Content by tag "Bethlehem"

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Their Debut, Self-Titled LP

Guitarist Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Their Debut, Self-Titled LP

This summer, the Philadelphia area folk-jazz band, Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees, are releasing their first LP of new original music and folksy covers. Following up on the release of the digital single “When the Stars Go Blue,” this release encapsulates all of the group’s unique tastes and sonic trajectories. The band celebrated their release with ...

MUSICIAN Born:

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 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.

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

The Frank Giasullo Quartet Raises A Good Question

Read "The Frank Giasullo Quartet Raises A Good Question" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

There were few people sitting at the bar when Michael and I entered the Lafayette Bar in Easton, PA, on a recent Saturday night. We went straight to the rows of nearly empty tables in front of the stage. There we spotted some friends and sat down to talk while the band sound-checked with Marcus, the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Debut Album From Bassist Tim Wolfe, Jr. Released March 25, 2014

Debut Album From Bassist Tim Wolfe, Jr. Released March 25, 2014

Topics of Conversation is the debut album from bassist and composer Tim Wolfe, Jr. The album is a nod to the great tradition of East coast hard-bop and features Wolfe’s original compositions. The band on the album is comprised of first-call talent in the jny: Philadelphia area: guitarist Larry Tamanini (who lends an original composition to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ready Or Not, Jazz Guitarist B.D. Lenz Is Coming

Ready Or Not, Jazz Guitarist B.D. Lenz Is Coming

“Deer Head Inn to Host CD Release" Hackettstown, NJ: - Award-winning, jazz guitarist and critically acclaimed composer B.D. Lenz will release “Ready or Not" — his eighth album and first straight-ahead jazz project — on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 7-11 pm. The cost is $7 per person and it takes place at the Deer Head Inn ...

Take Five with Dan DeChellis

Read "Take Five with Dan DeChellis" reviewed by Dan DeChellis

Meet Dan DeChellis:

Dan DeChellis' music consists of melody, emotion, energy, and spontaneous adventure. Born on classic rock, schooled in classical music, matured on jazz, and aged with ambient music, DeChellis is a fan of all music and styles. He has released over eight albums of purely improvised music on his own label, Sachimay Records. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Between Equinox" By Jared C. Balogh Released On Happy Puppy Records Now Available!

"Between Equinox" By Jared C. Balogh Released On Happy Puppy Records Now Available!

Happy Puppy is pleased to present another collection of humanly-impossible-to-play compositions by the prolific Jared C. Balogh. These cerebral but very musical songs fit right in with his Rhythms of Life album, previously released on Happy Puppy, and continuing his synclavier-esque modern classical material. The new album features some of his earliest works; “Break In The Action" is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eric Mintel Quartet At The Deer Head Inn 10/13

Eric Mintel Quartet At The Deer Head Inn 10/13

Join Eric Mintel and his Quartet at the Deer Head Inn Saturday October 13th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and help them celebrate their new release Just Around the Corner. Call the Deer Head for reservations 570-424-2000 The band will play music from Just Around the Corner as well as music from previously releases including the Tribute to Dave Brubeck. ...

ARTICLE: FUTURE JAZZ

Jazz Education In The Century Of Change: Beyond The Music

Read "Jazz Education In The Century Of Change: Beyond  The Music" reviewed by David Liebman

Question: What values does a jazz education offer beyond the music itself?

Artists have always had a supply and demand problem. Since time immemorial there have been more people with creative ideas than an audience to communicate them to, especially if the art demands more than a cursory attention span. In the current world of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Rhythms Of Life" Released On Happy Puppy Records

"Rhythms Of Life" Released On Happy Puppy Records

Get in touch with your senses as Jared C. Balogh’s Rhythms of Life take you on a transcendent journey of emotions and life experiences. Jared C. Balogh is a musician/composer from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He’s also a member of the American Composers Forum. He had released numerous albums and have already collaborated with artists like Lezet, Hal McGee, ...