Born: October 10, 1984
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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February 23, 2020
Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Tribute Valley - Available...
August 19, 2019
Guitarist Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Their Debut, Self-Titled...
January 23, 2012
Guitarist Mike Lorenz's "Of the Woods" Available Now!
November 08, 2010
Mike Lorenz Quartet CD release show in Easton, PA 11/11/10
October 25, 2010
Mike Lorenz Quartet CD release show in Philadelphia, PA
December 21, 2009
Mike Lorenz/Chris Covatta Quartet at Chris' Jazz Cafe on December 23,...
April 07, 2009
Mike Lorenz Quartet with Pianist Matt Mitchell @ Chris' Jazz Cafe on...
January 12, 2009
Mike Lorenz Quartet with Highbrid in Doylestown - Thursday, January 15th
July 30, 2008
Mike Lorenz Quartet @ Puck Live
April 21, 2008
Mike Lorenz Quartet at Chris' Jazz Cafe on April 24, 2008
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
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
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.