Category Archives: Melbourne Flamenco Latin Guitarist

Upcoming Jazz Guitar Masterclasses , World Music Concerts in Melbourne

Upcoming Jazz Masterclasses and World Music concerts in Melbourne

Thomas Lorenzo Trio, Mediterranean Jazz ( http://www.dreamlandmusic.com.au)

  • September 3rd 8.30 pm
  • When:  September 3rd , 2015,  at 8.30 pm
  • Where: Paris Cat ,  6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
  • Tickets: $20  BOOK NOW

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Performing Thomas Lorenzo , Tamara Murphy on Bass and Darryn Farrugia o drums

 

Thomas Lorenzo Portrait of Spain
Through Flamenco and Jazz. Part of 6 World Music Concerts

September 25th 7pm Book Now
Dedicated to Federico García Lorca
Special Guests : Carlos Sanchez: Narrator
Xanet Calbet: Guitar Percussion

Where: Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143

 

Thomas Lorenzo Guitar Masterclasses in Melbourne: Jazz Blues and Flamenco

Melbourne Guitra masterclasses thomas lorenzo

Where; Kathleen Syme Library
(Multi-purpose Room 2).
51 Faraday St, Carlton VIC.

Price: $65 per session

Dates

Jazz Guitar Masterclass 1
When: Wednesday Nov 11, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Jazz Guitar Masterclass 2
When: Thursday Nov 12, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass 1
When: Wednesday Nov 25, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass 2
When: Thursday Nov 26, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Blues Guitar Masterclass 1
When: Wednesday Nov 18, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Blues Guitar Masterclass 2
When: Thursday Nov 19, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

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Being Safe When Going To Melbourne Music Festivals

There are a lot of great ways to have fun at Melbourne music festivals while being safe. Because there will be a lot of people, and many will be partying, you should learn how to deal with the situation. Below are some great tips to get you into a position to just have fun!

If there will be drinking, never take a drink from someone else that you don’t know. Even if you do know the person, you don’t want to take a risk if they had left the drink alone or got it from someone else. There are drugs people can add to a drink, and if you’re at a festival they may be trying to get you to come with them or carry you off when you are blacked out. That’s why you should just throw out a drink that was out of your sight, and if you feel way more intoxicated than you should be you need to get someone to watch over you that you know and trust.

Staying hydrated is important if you want to be sure that you’re able to last in a hot crowd for a long time to see a lot of music. The problem is that if you’re drinking or doing a lot of dancing even, you could become dehydrated pretty fast. That could end in you fainting or even having to go to a hospital. Even if you are drinking alcohol, you can stay more hydrated if you have a glass of water after every drink. Bring your own water if they are charging a lot of money for it.

Never take drugs that you’re given at a festival if you want to be safe. Getting a buzz may seem like a good idea, but there’s really no way to tell what you’re putting into your body. There are quite a few drugs that can do a lot of damage to you, and street drugs generally aren’t clean anyways. If you do feel the need to indulge, at least get a testing kit that can be used to tell you if the chemical is what someone says it is.

It’s best to make sure that you are planning to see only the acts you’re interested in. At a festival there may be more than one stage with musicians playing. That’s why it’s best to stick with a schedule that lets you know when you should switch groups and go to another stage if possible. When you’re able to plan out your trip, you’ll see a lot more great acts and can avoid those that may just be likely to bore you.

The key to working with Melbourne music festivals is to know how to be safe and what you can do in an emergency. There are quite a few options you can work with as you can see here. Make sure that if anything seems amiss, that you get out of the situation.

Concerts and More Concerts Thomas Lorenzo

Concerts And More Concerts Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne is a vibrant city of live music with over 200 music related activities and concerts daily. It is a privilege to form part of the cultural scene and help develop it further with this series of 6 concerts I have undertaken.

My upcoming concerts include jazz collaborations with local artists as Ben Robertson on Bass. This concert will be held on August 23rd at 3 pm. It  will be dedicated to exploring flamenco in an improvised setting .

Flamenco guitar is generally be played as a solo instrument. The bass will  allow me to become more lyrical in the phrasing . The guitar then interprets melodies as if I  was taking on the role of the vocalist. This form of expression widens the array of textures that both myself and Ben will immerse ourselves in.

My Melbourne Concert Tickets can be purchased at the highlighted link.

 

Concerts and more concerts

The concert will be held at Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958. It starts at 3pm. We will also have the privilege of  sharing the stage with artists as Xanet Calbet ( guitar) and Cochita Carrsaco ) Palmas.

My third concert to be held on September 25th at 7pm will have as guest artist Carlos Sanchez.

This Melbourne concert will be dedicated to flamenco jazz and Federico Gracia Lorca. The Spanish poet member of the Generation of ’27 executed by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.‪ The regime censored his work until 1953. The poems will be recited in Spanish but translations will be available. on the television screens  in the venue.

Once again I thank you all for supporting my live shows. For further info on my Flamenco shows or jazz shows please visit my website.

For further info on my creative teaching for guitar please visit my Melbourne guitar school website.

And last since music is about expression. I  would like to invite you all to visit by artistic site where all my compositions and albums have been classified by emotions rather than by style, since  the objective of all music is to express and the style, is simply the medium of the emotions.

Please feel free to leave a note as you listen to each track so as between all of us we can come up with the most exact emotion a composition evokes.

Regards

Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne Guitar Concerts: Electric, Acoustic, Classical

Melbourne  Guitar Concerts:  Electric, Acoustic, Classical

Thomas Lorenzo , Composer and  Producer releases New CD: Memories de Barcelona.

Thomas Lorenzo, composer and guitarist releases on ITunes his latest track:  Bailas,  featuring the Wominjika Vocal Quartet. Label: DreamLand Music. 2014.

Thomas has teamed up with the Wominjika Vocal Quartet  to bring to Melbourne Guitar Concerts his  passion for vocal harmonies and the Spanish Guitar.  His choice of guitar in this recording is a handcrafted Flamenco Guitar Hermanos CONDE 2008.

Bailas represents one of his latest compositions where vocals are featured as solo and background instruments. All instruments in his arrangements , guitar , bass, piano, and vocals explore equal predominance throughout the composition. They continuously exchange roles as solo and background instruments. His style of composition is of a minimalistic nature creating a constant trance in a extreme spacial context.

Bailas is one of the 10 tracks to be released in 2015 in his new Album: Memories de Barcelona. Thomas has lived in Barcelona for over 34 years as a predominant musician educator composer an producer of contemporary Catalan Culture . At present he is based in Melbourne as Director of Dream Land Music which produces live and recorded unique musical products that reflect the urban cultural Australian diversity satisfying the demands for niche cultural entertainment. Please visit his website for more information on his Melbourne guitar concerts 

Please visit this other website and discover his unique educational method allowing students to explore their potential as performers and composers on the guitars. The Creative Guitar school delivers structured music courses: 10 week courses, in 10 consecutive hours for beginners intermediate and advanced students  to achieve different levels of proficiency. All these levels have the common outcome: to shine through uniqueness and creativity

Thomas Lorenzo , Composer Guitarist CD sales, Downloads
Book Sales. Arranging and Orquestration. EL Arreglo un Puzzle de Expression Musical 

Melbourne Acoustic Duo. Live Bands. Covers and More. Weddings and Event Entertainment

Check out his website for latests Melbourne Concerts

 

 

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Melbourne Acoustic Guitar. Concert, Frankston Performance Center

Tomás Lorenzo, Acoustic Flamenco Guitarist in Concert:  “Memories de Barcelona” April 5th , 8 pm. Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia.

 “Memories de Barcelona ”
A series of compositions based upon Minimalistic contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop.  8 compositions that reflect upon values that bond our community.

The Suite

  1. Sunset on the Garraf, (Post del sol al Garraf)

  2. Treason and Courage, ( Traició i coratge)
  3. Children at Pla , (El riure de nadons)
  4. Mediterranean Ripples and Kipples
  5. Sweetness with Rage, (Duclura amb rabia)
  6. Buleria a les Rambles

  7. My Soul (La meva anima del dimoni)

  8. Nostalgia
  9. Dance with me( Bailas)

Thomas will be performing on spanish classical guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity.

Performers

Tomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars: Alphonso Johnson , Bruce Sugar ( Ringo Star ), Dave Garfield( Benson)
Steve Falk, Percussion ( Melbourne Symphony)
Jordan Murray, Trombone ( Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Monash University)
Wominjika Vocal Quartet
Oscar Neyland: Upright Bass

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490)
Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
E: thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: thefac.com.au

Date: April 5th at 8 pm.
Ticket:  $30

CONTACT DETAILS: Tomas Lorenzo, 0448348701,  info@dreamlandmusic.com.au

 

Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 

 

Melbourne Guitar Concerts, Lessons, Ensembles, Spanish Culture

Thomas Lorenzo  music teacher and composer will premier his suite Memories de Barcelona on October 6th at the Toorak Uniting Church. He will be accompanied by Jeremy Alsop on Bass, Steve Falk on Percussion, Jordan Murray on Trombone and the Wominjika Vocal Quartet.

Thomas will be performing on guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity. Please follow the link for further details  on location, time, tickets. We are looking forward to sharing the event with you all.

 

Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 

 

Melbourne Guitar, concert, workshops, Eastern Suburbs

On October 15th  and 22nd from 5 till 7pm The Creative Guitar School located in Melbourne´s Eastern Suburbs and the TOORAK UNITING CHURCH will host a series of workshops targeting well being through music.


Contemporary lifestyle can limit personal interaction within the community there fore rendering a lack of expression and personal satisfaction.

I believe we all have a creative potential that can be expressed through music. When we express we feel better. When we interact with others as a team we feel better, when we accomplish a common goal with others we feel better.

These workshops target the stated outcomes. Participants will engage in a structured improvisation based on diatonic motif development striving to express through vocals, guitars percussion and other instruments they can produce at the workshop.

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Melbourne Creative Guitar Lessons

The Flamenco Sound

Generally since I have lived in Spain for over 32 years  I am considered  a flamenco guitarist. I must say that I love the flamenco melodic and harmonic colors but this is only one style of music that I thrive on.

I have learnt flamenco coming from a western background so I have had to relate to previous knowledge for it´s understanding.

Let´s make it real simple , you get the blues sound by playing the blue notes. Flamenco is very similar You get the flamenco sound by playing the flamenco notes. In Blues if you do not play the blues sound often then it sounds strange. In Flamenco if you do not play the flamenco sound, the notes that sound flamenco then it also sounds strange. Check out the following post . Advanced Flamenco, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons

My Creative Guitar School  Courses develop on skills to achieve positive outcomes in all learning objectives.

Volando Voy, Volando Vengo

Melbourne is finally coming closer to home, Barcelona. La Rumba Catalana has arrived and is taking it by storm to help keep the cold away.

Please take a a peak the new track from

 

Jarrod is Australian bone but of Spanish descendants former lead vocalist of the famed Melbourne Group La Rumba.

Thomas and Jarrod join forces to further enrich the cultural diversity of Melbourne.  The Spanish Guitar can be such a melodic but also a powerful groove driving element in acoustic bands. Please enjoy the premier.

 

Spanish Guitar Duo, Unique Latin Flamenco Music

The Spanish guitar allows the performer to reflect mother nature´s  beauty through music.The following blog post shows some insights on how to bring together two harmonic instruments of same or different timbres and have both performers be heard with clarity without the need of much amplification.

I am also a strong believer that all performers should have knowledge of improvisation which slowly will allow society to  move away from the present western  concept of classical music  and possibly restore the true value of composition and music.

 Spanish Guitar Duo, Unique Latin Flamenco Music

 

Melbourne Spanish Guitar. La Guajira Flamenca

Thomas Lorenzo expands on flamenco styles. Music appreciation is an added value to all his event planning here in Melbourne.

His love for music defines his need in sharing his knowledge with fellow friends and musicians.

Flamenco guitar books incorporate complicated descriptions of the patterns we use in it´s styles. I believe the explanation can be simplified as music is only a simple reflection of human emotions.

Flamenco as all styles of music has a specific pulse, a heartbeat that we communicate on and with. La guajira is really a ¾ rhythm and a waltz style of music.

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Melbourne Spanish Guitar. La Guajira Flamenca

Melbourne Flamenco Latin Guitarist. The Wedding day

On the 11th of October, 2012, I received a call from the future bride and groom: Phoebe and Andrew. They had been searching for unique entertainment for their wedding and decided to give me a call. They were looking to create a Spanish theme and ambience for their special occasion and to embellish the day with Spanish Music. We all got together at my home studio and set forth on the adventure of bringing Barcelona to their wedding and to Melbourne.

Please read more …Melbourne Flamenco Latin Guitarist. The wedding day

For full details on Melbourne flamenco and latin guitar music services offered please visit: http://www.barcelonamusic.info/blog

La Farruca. Flamenco by Spanish Guitarist Tomas Lorenzo

La Farruca. Flamenco by Flamenco Latin  Guitarist Thomas Lorenzo

Farruca is a form and style of flamenco music. It may be performed with lyrics ( vocals) and as most flamenco styles in can also be danced to. It is played in 4/4, interpreted at a relative slow tempo and accompanied by melody and harmony defining a minor key.

In the following examples you will see how slow tempos are appropriate for “accelerandos” as a possible method of achieving intensity in the dance and impact on the audience.

It is very common in flamenco to relate styles to certain keys. All styles in theory can be played in all keys . Those keys that allow open strings on the guitar broaden the possibility of expression, rhythm and accompaniment of the spanish guitarist.  Please follow the link above to read more on the subject

Thomas Lorenzo , Hostal Australia´s owner goes national with Bob Sands Big Band

Thomas Lorenzo & Bob Sands Big Band. Spanish National TV, Tele 5

Meat Balls Composed and arranged  by Thomas Lorenzo.

Thomas Lorenzo, Bob Sands Big Band, Meatballs