Genres:Folk, Ambient Soundscapes, Easy Listening, Funk, Electronic - House/Dance/Progressive, Electronic - Breakbeat, HipHop - Experimental/Alternative, Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Jazz - Fusion, Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock
B.D. Lenz is a funky/jazz guitarist extraorinaire. He has released eight CD’s of his original contemporary jazz which feature such greats as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, and Mark Egan to name a few. B.D.’s music has also been successfully licensed to hundreds of television shows internationally on MTV, VH1, USA, A&E, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Travel Channel, Food Network, Spike TV, etc. He's been a sideman for numerious artists of all genres and he's a pretty cool guy!!
“...Part of the reason for his accessibility is that he not only fuses jazz and rock, he complements it with warm chords of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues...” New York Times
“Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz’s quartet lays down a funky, jamming vibe...integrating catchy good time grooves with moodier, blues-inflicted pieces” JazzTimes
“…[Straight Up] is so there, so ideal, so darn near perfect that it makes a listener want to head straight up there in a pilgrimage to quality...” JazzImprov Magazine
Lenz is of the ...”20 New Jersey musicians “ 40 and under - who should be a big part of the state’s jazz future …“ Newark Star-Ledger
“... Lenz's sophisticated playing belies his high-school kid looks balancing the smooth jazz sensibilities of Larry Carlton with the harder-edged jazz-rock fusion...” Princeton Packet
“Lenz has mastered his instrument and his confidence overflows everywhere... “ All About Jazz