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B.D. Lenz Awarded Rising Star from Gigmasters

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"This means we're doing something right. GigMasters.com has become an important part of my income and gig schedule." --B.D. Lenz, Premier Contemporary Jazz Guitarist

Hackettstown, NJ -- B.D. Lenz, one of the hottest contempo-jazz guitarists on the scene today, was awarded the “Rising Star Award" for the #1 jazz band from GigMasters. The online entertainment booking service recently revealed their annual winners for 2008, based on outstanding achievement in live music and event entertainment bookings. The winners were selected from GigMasters nationwide database of over 5,500 top-quality, client- rated entertainment acts.

The premier contemporary jazz guitarist said from his East coast home, “this means we're doing something right. GigMasters.com has become an important part of my income and gig schedule. Because of GigMasters' online live entertainment booking service, my band has been able to connect the dots with event planners and entertainment buyers. During a downturn in the economy, this has been important to maintaining an active schedule of performances."

From April 14-19, 2009, the B.D. Lenz Band be will once again tour the United Kingdom with stops scheduled in Oxford, London, Cambridge, Bromsgrove and Wales.

Lenz will release his sixth CD Hit It and Quit featuring an award-winning rhythm section on June 10, 2009 at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York city. Taking a departure from past recordings, Lenz plays only one song with his working band, while recording the rest of the album with The Late Show's bassist Will Lee, world-renowned drummer Joel Rosenblatt, and musician/actor Nick Rolfe. The ticket cost is $25 + tax, and guests can reserve a seat by calling (212) 582-2121, (908) 887-7196 or online at Ticketweb.

About the Artist
Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for one of the hottest new contempo-jazz guitarists on the scene today. Since his early teens, B.D. Lenz has played guitar and studied with such greats as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way. With music featured in over 70 TV shows internationally, the Godin-endorsed guitarist has performed 1,000 shows throughout the U.S. and U.K., keeping the audience on their feet whether playing jazz, fusion, or jam.

To book B.D. Lenz or arrange an interview, please contact Dawn DeBlaze of DeBlaze & Associates at 314.766.JAZZ (5299) or email deblazeassoc@centurytel.net.

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