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B.D. Lenz

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: July 30, 1971    

B.D. Lenz

Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The NJ 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, and Charlie Banacos along the way. Lenz has released 8 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...
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Awards

"2008, 2009, & 2011 Rising Star Award: Best Jazz Band" GigMasters
“...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

“While doing a live album, with such a diverse repertoire, poses risk, Lenz rises to the occasion, releasing an entertaining and engaging album that is sure to be included on this year’s 'Best of' lists for jazz guitar” Guitar International

“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

“…[Straight Up] is so there, so ideal, so darn near perfect that it makes a listener want to head straight up there in a pilgrimage to quality...” JazzImprov Magazine

Lenz is of the ...”20 New Jersey musicians “ 40 and under - who should be a big part of the state’s jazz future …Newark Star-Ledger
Lenz has mastered his instrument and his confidence overflows everywhere... “ All About Jazz

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Hackettstown, NJ

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
Jul26 b.d. Lenz
Balloons Restaurant & Nightclub
Ellicottville, NY
Jul31 b.d. Lenz Trio
Porter's Pub
Easton, PA
Aug02 b.d. Lenz Trio
Halo Pub
Princeton, NJ
Aug02 b.d. Lenz Quartet
Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ
Aug03 b.d. Lenz Trio
Maxfields On Main
Boonton, NJ
Aug06 b.d. Lenz
Mara's Cafe
Fanwood, NJ
Aug17 b.d. Lenz
Sette Luna
Easton, PA

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Featured recording “Five & Live”

Five & Live
Jade Buddha (2013)
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