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Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts 2016

Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts 2016

Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts to be held in Melbourne during 2016. From Barcelona to Melbourne. 6 Guitar concerts . Cultural diversity in its pure state.

Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts


Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts 2016T

Book Full  Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music  Melbourne Concerts   2016

Who should attend:
Music lovers that wish to experience creative joy and beauty in an intimate concert setting.

Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

Artist Insights

I believe music is a gift human nature has acquired, that allows us all to share emotions as  a peaceful social experience.

When I play, my guitar students that attend my  Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts, note that they believe I fall in a sort of trance.

When I play, I need to flow with the rhythm of the composition. In that constant flow of time I add on tension and release that comes with melody and harmony. The overall effect is of pure pleasure, that does somewhat come though in my facial and body expression.

Audiences refer to my Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts of that of joy. Yes, I totally agree with such. I  believe joy is as simple reflecting the beauty of nature.

We are sons of this planet.  Music is there to allow us to reflect upon our existence as part of this conscience perception of nature.

My goal, in all Melbourne Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music  concerts,  is to establish the most appropriate visual , acoustic setting. I wish to allow for the audience to be immersed in my humble flow and understanding of existence That is why the review of joy occurs after some of my  concerts.

When I perform guitar at my Melbourne concerts I do not perform alone. I share the stage with other Australian musicians. The way I tend to share is  establishing a context that allows each of the musicians to flow in the boundaries of the style and harmonic composition.

I do believe that pure expression can be obtained with limits and that a free form of musical expression, may at this time not be accessible to the majority of the audience, nor musicians as generally,  free forms of expression,  effect more upon feelings of anguish than of joy.

What I believe works well as a means of adhesion with fellow musicians,  is a common understanding of the groove and the tempo. Tempo flows . It increases and decreases over the length of a musical composition. It feels good and very natural to vary. I perform with talented Australian musicians , that have a deep understanding on how to share expression within the tempo and the groove.

The result is that of magic and once again joy, as perceived by the audience.

I welcomes you all to share Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts 2016 , Melbourne,  with me and my special guests.

For upcoming concerts and ticket sales please refer to:

Melbourne Guitar concerts: Jazz and flamenco

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Libros de musica: El arreglo un puzzle de expresion musical

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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


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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CD sales: Direct link to CD Baby

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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.

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 


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.


Melbourne Guitar School. Lessons on creative rhythmic accompaniments.

Discover how to be more more creative in your guitar playing.

Check out my new video on Melbourne Guitar lessons, Eastern Suburbs , Creative Guitar School

Rhythm guitar can just as fun as playing lead and it can contribute to a more powerful overall band sound.

Just check out Red Hot Chili Pepper, Police, The Eagles Pink Floyd.

On my video I share with you some basic insights on how to become so unique in your playing.



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.

Read more on Flamenco and la Guajira

Melbourne Spanish Guitar. La Guajira Flamenca

Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons and training

At Tom´s Studio all classes upon request are recorded and are available for download in your student folder.
File transfers between computers do take a lot of time so please feel free to stream your class and go back through all the exercises knowledge and skills we have given you .

In each individual folder you will find a:

A pdf with the all individual class outcomes
All mpeg recordings of in class work
All mp3 files, backing tracks that have been used during the student´s training
Charts and Scores
Jpeg images of scales, chords , arpeggios.
Class timetable

For further info please visit: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons and training

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

Melbourne Jazz Weddings band, Thomas Lorenzo quartet

Melbourne Jazz Weddings band, Thomas Lorenzo quartet

In A Sentimental Mood. Thomas Lorenzo Quartet. Jazz Electric Guitar

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In a Sentimental Mood . Thomas Lorenzo Guitar , Gerard Nieto Piano, Anton Jarl Drums.
www.thomaslorenzo.com. Recorded 2011 Barcelona, Spain. Composer Duke Ellington.

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Tomas Lorenzo. Improvisation

Become a versatile guitar player in any style including blues, rock, jazz and funk, learn guitar chords, guitar scales and how to get a great guitar sound.

Learn the solo riffs and licks of the masters: Jimmy Page, BB King, Charlie Parker and others, and how to develop you own! “What notes do I play?” is the first question that comes to mind when a musician is asked to improvise. The answer is easy: notes that are within the key

Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument.

Improve your character and tone and become more confident in your soloing ability by adding cohesiveness and variety to your playing.

Become a more natural and spontaneous stage musician.

Apply harmony to your improvisation by adding chord tones and chord scales

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au


Melbourne Guitar Lessons, Eastern Suburbs, Acoustic Guitar, Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Acoustic Guitar by Thomas Lorenzo

Become a more effective player and learn to better express yourself on the acoustic guitar by in-depth exercise techniques directed at improving your fluency, tone, dynamics, and control.

Learn how to play modal sounds in open tunings, and how to use a variety of more complex tunings beyond major triads.

Learn how to practice techniques for fingerstyle melodies and arpeggios, and how to organize and track your fingerstyle technique workout.

Learn how to refine your right-hand position and be able to make educated decisions about it through knowledge of the pros and cons of various positions

Learn how to integrate melodic lines into a strumming or a fingerstyle accompaniment

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au


Melbourne Guitar lessons, VIC, Thomas Lorenzo.

Melbourne Guitar lessons, VIC, Thomas Lorenzo.

Hello. Well I am up in Melbourne taking care of my music and of my students. I am dedicating some time to my passion which is teaching. Take a peak at the link to see what it is all about.