Released on I Wish You Love (2007)
Lyle Ritz and His Jazz Ukulele
- January 10, 1930
- United States
- Ukulele and bass player. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Ritz recorded two jazz ukulele albums for Verve in the 1950s. There was little interest in the records outside of Hawaii so Ritz began playing primarily bass, and was recorded at over 5,000 sessions. In the mid-1980s, Ritz began playing the ukulele again. In 2007, he was inducted into The Ukulele Hall of Fame.