About Thomas

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).

Music Production

Thomas learnt his production skills at Berklee College of Music alongside producers as Don Puluse ( Miles Davis, Sly Stone). He has combined industry expertise and knowledge with commercial acumen to produce numerous CDs, manage the promotion and marketing for online sales as well as providing tour management and promotion for live concert sales including securing public funding for live tours.

Music Educator

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.

Discography

  • El Deseo (Ottomani, 2000)
  • Espacio, (Ottomani, 2001)
  • Juego de Almas (Ottomani, 2003)
  • Spanish Breeze (Barcelona Music, 2009) with Alphonso Johnson on bass, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on drums, Dave Garfield on piano, and engineered by Bruce Sugar.
  • A Gentle Touch (TL Productions, 2020)
  • Caminando (TL Productions, 2019)
  • Libertad (TL Productions, 2018)
  • Nostalgia (TL Productions, 2018)
  • Friends (TL Productions, 2018)
  • Dos Gardenias (TL Productions, 2017)
  • Australia Flamenjazz Guitar (TL Productions, 2017)
  • Triste (TL Productions, 2016)
  • Yesterday (TL Productions, 2016)
  • Tico Tico no Fubá (TL Productions, 2016).



Guitars

Hermanos Conde

Lorenzo plays an Hermanos Conde Media Luna as his choice of nylon string guitar. He commented “I love this sound because of its sharp attack and extreme sweetness in all registers. He plays this guitar on tracks as * Ducura con Rabia (Barcelona Music, 2009) from his album Spanish Breeze (Barcelona Music, 2009).

Stratocaster SRV

Lorenzo plays the Stratocaster SRV model as his choice of electric guitar sound. He plays this guitar on the track You’re Cute (Barcelona Music, 2009), recorded in Westlake Recording Studios, in Los Angeles in 2009 with Bruce Sugar as sound engineer for the album Spanish Breeze (Barcelona Music, 2009).

Paul Reed Smith 1989

Thomas commented “Whenever I need a sustained electric guitar sound I choose my Paul Reed Smith 1989 single coil model”. He plays this guitar on the tracks Blue Secrets (Barcelona Music, 2009) from his album Spanish Breeze (Barcelona Music, 2009).