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Guitarist Mike Lorenz's "Of the Woods" Available Now!

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Mike Lorenz Philadelphia guitarist Mike Lorenz
Mike Lorenz
Mike Lorenz
b.1984
guitar
has released his debut full-length CD, Of the Woods, available now on iTunes, CDBaby and BandCamp. Of the Woods highlights seven of Lorenz's original compositions performed in quartet and quintet setting and featuring pianist Matt Mitchell
Matt Mitchell
Matt Mitchell
b.1975
piano
, alto saxophonist Mike Cemprola, bassist Brian Howell and drummer Matt Scarano.

A CD release show is scheduled for Friday, February 10th, 2012 at the Moonstone Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA as part of the Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone concert series.

About Mike Lorenz

Mike Lorenz, guitarist/composer/bandleader, is an up-and- coming musician from Philadelphia, PA. He leads an original jazz quartet, the Mike Lorenz Quartet, which features some of the most in-demand musicians in the Philadelphia area as well as its surrounding areas.

The band's music exists between the innovations of modern jazz, the experiments of free jazz and the avant-garde and the feeling of post-bop and bebop.

Mike has led his band in performance at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City, Chris' Jazz Cafe, Ars Nova Workshop/Sci Fi Philly series, Tritone and the Moonstone Arts Center in Philadelphia as well as numerous venues in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. He has performed with Andrew D’Angelo
Andrew D’Angelo
Andrew D’Angelo

saxophone
, Skip Wilkins
Skip Wilkins
Skip Wilkins

piano
, Matt Mitchell, John Swana
John Swana
John Swana

trumpet
, Jim Ridl
Jim Ridl
Jim Ridl

piano
, and Lou Lanza
Lou Lanza

vocalist
.

He is a member of the Tony Gairo Band, the Tony Gairo Big Band, the Doug Hawk Proposition, the Hoppin' John Orchestra and a jazz composers collective called the Dirt Party. With these groups he has had the opportunity to perform at Tutuma Social Club and the Brooklyn Lyceum in New York City, the Kimmel Center and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Bethlehem (PA) Musikfest and Allentown Symphony Hall in Allentown, PA.


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