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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 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, and Charlie Banacos along the way. Lenz has released 9 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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“...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

“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

“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

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Hackettstown, NJ

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Jul27Wed B.d. Lenz Trio
Theoc House
Tewkesbury, UK
20:00
Jul29Fri B.d. Lenz Trio
Tapas 177
Rochester, NY
8:00 PM
Jul30Sat B.d. Lenz Trio
Balloons Restaurant & Nightclub
Ellicottville, NY
6:00 PM
Jul31Sun B.d. Lenz Trio
Maxie's Supper Club
Ithaca, NY
6:00 PM
Aug4Thu B.d. Lenz Trio
Porter's Pub
Easton, PA
8:00 PM
Aug11Thu B.d. Lenz Quartet
Kearny Public Library
Kearny, NJ
2:00 PM
Aug11Thu B.d. Lenz Trio
The Bookstore Speakeasy
Bethlehem, PA
8:00 PM

Albums

Manifesto
Manifesto
Self Produced
2016
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Five & Live
Five & Live
Self Produced
2013
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Five & Live
Five & Live
Self Produced
2010
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Hit It and Quit
Hit It and Quit
Self Produced
2009
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Straight Up
Straight Up
Self Produced
2007
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Tomorrow's Too Late
Tomorrow's Too Late
Self Produced
2005
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