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Fil Lorenz Orchestra

Jazz Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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58 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010

$800 - $6000 per event
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About
The SF Bay Area's #1 rated jazz group! With recent notable public performances at San Francisco's Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Lindy Exchange, San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala, and SF North Beach Festival, why hire anyone else? Go with the best!

Saxophonist/bandleader Fil Lorenz has performed with the top names in the business, from the Big Bands of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, to 60s icons Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Soul and Motown legends Gladys Knight and Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), Bobby Caldwell, modern day soul/R&B star, Seal...and many, many others.

He brings a vast array of musical experiences to the table and his band is always stocked with the area's A-list players, all of whom have equally extensive performing credentials.

Featured vocalist, Ms. Hale Baskin is endowed with a clear, beautiful voice, a sure sense of swing, and a seemingly innate sense of the nuances of Jazz phrasing. She moves effortlessly from channeling the songbirds of the Glenn Miller and Count Basie Orchestras to classic Ella Fitzgerald-inspired Jazz favorites.

Dig the sounds of Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin? Let us call on our good friend Mr. Danny Grewen! For the past five years Grewen has been playing the part of "Ol' Blue Eyes" in the TRP production of "The Rat Pack is Back!". As an interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Grewen is second-to-none.

Options - What you need, we can do. Small instrumental combo for cocktail hour? Solo piano? Full Las Vegas show band? 1 singer, 2 singers, no singer? No problem. Let's discuss your "vision"!

We work closely with each client to help find the right "fit". From solo piano or an intimate duo all the way up to a swingin' 18-piece BIG BAND we have something for any venue/stage size, budget, or personal taste.

Want to kick the party into high gear? We can do that too. The songs of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Tower Of Power, Al Green and other Soul and Motown hit makers are in our private reserve playlist. Looking for something in particular? Just ask!





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50+ The Bash Verified Bookings
A member of The Bash for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2012!

Wedding

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I don't usually do reviews, only when the experience is exceptional, as is the fantastic performance that Fil Lorenz and his orchestra lent to our wedding reception. From the months planning ahead and coordinating, Fil was gracious, professional, and insightful, balancing the desires of my bride and I with his decades of professional experience, with which he and his orchestra brings a deep and meaningful understanding of jazz, blues, and soul. Fil provided us with his eight piece band, boasting an incredibly soulful horns section, strong keys, bass, and guitar, and amazing vocals. Yes. This is THE band.

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Wedding Reception

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Fil Lorenz and the Fil Lorenz Orchestra were incredible, to say the least. After spending months searching for the right band for our wedding, I finally booked the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, and I am SO happy that I did. Fil was reliable, accommodating, organized, and accessible anytime I needed anything. He took all of my special requests and made them happen effortlessly. Two month after the wedding, people are still coming to me all the time talking about how incredible the band was and asking me "where did you find them?!" I'm still trying to come up with excuses to hire them again. Overall amazing - 12 out of 10 stars.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I worked with Fil to put together a 4 piece band for my 50th birthday party. The theme was 1961 and I wanted a band that could play the standards. From the beginning Fil did a great job of providing information and suggestions. He was also very responsive to my questions and requests leading up to the event. The party was a great success and the band was a major contributor to that success. Jonathan Poretz as the lead singer was fantastic. I didn't think it was going to be much of a dancing crowd but by midway through the evening the dance floor was full. Thanks again for making my birthday a memorable one!

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2015
Jul
18
Wedding Reception
Half Moon Bay, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Jul
11
Wedding Reception
Oakland, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Apr
24
Corporate Function
Burlingame, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Dec
20
Celebration
Hillsborough, CA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Nov
15
Cocktail Party
Napa, CA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2014
Nov
8
Wedding Reception
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Aug
13
Meeting
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jun
26
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
May
3
Club Event
San Francisco, CA
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2013
Oct
13
Wedding Reception
Saint Helena, CA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2013
May
26
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2013
Mar
31
Cruise Ship Event
San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
OF THE HUGE NUMBER OF TUNES IN OUR REPERTOIRE, THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE MOST REQUESTED:
A-Tisket A-Tasket
Swing/Classic Big Band
Moonlight Serenade
Swing/Classic Big Band
Take The “A” Train
Swing/Classic Big Band
All Of Me
Swing/Classic Big Band
In The Mood
Swing/Classic Big Band
Tuxedo Junction
Swing/Classic Big Band
Fly Me To The Moon
Jazz Standards and Ballads
At Last
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Georgia On My Mind
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Girl From Ipanema
Jazz Standards and Ballads
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Satin Doll
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Bye Bye Blackbird
Jazz Standards and Ballads
The Lady Is A Tramp
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Route 66
Blues
Let The Good Times Roll
Blues
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Blues
St. Louis Blues
Blues
The Thrill Is Gone
Blues
Kansas City
Blues
Alright, Okay, You Win
Blues
One Mint Julep
Blues
Dancing In The Streets
Motown/Soul/Funk
Heatwave
Motown/Soul/Funk
Love And Happiness
Motown/Soul/Funk
Let’s Stay Together
Motown/Soul/Funk
I Wish
Motown/Soul/Funk
Rescue Me
Motown/Soul/Funk
I Feel Good
Motown/Soul/Funk
Mustang Sally
Motown/Soul/Funk
Respect
Motown/Soul/Funk
Chain Of Fools
Motown/Soul/Funk
My Girl
Motown/Soul/Funk
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Motown/Soul/Funk
99 Pounds
Motown/Soul/Funk
In The Midnight Hour
Motown/Soul/Funk
Rock Steady
Motown/Soul/Funk
Knock On Wood
Motown/Soul/Funk
Proud Mary
Motown/Soul/Funk
Superstition
Motown/Soul/Funk
Big Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Swing Band
Soul Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Fil Lorenz Orchestra will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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