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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Lorenz: speak between

Read "speak between" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A first impression: Guitarist Mike Lorenz has created, on Speak Between, a sound that runs in a parallel to some of the albums released by drummer Paul Motian, in his teamings with guitarist Bill Frisell and saxophonist Joe Lovano--It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago (ECM Records, 1984) and Jack Of Clubs (Soul Note, 1984). ...

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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: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Lorenz: Of The Woods

Read "Of The Woods" reviewed by Wade Luquet

On his debut, Of The Woods, Philadelphia guitarist Mike Lorenz shows not only his guitar skills, but his gifted compositional talents as well. With an innovative sound combining modern, free, and bebop jazz styles, Of the Woods is an easy listen while, at the same time, pushing new boundaries of jazz. It is obvious, throughout this ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mike Lorenz

Read "Take Five With Mike Lorenz" reviewed by Mike Lorenz

Meet 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. For over a decade, Mike has kept a busy schedule as a freelancing performer, leading his trio/quartet in performances up-and-down the Northeast Corridor. He holds ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Mike Lorenz's "Of the Woods" Available Now!

Guitarist Mike Lorenz's "Of the Woods" Available Now!

Philadelphia guitarist Mike Lorenz has released his debut full-length CD, Of the Woods, available now on iTunes, CDBaby and BandCamp. Of the Woods highlights seven of Lorenz's original compositions performed in quartet and quintet setting and featuring pianist Matt Mitchell, alto saxophonist Mike Cemprola, bassist Brian Howell and drummer Matt Scarano. A CD release show is scheduled for Friday, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR
NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mike Lorenz Quartet CD release show in Philadelphia, PA

Mike Lorenz Quartet CD release show in Philadelphia, PA

The Mike Lorenz Quartet celebrates the release of Two Quartets this Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at Time in Philadelphia. Mike Lorenz Quartet Mike Lorenz, guitar; Mike Cemprola, alto saxophone; Brian Howell, bass; Matt Scarano, drums CD release show!
Tuesday, October 26th Time
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA Physical copies of the CD only available at the ...

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Mike Lorenz/Chris Covatta Quartet at Chris' Jazz Cafe on December 23, 2009

Mike Lorenz/Chris Covatta Quartet  at Chris' Jazz  Cafe on December 23, 2009

The Mike Lorenz/Chris Covatta Quartet will be performing at Chris' Jazz Cafe on December 23,2009.

Mike Lorenz/Chris Covatta Quartet

Mike Lorenz - guitar
Chris Covatta - guitar
Todd Erk - bass
Matt Scarano - drums

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009
Sets starting @ 8:00 ...

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Mike Lorenz Quartet @ Puck Live

Mike Lorenz Quartet @ Puck Live

Mike Lorenz will be performing at Puck in Doylestown on July 31, 2008. Lorenz is a jazz guitarist from Lehigh Valley, PA. Playing professionally since the age of 19, Mike has performed with such musicians as Rufus Reid, George Young, Bud Shank, Jim Pugh, Ravi Coltrane, Neil Wetzel, Paul Rostock and Pete Colangelo. Mike has performed ...