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Tony DiLorenzo / Bio

Tony DiLorenzo's compositions are as diverse as his musical influences. He fuses elements of Rock, Nu-Jazz, Electronic and World into his own unique blend. The common denominator in all his compositions is the use of virtual and hardware synthesizers to emulate an ensemble of live musicians.

Born to artistic parents, Tony DiLorenzo was destined to become a musician. His mother studied voice but pursued a career in animation. His father studied trumpet but pursued a career as a professional photographer. As a young child, Tony uttered the five words that most parents dread – "I WANT TO PLAY DRUMS." His parents took a deep breath and enrolled him in the local music school to begin drum lessons but ultimately piano would become his instrument.

A few things attracted Tony to keyboards. He was about 10 years old when he caught a band of high school students playing in a local park. The organist was playing a dual-manual Farfisa from the early seventies. He thought "that looks cool" when he saw the colorful switches and heard the sound blasting from the rotating Leslie speaker. Hearing "Where Have I Known You Before" from Return To Forever and "Brain Salad Surgery" from Emerson Lake and Palmer really put him over the top – he had to play keyboards. Tony asked his parents for piano lessons and they bought a Fender Rhodes once he proved he was serious. Thatz how it all started.

General Info

Band Members
Tony DiLorenzo - Keyboards + Programming + Production
Artist Name
Tony DiLorenzo
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/tonydilorenzo
Genres
Jazz / Smooth Jazz / New Age

Contact Info

Location
New York, NY

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