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Happy Holidays!

Greetings everyone and Happy Holidays! Thanks for all the continued support and all the fans that came out for the shows this year. I’ll be working on a new album starting in January! That’s definitely overdue!:)
Also, we’ll be hanging at the Baked Potato this Friday, December 20th … come and join Wesley Ritenour and his band and start to unwind for year! We’ll have some fun at the Spud on Friday!
Hugs, Lee

Please join us tonight at the Baked Potato tonight to Celebrate Wesley’s Birthday!

Congratulations to the 2018 Six String Theory competition Winners & Finalists!!

Congratulations to our 2018 Winners & Finalists!!
Special thanks to all who registered!
Note from Lee Ritenour:
I would like to thank all the musicians that applied to the 2018 Six String Theory Competition! This year SST welcomed visitors from 182 countries. It was truly an incredible experience watching, listening and learning from all of you around the world. I am humbled by the sheer amount of talent that’s out there today. You are creating a global music community that is powerful & inspirational with new and fresh concepts.
A little bit about the voting… Competitions are difficult… (I’ve never personally liked them:). They have to be experienced as a way to gauge your own growth. Similar to the previous competition, this year‘s winners were an amazing diverse group and sometimes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place was separated by single digits. Most of the judges wrote back to us that it was incredibly challenging to pick one over another. There were so many talented people that joined the competition.
Keep learning, growing and loving music. The gift of receiving and sharing music is one of the most fulfilling things we can experience…LR
Visit for a complete list of winners & finalists! 

Festival Da Jazz 2018 Dave Grusin Presents The Music From West Side Story


The evening will feature world-renowned Academy Award and multiple Grammy-winning pianist/composer, Dave Grusin presenting his ingenious jazz interpretation of Bernstein’s classic West Side Story featuring contemporary Big Band arrangements by Pepe Lienhard and his Big Band.

~ Leonard Bernstein gained worldwide fame in 1961 with his musical «West Side Story» A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf.  The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.  The turf war between the American «Jets» and the Puerto Rican «Sharks» forms the dramatic backdrop of a gripping tragic romance in the style of Romeo and Juliet and plays in New York of the 1950s.

WHEN:  AUGUST 3, 2018

VENUE:  Hotel Reine Victoria 

ADDRESS: Via Rosatsch 18, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

TELEPHONE: +41 81 553 90 00

  • Dave Grusin – Conductor/Piano/Keyboards
  • Pepe Lienhard and his Big Band
  • Lee Ritenour – Guitar
  • John Beasley – Additional Keyboards/Synthesizers
  • Tom Kennedy – Bass
  • Jean Paul Höchstädter – Drums
  • Bob Sheppard – Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute


Sunday, May 6, 2018 at The Baked Potato!!

Come hang with all of us at The Baked Potato this Sunday night to see the Ritenour – Ruiz – Feraud band featuring Dean Brown for 2 incredible sets at 9:30 & 11:30 PM!!