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

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Philadelphia guitarist Mike Lorenz 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, 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, Skip Wilkins, Matt Mitchell, John Swana, Jim Ridl, and Lou Lanza.

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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