Upcoming guitar courses, Concerts, CDs

 Upcoming guitar courses

Level one and two group sessions will be commencing  in three weeks time on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6pm.  Slots are filled up on an ongoing basis. All students must undergo an interview before acceptance into group lessons.  Please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your slot.

 Upcoming Melbourne Concerts

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

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.”

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More by Thomas Lorenzo

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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.