Jonathan's career has taken him several places in the northeast with many years spent in NYC, upstate NY, and the greater Boston area. Originally hailing from the Green Mountains of Vermont, Jon currently plays throughout the NH region with several ensembles, including impulse3, the Soul Revival, the Big Chill, 7oddSeven, and Dr. Sax's Little Big Band.
Jon’s album Borderlands was released on the UK's Métier Jazz label and received critical acclaim as well as airplay on radio stations throughout the world. In March of 2011 Fanfare Magazine's Lynn René Bayley remarked that "Jonathan Lorentz has really got it: a great style, an explorative mind, and a concept that goes beyond the usual fare you hear from jazz groups." Berklee College of Music Professor John Funkhouser celebrates Jonathan for having an "unbelievable sense of time- all the time." And recently, NEA Jazz Master and legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman simply said that Jonathan has that "real big sound on tenor sax!" In recent years Jon performed and recorded with New Orleans’ own Delfeayo Marsalis, Jerry Sabatini’s Sonic Explorers, and jazz vocalist Teri Roiger.
Dr. Lorentz, who holds a PhD in Jazz Studies from New York University, dedicates himself to keeping music a part of everyday life and integral to the community. Jon has grown the live music scene in New Hampshire since his arrival in 2011 and has started concert series in nine separate locations, garnering praise from the legendary Downbeat Magazine, as well as NH Magazine, the Hippo Press & New Hampshire Public Radio.
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