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Mike Lorenz, guitarist/composer/educator, hails from Bethlehem, PA where he is a member of the music faculty at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Since 2007, Mike has kept a busy schedule as a freelancing performer, leading his trio/quartet in performance up-and-down the Northeast Corridor. He has held a residency at Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA, recently rated the best brewery in PA and one of the top 50 breweries in the world, for 7 years. Since his first album in 2012, Of the Woods, Mike has since released 6 records under his own leadership, the most recent of which, released in August 2019, features his group, Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees.


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”Working within the melodically edgy orbit of such role models as Ben Monder and Kurt Rosenwinkel, he can float by on chordal clouds or stun you with quick flashes of linear brilliance… Lorenz’s quartet comes at the material with a sense of whimsy and seasoned trust.” —David R. Adler, Philadelphia Weekly

“The musicians bring traditional jazz aplomb and an intrepid sense of musicianship to each of their efforts on the new album, and the results prove both accessible and surprising.” - WXPN's the Key, review of Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Bethlehem

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Mike Lorenz is a distinguished regional educator in jazz and improvised music. He teaches and directs the jazz band at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem, PA. Additionally he has taught at the Moravian College Summer Jazz Camp, and the Moravian Academy Summer Jazz Camp.

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Albums

Album Tribute Valley by Mike Lorenz

Tribute Valley

Recent Music
2020

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Album vehicles by Mike Lorenz

vehicles

Recent Music
2020

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Album easy / home by Mike Lorenz

easy / home

Recent Music
2020

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Album Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees by Mike Lorenz

Mike Lorenz & the...

Self Produced
2019

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Album Speak Between by Mike Lorenz

Speak Between

Self Produced
2018

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Album Riverside by Mike Lorenz

Riverside

Self Produced
2016

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easy

easy

Mike Lorenz
easy / home

Drum Wrecked

Drum Wrecked

Mike Lorenz
vehicles

Lilac

Lilac

Mike Lorenz
Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees

Speak Between

Speak Between

Mike Lorenz
Speak Between

Scentless Apprentice

Scentless Apprentice

Mike Lorenz
Mike Lorenz & Friendz

Between Signals

Between Signals

Mike Lorenz
Of The Woods

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