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. This Godin-endorsed guitarist has performed thousands of shows internationally, keeping the audience on their feet whether playing jazz, fusion, or jam.
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Mind Your Business
Part 12, Just be nice!
Part 11, Be Prepared
Pt. 10, Video and the Evolution of the Press Kit
Part 9, The Boring (Must Do) Stuff
Pt. 8, PR for Dummies
Pt. 7, Touring Logistics
Pt. 6, Touring: Booking the Gigs
Pt. 5, Digital Drink Coasters?
Pt. 4, Making Your "Kind of Pepper"
Pt. 3, Brick Walls And Railroad Tracks
Pt. 2, Booking 101
Pt. 1, Ashley’s Graduation Party
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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
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