Band on the Wall 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter M4 5JZ Manchester, UKVenue info and map
Doors open: 19:30
Tour name: Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour
One of the world's greatest living guitarists, Lee Ritenour, on stage with friend, collaborator, composer and internationally-acclaimed pianist Dave Grusin and band. Tickets on sale now for one of the music events of the summer as these two musical giants get it together at Band on the Wall.
Lee Ritenour (guitar)
Dave Grusin (piano/keys)
Melvin Lee Davis OR Tom Kennedy (bass)
Chris Coleman (drums)
From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, Lee Ritenour's 40-year career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious Alumnus of the Year award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit Is It You, which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz.
If ever there was a renaissance man in jazz and popular music, Dave Grusin would be it. In a career that spans somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 recordings across five decades, he has been highly successful in so many roles – pianist, composer, performer, bandleader, producer, arranger and record executive to name just a few. His work as a composer reaches far beyond that of the typical solo recording artist and deep into the realm of film and television scoring – a venture that has resulted in 10 Grammys and an Academy Award since the late 1960s. Anyone with even a casual interest in jazz, film or television over the past half-century has encountered Dave Grusin and his music somewhere along the way.
Advance booking strongly recommended for what promises to be an unforgettable night.
A Band on the Wall Fundraiser Event
Price: Early Bird Tickets from £27
More info: http://crd.fm/2un