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B.D. Lenz

Hailed as one of the Top 20 up and coming jazz musicians of New Jersey by the Newark Star-Ledger , and recently featured in the New York Times, guitarist B.D. Lenz leads an original band which has been best described as “a spirited mixture of sounds in the contemporary vein, ranging from the sprightly to the hard-wailing” (Curt Yeske, Trenton Times). Signed to NY Jazz label Apria Records he has released six CDs of his original contemporary jazz: Tell the World (1997), Lost and Found (2000), Simple Life (2003), Tomorrows Too Late (2005), Straight Up (2007), and Hit It and Quit (2009) featuring such greats as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Mark Egan and Joel Rosenblatt. B.D.s music has also been licensed to over 90 television shows on MTV, VH1, USA, A&E, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Travel Channel, Food Network, Spike TV, etc.

About B.D. Lenz – Having played guitar since the age of 14, B.D. has since studied with such jazz guitar luminaries as Mike Stern and Vic Juris, as well as pianist Charlie Banacos. A graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, he furthered 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! Besides his own project, B.D. has recorded and performed with artists such as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Mark Egan, Joel Rosenblatt, Richie Cannata, Mark Ledford, tu pHAce, Ada Rovatti, Greg Federico, Jeff Callahan, MAOR, Blue Number Nine, John Virag, Kathy Phillips, and Ron Velosky among many others.