Lee Ritenour, Nov 1978. Guitarist, recording artist, composer and producer. He began his career at the age of 16 and has appeared on over 3000 sessions, recorded over 40 albums, and has charted over 30 instrumental and vocal contemporary jazz hits since 1976. He is probably best known for the hit "Is It You" in 1981. Ritenour is considered to be a pioneer in the smooth jazz and jazz-funk genres of music.