Lee Ritenour

Oral History Information

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Musician, Guitarist

Lee Ritenour was exposed to jazz music in Los Angeles as a youth thanks to his parents.  He developed a great knowledge of guitar techniques having watched and or worked with many of his guitar heroes. When he was 16 years old he accompanied jazz singer Lena Horne, which opened up many doors for Lee.  His studio work and later solo career established him as a gifted and versatile musician and set the stage for a long list of successful musical projects, several of which have been praised by fans and peers alike.  His constant drive to explore and develop has also led to his careful examination of the gear he uses, right down to the strings and picks.