Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Music at Salt is on it's way.....Starting Friday July 11th at 10pm Salt will be featuring the music of BD Lenz.
Since picking up a guitar at the age of 14, B.D. has studied with such jazz luminaries as guitarists Mike Stern, and Vic Juris, as well as pianist Charlie Banacos.
After graduating from Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA., B.D. continued his studies at the College of New Jersey, where he graduated with honors.
He has played in bands ranging from pit orchestras to rock bands, big bands to jazz combos and even an Elvis impersonator!
B.D. has released 4 recordings of his melodic jazz/funk (Tell The World, Lost and Found, Simple Life, and Tomorrow's Too Late) and has recorded or performed with such artists as Randy Brecker, Mark Egan, Richie Cannata, Mark Ledford, Ada Rovatti, Greg Federico, Jeff Callahan, John Virag, MAOR, Blue Number Nine, Kathy Phillips, and Ron Velosky among many others.
Hailed as one of the top 20 "up and coming" NJ jazz artists by the Newark Star-Ledger and featured in the New York Times, guitarist B.D. Lenz leads a band that is very funky, highly melodic, and supremely groovin'. Lenz and crew have released five CD's of their original contemporary jazz, which fuses virtuoso musicianship with expert songwriting. Joining B.D. will be bass wiz James Rosocha, and groovemeister Tom Cottone on drums.
Featuring keyboardist/singer Scott Monetti on the 11th and 25th.
B.D. will be bringing his spin on classic Motown and Funky Blues to Salt for 4 evenings starting July 11 and followed by the 18th, 25th, and August 1.
Shows all start around 10pm and are 21 and over!