Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Chuck Loeb, Ken Ford, Denny Jiosa and more TBA.

Purchase tickets at www.musiccityjazzfest.com.

Riverfront Park, 100 1st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm
+ Allstar Show on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

A founding member of Fourplay, East was 16 years old when he got his first break and found himself on the road with Barry White. The next time the phone rang, Quincy Jones was on the line. The calls kept coming and for the last forty years, East has been churning out hit songs with artists like Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder. His genre-crossing bass-groove has earned him the recognition and the boundary-busting respect of his peers, illustrated by his current appearances on two hit records as diverse as Andrea Bocelli’s “Passione” and Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”. For years, friends had encouraged him to release a solo album, but: “I always felt, especially as a bassist, that a solo album was a very difficult thing to try to come up with. I’m used to a more supportive role playing as a sideman.” In the end, joined by a veritable who’s who of fellow musicians and vocalists, East immersed himself in the studio experience. In the spirit of Nathan, the CD is energized with relentless generosity as he leads – and cedes – the way for his friends and fellow musicians to shine. “They’re calling it a solo album – I consider it everybody’s record.” This “everybody’s record” also includes a duet with his 13-year old son Noah on piano.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room

from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room

from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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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.