We have extended the 2016 competition registration to May 20th to allow 5 more days for folks to register. We will be announcing the winners the first week of June, most likely still by June 1, but with the slight extension it may be a few days later. We hope you will get your videos in for this fabulous competition and incredible opportunities!
Our 2014 Keyboard Winner, Giorgi Mikadze, will perform with Lee Ritenour in Israel. This marks the first time Lee will have performed in Israel making it a real special night. We like to highlight the continued opportunities that come from being a Six String Winner!
American Grammy award winning jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour will be performing in Israel for the first time on May 31 at Tel Aviv’s Reading 3. Known to fans as “Captain Fingers” for his uncommon dexterity on the guitar, Ritenour 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, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason.
The first Fourplay album in 1991 spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.
For the Tel Aviv show, Ritenour will be joined on stage by his band, including Ben Shephard on bass, Wesley Ritenour on drums and Giorgi Mikadze on keyboards.
For tickets visit www.eventim.co.il/ritenour.
The total prize package for the 2016 competition is truly extraordinary… with 4 Berklee scholarships, international travel and performance as well as domestic travel for recording and performing, plus instruments and prizes and priceless access and mentoring, it is a remarkable opportunity for the winners.
We are on the 30 day countdown left for registering in the 2016 Six String competition in Guitar, Bass, Drums and Piano. If you haven’t already, please get your videos ready and register here on the site either in the guitar competition or the Rhythm competition if you are bass, piano or drums. We look forward to hearing all the great and diverse music from around the world!