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Lou Lanza

Lou Lanza is a Philadelphia native who thrives on the cultural and musical heritage of that city. Lou has music in his genes - an opera singer grandfather, a classical violinist father, and a pianist, organist & music teaching mother. His jazz influence came from another of his relatives, Vince Trombetta, a saxophonist & arranger who served as musical director of The Mike Douglas Show. Lou’s music teachers include Jimmy Bruno and Larry McKenna. His live performances in Philadelphia, New York, and Atlantic City have earned him the admiration of many industry professionals including Bootsie Barnes, Henry Mancini, & Tony Bennett

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Scenes from an Italian: The Billy Joel Project

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Stranger; Modern Woman; Just the Way You Are; Shameless; Don't Ask Me Why; Rosalinda's Eyes; House of Blue Light; Zanzibar; Baby Grand; Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

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News: Performance / Tour

Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

November is a celebration of Italian American jazz artists at Chris’ Jazz Café and their favorite dishes that reflect their heritage. “All month long we’re showcasing musicians with Italian roots,” said Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno. “We thought it would be fun to tie in their favorite dishes, so guests can actually eat what the artists enjoy.” The ...

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Article: Album Review

Lou Lanza: Scenes from an Italian: The Billy Joel Project

Read "Scenes from an Italian: The Billy Joel Project" reviewed by Jim Olin


Lou Lanza is a charismatic jazz artist with a unique approach to his creativity. His 2018 album Scenes from an Italian: The Billy Joel Project is not about original songs, but it is actually about offering an original spin on the tunes of one of the most beloved songwriters of all time: Billy Joel.Through ...

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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 ...

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An Intimate Portrait In Blue

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006

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Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to the Doors

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Riders on the Storm 2. Break on Through (organ mix) 3. Hello, I Love You 4. Touch Me 5. Love Me Two Times 6. Wintertime Love 7. Light My Fire 8. Roadhouse Blues 9. Spanish Caravan 10. People Are Strange 11. Break on Through (Rhodes mix)

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Article: Album Review

Lou Lanza: Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to the Doors

Read "Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to the Doors" reviewed by Paul Olson


Jazz tribute albums to pop and rock groups pop up like dandelions year after year. They're almost always a terrible idea--listened to your copy of Basie's Beatle Bag lately?--but someone must be buying them, or musicians would stop doing them. Opening Doors: a Jazz Tribute to the Doors seems upon first examination to be ...


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