On the Toronto and Northern Ontario music scenes for over 30 years, keyboardist Carlo De Lorenzi has composed, performed and recorded with a diverse collective of musicians and bands. Recent collaborations include performing and/or recording with: Practical Blues, Compass Rose, guitar virtuoso Jason Sadites, East Coast Music Award nominee Dave Carroll, the Sons of Maxwell, and Kris MacFarlane (Great Big Sea). He has also performed and arranged for several stage shows and musicals.
Carlo De Lorenzi has been playing piano and keyboards professionally since he was in high school. His first exposure to music at age four came from watching his older brother dazzle audiences with his accordion playing wizardry. Carlo took classical piano lessons from a gifted and inspiring teacher from age 5 but became interested in pop and jazz around age 12 – Carlo relates “I always had the impulse to want to learn the tunes sung by crooners on my parent’s hi-fi stereo rather than practice my etudes and sonatas.”
Carlo’s songwriting bridges the genres of pop, jazz, and world music. His major influences include: Bruce Hornsby, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea and Bob James. Carlo’s versatility has been captured in his latest recording Four Seasons in One Recess. Converging a community of highly talented, emerging and established musicians, the ten song CD contains a savory and invigorating collection of melodies and rhythms.
Northern Ontario keyboardist Carlo De Lorenzi announces the release of his new CD Four Seasons in One Recess. A collection of ten original songs spanning a veritable spectrum of influences from jazz and R&B to pop, reggae and world music, Four Seasons in One Recess marks Carlo De Lorenzi’s first solo project. The blend of vocal and instrumental tunes on the recording showcases De Lorenzi’s song writing and musicianship. An assembly of both well established and young dynamic artists are featured on the project including Jason Sadites (WEVE, Behind the Laughter) on guitar, Brendan Colameco of Neverest on drums and a guest appearance by multi-East Coast Music Award winner Dave Carroll (United Breaks Guitars) on “Blue Sky Down.”