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Guitar Concerts Melbourne 2015-16

Guitar Concerts Melbourne 2015

Students Live at Frankston Performance Centre

Thomas Lorenzo. Composer, Producer, Guitarist

Please view the short video of my latest guitar concert around Melbourne. Live at the Frankston Performance Centre this year.

Performers include students from my Creative Guitar School in Melbourne. My music school caters for guitar lessons for beginners to advanced guitar students. We are located in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs.

Flamenco Guitar crafted by Hermanos Conde

In the video you will hear my performance with my nylon string guitar, a Flamenco Guitar crafted by Hermanos Conde. This flamenco guitar is hand made. I personally selected the guitar at his workshop in Madrid, Spain.

I remember spending more than two days in the shop trying out all the guitars he had available. They all had their special nuances. I finally selected the one you hear in the video because of its amazing capability to project the sound towards an audience.

The resulting spectrum occurs from vibrations throughout the guitar and not only from the sound hole area. This results in clarity of sound in the amplification process where the guitar may be easily heard without the need of equalization. The Spanish Guitar is a versatile instrument on which you can play almost all styles of music. I personally enjoy acoustic music in small formats where the resulting sound is more a consequence of natural relative volume than amplification.

Creative Guitar School

At the Creative Guitar School students learn how to play the guitar.  However, in order to express emotions and feel good about what we accomplish, all guitar students will learn to understand music as a language and how this language is conveyed through the guitar in all our Melbourne Guitar lessons.  The resulting sound and experience may be that of well-being. I urge you to be patient in your learning. Frustration can quickly sink in and abort much desired goals to feel more joy in our lives. Please feel welcome to visit my website or call me. I would love to hear from you and learn about your goals as a musician and as a guitarist here in Melbourne, no matter what style of music you wish to pursue.

I encourage my students to perform live at my Guitar Concerts in Melboourne.

Live Flamenco Jazz Guitar Paris Cat Melbourne

This year 2015 I have been performing regularly at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne. Located on: 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, (03) 9642 4711.

Melbourne Concert thomas lorenzo

During my years as a guitarist I have encountered the need to broaden my array of expression. The electric guitar allows a more lyrical approach to phrasing than the nylon string guitar. The electric guitar produces a timbre with a a longer sustain than that of the nylon string.

When the Spanish guitar is played alongside drums bass or piano it is easily buried in the background of the music. This can at a first glance be solved by amplifying the guitar but this never tends to work well.

The nylon string guitar plays short notes that need to be accompanied by staccato sounds like wood, percussion or string plucked instruments. Drums will bury the guitar as cymbals, snares and kick drums can produce longer tones than those of the guitar.

At the Paris Cat I perform with electric guitar. I am accompanied on drums by Darryn Farrugia and on Upright bass by Tamara Murphy. The result is that of musical magic. We have played on May 14 th July 9th and are scheduled for our next performance on September 3rd.

I strongly recommend our live concerts where the guitar is the solo instrument and where I devote the concert to playing jazz, funk, blues , pop and latin music with an, electric lyrical approach.

 Melbourne guitar Concerts 2015 Making Emotions Shine

Music is the language I use  to express my emotions to achieve well being. Music is generally categorized by style . How about if we categorize it by the emotion it produces? With this concerts series I wish to share my creative concept with my Melbourne  followers. Students will also be joining me live.

In this series of  concerts I will be joined by talented Melbourne musicians as Ben Roberston, Darryn Farrugia and Tamara Murphy. My goal is to expand the boundaries of flamenco expression through Jazz improvisation, contemporary dancing and collaboration with Indian music. Tickets may be reserved through my Melbourne Concerts website. On this website you may also see updates on all Melbourne upcoming concerts.

I feel very excited about showcasing traditional and contemporary flamenco. This art form has a vast array of styles. I will perform traditional solea, buleria, sevillanas and alegrias.

Contemporary flamenco incorporates extended harmony and resulting melodic enrichment.  As an example: In a traditional sense we could have a composition in a phrygian mode, with a major tonic, while in a contemporary setting the mode can enrichen the experience by alternating with mixolydian, lydian b7 and other melodic minor modes. The resulting harmonic contrast glued together by the strong constant rhythmic patterns creates an unforgettable audible experience.

I do wish to see you all here at all my upcoming Melbourne concerts.

Regards

Thomas Lorenzo

Armadale Uniting Church 2015 

November 27th 8 p.m. Online tickets Book Now

Friday November 27th at 8 p.m

Top 30 2009 USA World Music Charts.

This is the fifth concert of the 2015 Melbourne concert series. Limited seats are available. Please hurry and book as we sold out previous 4 concerts.

Thomas. “Spain is an extremely culturally diversified country. Flamenco is just one the styles you will hear at our Melbourne Concerts. Please joins us and experience traditional music from Spain but with a very contemporary touch, Jazz is a musical form of expression that is also constantly evolving.  I consider jazz as the musical setting that allows creative interpretations to interact with the audience. Music must flow to the audience and come back to the performer. It is a social dialogue. Music is about beauty, chaos, the present , the future, the past. What a great feeling. Come and join us.

 

Purchase Tickets:
$ 25 ( General)
$ 20 ( Concession)

Melbourne Concerts 2016

Mediterranean Flamenco Jazz with Thomas Lorenzo Trio: Conversations

upcoming guitra courses concerts and cds

Mediterranean Flamenco Jazz  with  Thomas Lorenzo Trio: Conversations

  • Thomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars
  • Darryn Farrugia: Drums
  • Tamara Murphy: Upright Bass

Date : WEDNESDAY MAY25TH , 8.30 pm, Where: Melbourne, Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place,  Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Tickets: $20

A bit more information on the performers of the May 25th concert

ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS

Thomas has released five solo instrumental albums in contemporary Jazz, Blues and Flamenco styles. His latest release Spanish Breeze debuted at #36 on the Top 50 Jazz Week World Music Album Charts in 2010 and was #32 on the College Music Journal Jazz Chart. The album features Grammy nominee Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report, Grateful Dead) on Bass, Dave Garfield (George Benson) on Keys, and Walfredo Reyes (Santana) on Drums, and was produced by Grammy nominee Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr).

Today Thomas continues to be an active composer and performer, touring his album and playing regular jazz gigs and concerts (video below of Thomas Lorenzo’s Trio playing ‘Wes Montgomery’s Four On Six’ at the Paris Cat in Melbourne).
Darryn Farrugia: Melbourne based drummer Darryn Farrugia. Darryn has played behind artists as Tom Jones, The Commodores,Joe Cocker, Michael Feinstein, Ray Davies (the Kinks), Ernie Watts, B.B. King,Bonnie Raitt and many more.

Tamara Murphy: versatile bassist and composer,performs regularly with many leading contemporary jazz and pop musicians inAustralia: Allan Browne, Andrea Keller, Stephen Magnusson, George Coleman Jr.,Grace Knight. Her works, Big Creatures and Little Creatures, received nomination for the The Age Genre M.

Live Flamenco Jazz guitar at the Armadale Uniting Church 

Reviews Last Melbourne Concert reviews April 29th at the Armadale Uniting Church

“First experience to this interesting and entertaining style”. Chester Alvarez

“Your concert was exhilarating music from the soul”. Natalie and Piera Mastrangelo

“It was interesting since I have never been for one like this” . Shaun

Why do you perform a wide range of styles?

“I am an urban musician that has lived and devoured Australian diversified, culture due to immigration. I have also absorbed Spanish diversified cultural heritage that is a result of communities evolving independently in small geographical areas.

I have been all my life bombarded with an array ofcultures and their music.  The musical tools a performer or composer use are the same for all styles . What changes is only how we use them. If a musician has a clear understanding of the basic tools of melody, harmony and rhythm, then the how to apply them is only a short matter of time, and of course hard work.”

Upcoming guitar concerts

I am happy to announce my next round of Melbourne Guitar concerts to be held in Armadale this coming year 2016.

It is my intention, throughout these Melbourne guitar concerts, to share with my beloved music friends, joyful creativity. This is what I believe music is all about. Music is a creation we all have access to. It is a gift we must treasure and may use to express ourselves.

I believe that no matter what we express through music, our personal end result should be that of joy. This can only occur when the overall objective is to share, with the listener, emotions that  can be understood by them.

I feel that, as in life, we can complain about a problem or address it,  and find a solution. Musical complaints are a narcissist expression and may not feel good to the listener. Jazz can easily fall into this category. The great artists as Miles Davis, Coltrane, West Montgomery express complex emotions that feel just great. Most jazz does not, hence that is why great artists are great and others are lovely background music.

So are my concerts background music. Nope!!!!!!!

Concert dates for the year 2016

Where: Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

Tickets:
$ 25 ( General)

And here we have my new video:

 

 Special Guests :Tamara Murphy : Double Bass, Read More about Tamara

Melbourne Concerts Mediterranean Jazz Bass

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