20-07-2018 20:30

BD Lenz

Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist/composer B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, andCharlie Banacos along the way. Lenz has released 10 highly-acclaimed recordings as a leader featuring greats such as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, & Mark Egan and his music has been featured in hundreds of TV shows globally including "Breaking Bad" (AMC), "Catfish" (MTV), and "Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations" (Travel Channel) to name a few. This Godin-endorsed guitarist has performed 1,000 shows internationally, keeping the audience on their feet whether playing jazz, fusion, or jam. 

Digital EPK (click to download)


Audio: (right click then "save target as" to download)
1. Blues for Red (Lenz) 
2. Bridges (Lenz) 
3. Sunny Tuesday (Lenz) 
4. Solar (M. Davis) 
5. The Sea, The Sky (Lenz) 


Press:
"...Part of the reason for his accessibility is that he not only fuses jazz and rock, he complements it with warm chords of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues..." – New York Times 

"Lenz transitions from fleet and nimble to heavy and funky, maintaining interest throughout with an intriguing sonic palette" – Jazziz Magazine 

"Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz’s quartet lays down a funky, jamming vibe...integrating catchy good time grooves with moodier, blues-inflicted pieces" –JazzTimes read article 

“Lenz has mastered his instrument and his confidence overflows everywhere..." – All About Jazz

"Bottom Line: Lenz is a real embodiment of a guitar hero...But just like jaguars are born to run, Lenz is born to play...leaving the listener breathless in their musical journey with him. He is a big sound, a big talent...powerfully impressive taken all in all." – Jazz Inside Magazine read article 

Select Venues Played: Jazz at Lincon Center (NYC), Iridium (NYC), Porthcawl Jazz Festival (Wales UK), JazzImprov Live! Convention (NYC), Cape May Jazz Festival (NJ), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Oswego Harborfest (NY), Musikfest (PA), Ohio State Fair (OH), The Verdict (UK), Branford Jazz Series (CT), Borgata Hotel (Atlantic City NJ), Delaware Museum of Nat. History (DE), Black Dog Jazz Festival (VA), BBC (Cambridge UK), 


Accomplishments:
* Music has been featured on hundreds of TV shows internationally see list (PDF) 
* Band has performed over 1000 gigs internationally 
* Has released 10 recordings as a leader with such guests as Will Lee, Randy Brecker, Mark Egan, & Joel Rosenblatt 
* Three time "Top North American Jazz Group" on the largest online booking site Gigmasters.com.
* Endorsed by Godin Guitars 
* Last 6 releases have each been played on over one hundred radio stations in the states

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