Mike Lorenz

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 6 years. His first album, Of the Woods, was released in 2012 and features pianist Matt Mitchell, saxophonist Mike Cemprola, bassist Brian Howell, and drummer Matt Scarano. He has since released 6 records under his own leadership, the most recent of which is set to be released in August 2019, featuring 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
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, the Moravian Academy Summer Jazz Camp, and leads an improvised music session at the Coffee House Without Limits in Allentown, PA.

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Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees

Mike Lorenz & the...

self released
2019

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speak between

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Self Produced
2018

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Trudy

Trudy

self released
2014

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Speak Between

Speak Between

Mike Lorenz
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Scentless Apprentice

Scentless Apprentice

Mike Lorenz
Mike Lorenz & Friendz

Between Signals

Between Signals

Mike Lorenz
Of The Woods

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