Welcome & hello to friends and fans! Here’s to a great 19’!
Thank you for all the support you’ve shown the Ritenour family.. The end of 2018’ was incredibly challenging with the Woolsey fire & health issues….A lot of learning curves in 18’. Thankfully, there was so much love and support from family, friends & fans, it made us stronger!
January, February and March is busy with music events & shows. Tonight, January 4, I’ll be hanging out at my life long favorite club, the Baked Potato in Studio City. Carmen and I will welcome friends and family to see our son Wesley, perform with an all-star band. Hope to see you there!
February takes us on 2 cruises to the Caribbean with Dave Grusin and Marcus Miller. In the middle of the month, we are off to Gabon, Africa for a very special show and March includes dates in Japan and the U.S. Stay tuned for more updates very soon! Thanks and best wishes to everyone!! Lee
Recently, I found out that I needed to have a medical procedure that could not wait and resulted in canceling my recent tour to Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, & New York. This was unavoidable and was an extremely difficult decision. Shortly after receiving that news, the fires began in California, that have been devastating for so many people. Unfortunately, we lost our house of 40 years in Malibu along with my recording studio & everything with it…My wife, Carmen Santos Ritenour, son Wesley Ritenour and I have been lifted & inspired by the amazing outreach & caring from folks around the world…
With deep gratitude & humbleness, we thank everyone…
Love, The Ritenour’s
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