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Fil Lorenz Orchestra

Jazz Band from San Francisco, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 41 Reviews
  • 58 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $800 per event

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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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Review by Charles M.

WeddingReviewed on May 26, 2013From San Francisco, CA

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.

Review by Kalista B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 13, 2012From Tiburon, CA

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.

Review by Chip H.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 10, 2011From San Francisco, CA

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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  • 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


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Past Events

July 18, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Half Moon Bay, CA
July 11, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Oakland, CA
April 24, 2015 • Corporate Function
Fri6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Burlingame, CA
December 20, 2014 • Celebration
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hillsborough, CA
November 15, 2014 • Cocktail Party
Sat7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Napa, CA
November 8, 2014 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 11:00 PM San Francisco, CA
August 13, 2014 • Meeting
Wed6:00 PM - 9:00 PM San Francisco, CA
June 26, 2014 • Corporate Function
Thu3:30 PM - 5:30 PM San Francisco, CA
May 3, 2014 • Club Event
Sat1:30 PM - 3:30 PM San Francisco, CA
October 13, 2013 • Wedding Reception
Sun7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saint Helena, CA
May 26, 2013 • Wedding
Sun7:00 PM - 11:30 PM San Francisco, CA
March 31, 2013 • Cruise Ship Event
Sun11:00 AM - 1:30 PM San Francisco, CA

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