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The Lensic

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour in Concert

The concert has been rescheduled for Friday, June 17 at 7:30 pm. Lensic Tickets for the original date (April 23) will be honored. If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the Box Office for a refund at 505-988-1234.

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Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour in Concert
Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour in Concert

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17 juin 2022, 19:30

The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

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The concert has been rescheduled for Friday, June 17 at 7:30  pm. Lensic Tickets for the original date (April 23) will be honored. If  you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the Box Office for  a refund at 505-988-1234.

The Film Screening & Discussion at Outpost  Performance Space in Albuquerque has been rescheduled for Saturday, June  18 at 3 pm. Tickets are available at

New Mexico Jazz Festival Event Each year, the New Mexico Jazz Festival honors legendary jazz artists  living here in New Mexico, and this year, we pay special tribute once  again to New Mexico’s own music treasure, 12-time Grammy award winning  pianist and composer Dave Grusin, along with his longtime collaborator,  legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour. Though they have a long history of  performing and recording together, Grusin and Ritenour have only  performed together in New Mexico one previous time – at The Lensic in  2014.

On Saturday, June 18, Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque will  host a screening and discussion about the award-winning documentary  film, Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time, produced by filmmakers and  well-known Santa Fe musicians Barbara Bentree and John Rangel. The film  chronicles Grusin’s extraordinary career and has won numerous awards.  Bentree and Rangel will be at the Outpost for a post screening  discussion with Dave Grusin. For the Film Screening event, please visit

Individually and as a collaborative duo, Dave Gruisn and Lee Ritenour  have moved between the worlds of jazz and film. Their working  relationship stretches back several decades and they have made more than  a dozen albums together. On Ritenour’s 2020 solo release, Dreamcatcher,  which features “amongst the most melodic and tinglingly beautiful in  Ritenour’s catalogue,” he pays tribute to Grusin with the tune “DG.”  Their groundbreaking collaborations, including On the Lin (1983), the  Grammy Award–winning Harlequin (1986), Both World (2000), and their 2008  classical album Amparo, harken back to the ’70s, when you could find  the duo jamming on Tuesday nights at the famed Baked Potato, with the  likes of Al Jarreau, Joe Sample, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, and Bob  Dylan among the audience. Individually and as collaborators, Grusin and  Ritenour “achieve a balance between the orbiting worlds of jazz and  classical.”

Dave Grusin has been described as one of the most important composers  and artists of the 20th Century.  He has had an extraordinary career as  a pianist, arranger, film composer, and record company executive and  has worked with some of the most prominent icons in the music and film  industries. 

Artists such as Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Warren  Beatty, Sydney Pollack, Sergio Mendes, Steven Spielberg, Andy Williams,  Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Robert Redford, Renee Fleming, Paul Simon,  and James Taylor always called on him for his extraordinary compositions  and arrangements and along the way, Grusin has personally been  nominated for thirty-eight Grammy Awards (winning 10), eight Academy  Awards and four Golden Globes Awards, and has been honored with three  Honorary Doctorates from Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of  Music and the University of Colorado. He has performed in major concert  halls and Jazz Festivals all over the world and wrote the scores for  over 25 Television Shows and 60 Feature Films, including Tootsie, The  Graduate, On Golden Pond, Heaven Can Wait, Three Days of the Condor, and  The Milagro Beanfield War (for which he won an Oscar). Grusin  co-founded GRP Records with Larry Rosen which was the best-selling jazz  label for five consecutive years and was nominated for over 80 Grammy  Awards. The Grusin-Rosen sound and their forward-thinking partnership  had a monumental impact on the record industry, setting the standard for  digital recording fidelity.  Millions of people know the music of Dave  Grusin but many people have no idea about the degree of output, variety  of projects, and unparalleled admiration that Dave commands within the  worlds of music and film.

Lee Ritenour grew up in Los Angeles and began contributing to  sessions while still in his teens. Nicknamed “Captain Fingers,” he was  only 16 when he sat in with the Mamas and Papas and just a few years  later he was backing up Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. The guitarist has  racked up 17 Grammy nominations, won Guitar Player Magazine’s Best  Studio Guitarist award twice, and has amassed a list of credits that  includes work with Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny  Rollins, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles,  Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, and Barbra Streisand. Described as “an  enfant terrible of ’70s fusion, a crossover star of the ’80s pop chart,  an honorary exponent of Brazilian jazz, and the fingers behind ’90s  supergroup, Fourplay (which featured keyboardist Bob James, bassist  Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason with whom he recorded three  albums),” Ritenour’s solo albums yielded the hit “Is It You” – an FM  radio jazz standard – and his work with Kenny G and the Yellowjackets  earned him a strong following among smooth jazz audiences. Currently in  the works is a final reunion project with Fourplay.


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