Thomas Lorenzo is a world renowned and award-winning guitarist, composer and music educator.
Artist and Performer
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 JazzWeek 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).
Thomas has a prolific musical education background. In the early nineties he graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA under the supervision of Grammy award winner Robert Freedman. He has taught and lectured in a number or significant musical institutions including Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and "L' Aula de Musica Moderna i Jazz" of The Barcelona Liceo Conservatory.
In 1995 Thomas Lorenzo was commissioned by the Spanish Society of Authors to write the first Spanish text book on arranging and orchestration. The text book "El Arreglo, Un Puzzle de Expresión musical" is now in its third edition and extensively used throughout the world in Spanish language music schools, universities and conservatories.
Currently Thomas teaches guitar and music in private tuition and group workshop settings. Although he comes from a deeply technical and theoretical background, Thomas' teaching method is very practical. He likes to keep everything simple and custom tailors theoretical content to suit the individual's natural musical learning abilities. Thomas is focused on helping individuals explore their innate musical talents, express their unique creativity and most importantly feel good about life.