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American Jazz guitarist comes to Bury St Edmunds...

“Prolific composer and recording artist brings trio on 6th venture across the Atlantic”

 

Award-winning jazz guitarist, and critically acclaimed composer, B.D. Lenz brings his trio back to the UK for their sixth and longest tour yet.  This trip follows the release of his latest recording “Ready or Not” -- his eighth album and first “straight-ahead” jazz project.

 

A prolific writer and seemingly ubiquitous musician with songs licensed for use in hundreds of TV shows internationally (most recently on the hit ‘Breaking Bad’), listeners have come to rely on B.D Lenz for commercially viable music. There are thousands of independent artists in a homogenized market, yet Lenz manages to stand out.

 

After having made a reputation for playing groove-based contemporary jazz Lenz decided it was time to do something more traditional and evocative of his jazz roots. “I finally feel like I have something to say in this genre and am competent enough to play it,” said the DIY musician, and “70% of the gigs I perform are now more straight ahead jazz because of the venues we play.” Lenz produced the project himself; not uncommon in an industry where record labels are losing their stronghold.

 

“Ready or Not” features ten (10) well-balanced songs. All are newly composed by Lenz, with the exception of two: (1) “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees and (2) “Solar” by Miles Davis. The tracks range from 12-bar jazz/blues to funky organ; melodic; pop-ballad; Latin vibe with saxophone; groovin’ jazz standard; tricky chord changes; and vamping solos.

 

Lenz and trio will be performing throughout the UK from 18 April through 26 April with a ambitious 12 gigs in 9 days.  Appearances include:

 

Bury St. Edmunds appearance

Saturday, 20 April at The Fox Inn located at 1 Eastgate St., Bury St. Edmunds beginning at 7:15pm.  More information can be found at www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/the-fox-inn  or by calling 01284 705562

 

For more information about this, or other performances, visit www.bdlenz.com.

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