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. This Godin-endorsed guitarist has performed thousands of shows internationally, keeping the audience on their feet whether playing jazz, fusion, or jam.

Awards

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

Gear

Endorsed by Godin Guitars


Tags

“...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, electric

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Tuck Andress
guitar, electric
Mike Stern
guitar, electric
Michael Brecker
saxophone, tenor
Miles Davis
trumpet
Robben Ford
guitar
Pat Metheny
guitar

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Albums

Sole Searching

Jade Buddha
2020

buy

Manifesto

Self Produced
2016

buy

Five & Live

Self Produced
2013

buy

Five & Live

Self Produced
2010

buy

Hit It and Quit

Self Produced
2009

buy

Straight Up

Self Produced
2007

buy

Karmalectro

From: Manifesto
By B.D. Lenz

Friday Night at the Cadillac Club (Live!)

From: Five & Live
By B.D. Lenz

Hit It and Quit

From: Hit It and Quit
By B.D. Lenz

Uh-huh

From: Straight Up
By B.D. Lenz

Juxtaposition

From: Simple Life
By B.D. Lenz

Damage Control

From: Tomorrow's Too Late
By B.D. Lenz

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