Friday February 10, 2012 – BYOB – Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. sharp -$10 at the door / $8 in advance
Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents The Mike Lorenz Quartet & TBA
Mike Lorenz, guitar; Mike Cemprola, alto sax; Brian Howell, bass; Matt Scarano, drums
Mike Lorenz is a guitarist hailing from the Philadelphia region. Since graduating from Moravian College with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance, he has kept a busy schedule as a performer and instructor. He leads his own group performing his original jazz compositions. Since 2007, Mike has led his band in performance at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Ars Nova Workshop/Sci Fi Philly series, Tritone and the Moonstone Arts Center in Philadelphia as well as numerous venues in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. He has performed with Andrew D’angelo, Matt Mitchell, John Swana, Jim Ridl, Lou Lanza, Skip Wilkins and is a member of the Tony Gairo Band, the Gairo/Rissmiller Jazz Orchestra, a jazz collective called the Dirt Party and the Doug Hawk Proposition.
The Mike Lorenz Quartet features alto saxophonist Mike Cemprola, upright bassist Brian Howell and drummer Matt Scarano, some of the most talented and in-demand young musicians on the Philadelphia jazz scene. Each musician brings their unique talents to a growing book of original compositions by Mike Lorenz that exists between the innovations of modern jazz, the experiments of free jazz and the avant-garde and feeling of post bop and bebop. Recently, the group has been performing in support of their first release, a self-released full length CD, entitled Of the Woods.