Fri., 19 July
Doors open 7 p.m.

Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin


Lee Ritenour


Lee Ritenour, born on January 11, 1952, in Los Angeles, California, has had an impressive career as a guitarist. Known as "Captain Fingers," he started his session work in the 60s and became a member of Fourplay. With over 40 albums, a GRAMMY, and numerous awards, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in 2010. Ritenour initiated the "6 String Theory" competition, gaining worldwide recognition. In 2016, Concord Records released "The Vinyl LP Collection," a box set featuring five classic albums.

Dave Grusin


Dave Grusin, active in music since the late 50s, is known as an arranger, pianist, composer, and producer. As a co-founder of GRP Records, he has won ten Grammys. Grusin has composed over 60 film scores, including "The Graduate" and "Tootsie." The documentary "Dave Grusin, Not Enough Time" portrays his impressive life. In addition to his music career, he is an environmental activist and co-founder of the National Foundation for Jazz Education.

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The bank

The former counter hall of the Sparda Bank branch at Stuttgart's main railway station was once transformed into a chic event location - and has since been a safe bank for top-class jazz concerts during the festival. Traditionally, the jazzopen are opened here - with the awarding of the German Jazz Trophy. Under the motto "A Life for Jazz", deserving artists receive this award from the foundation Stiftung Kunst und Kultur der Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

SpardaWelt Eventcenter
Am Hauptbahnhof 3
70173 Stuttgart

Capacity: 400 standing and seated places combined


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