Thomas Lorenzo

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11/11/09    Community Articles

Spanish Breeze Thomas Lorenzo with Alphonso Johnson

I believe music is a language where we share with the audience our emotions but ,¿Do musicians in general share emotions or do they barely have joy in chaos?

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About Thomas Lorenzo

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Mediterranean Latin Guitar

Son of Spanish immigrants that left behind fascism in the 50's to start a new life in Australian democracy. He started playing the spanish guitar at the age of 10 in a musical environment based on traditional Spanish music and the Australian´s 70´s rock and pop scene.
When Franco died and democracy was reinstalled in Spain the family returned to Barcelona . In time he became an active player in the Barcelona Music scene successfully achieving with his first band being selected as finalist at the yearly held festival of the "Spanish Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales" in Ibiza, 1989, where promising new jazz artists are awarded.

In 1989 he was accepted by Berklee College of Music , Boston, U.S.A , graduating in Commercial Arranging in 1992 under the supervision of Grammy award winner Robert Freedman. In the following years his career as a guitarist and composer went in up rise.

Hired in 1993 buy the Bogota's( Colombia) World Trade Centre recording studio , Sincrosonido, as composer and arranger for their latin american production services. This was the place where latin music finally came soaring into his music. He then moved back to Spain and just kept on going strong touring France for four years on the Europe Connection Projects culminating in a series of commissions by The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and The National Arts Lottery Council to write a 50 minute suite called the Immigrant and the commission to write the book on Arranging and Composition , "El Arreglo, Un Puzzle de Expresión musical", by the Spanish Society of Authors.

His experience has been sought in the educational field as lecturer of the Universidad Internacional Menedez Pelayo , as part time teacher at Paul Mc Cartney´s Liverpool Institute for the Performings Arts and as lecturer at the " L' Aula de Musica Moderna i Jazz "of The Barcelona Liceo Conservatory.

22OO3 , A NEW HORIZON
In 2003 he decides to settle down in Barcelona and for his own pleasure compose and produce his own music in the manner to portray to others his needs and passions for life.

Four solo cd´s in 6 years, EL DESEO, ESPACIO, JUEGO DE ALMAS, SPANISH BREEZE, national tours playing at top theatres and venues along side top Spanish performers as JORDI BONELL( Spanish Guitar), Pepe Motos (flamenco percussionist ex Sarah Bara Tomatito, Paco de Lucia)......

His work has become a reflection of contemporary catalan culture , a Mediterranean culture.

Spanish Catalan government agencies continue funding his work and support the following European 2010 tour through our company called Barcelona Music.

Thomas Lorenzo , Spanish Guitar (playboy recommended) with Alphonso Johnson ( Weather Report) Walfredo Reyes, (Drums, Santana), Dave Garfield, (Piano, George Benson)

Thomas Lorenzo joined the JazzTimes community on Nov 11, 2009