All Night Drivers, Cigar Box Stompers
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way. Lenz has released 9 highly-acclaimed recordings as a leader featuring greats such as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, & Mark Egan and his music has been featured in hundreds of TV shows globally including "Breaking Bad" (AMC), "Catfish" (MTV), and "Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations" (Travel Channel) to name a few. This Godin-endorsed guitarist has performed thousands of shows internationally, keeping the audience on their feet whether playing jazz, fusion, or jam.
B.D. is also a very in demand sideman having shared the stage with singer/songwriters of various genres including: Bec Laughton, Lelica, Christine Martucci, David Kirton, Kathy Phillips, Tu Phace, Maor, John Virag, Doug Hawk, Jeff Callahan, Blue Number Nine, etc.
"...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 BD 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..." – Jazz Improv
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 has mastered his instrument and his confidence overflows everywhere..." – All About Jazz
“... 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
All Night Drivers
All Night Drivers is a band of friends new and old who are thrilled to be bringing their own blend of rock, pop, and folk music to audiences in the tri-state area.
Having been writing and playing open mics and benefit concerts in New York and New Jersey, Ashley Lehmann has been looking hoping to find a group to bring her songs to life for a quite a while. So when her co-worker, roommate and now co-writer and All Night Drivers guitarist Max Cicchino suggested they start a band together, she was happy to give it a shot.
Cigar Box Stompers
$10 in advance, $15 at the door in cash.
Please call for Table RESERVATIONS in addition to purchasing a ticket (973)347-7777
$5 Food & beverage min. collected in cash at door for under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.