- 1. Vocalist Hale Baskin w/The Fil Lorenz Orchestra
- 2. Vocalist Danny Grewen w/The Fil Lorenz Orchestra
- 3. Vocalist Danny Grewen w/The Fil Lorenz Orchestra
- 4. Instrumental - Big Band
- 5. Instrumental - Quartet
- 6. Instrumental - Quintet
- 7. Quiet drummer-less trio; string bass-guitar-sax, perfect for cocktail hour
- 8. Quiet drummer-less trio; string bass-guitar-sax, perfect for cocktail hour
- 9. Soul/Motown Sounds
- 10. Soul/Motown Sounds
- 11. Soul/Motown Sounds
- 12. "Classic" trio of piano-string bass-drums
- 13. "Classic" trio of piano-string bass-drums
- 14. Mardi Gras Madness
- 15. #1 Sax Quartet - Holiday Jazz
- 16. #2 Sax Quartet - Jazz Standard
- 17. #3 Sax Quartet - Old Timey Jazz / Ragtime
- 18. #4 Sax Quartet - Holiday Jazz
- 19. #5 Sax Quartet - Holiday Jazz
- 20. #6 Sax Quartet - Holiday Jazz
With recent notable performances at SF's Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Lindy Exchange, SF Symphony Opening Night Gala, and North Beach Festival, why hire anyone else? Go with the best!
Bandleader Fil Lorenz has performed with the top names in the business, from the Big Bands of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, to 60s icon Frankie Valli, Soul and Motown legends Gladys Knight and Mary Wilson(the Supremes), Bobby Caldwell, and modern day R&B star, Seal.
We work closely with each client to help find the right "fit".From an intimate trio all the way up to a swingin' BIG BAND we have something for any stage size, budget, or personal taste. Let's discuss your "vision"!
We had the pleasure of having Fil Lorenz Orchestra play at our June wedding in Carmel and they were fantastic! From the very beginning, Fil was super easy to work with and extremely accessible. He took the time to meet with us and outline the music selection throughout the reception. The band even learned a few new songs based on our requests. All of our friends and family were raving about the amazing band. Thanks again Fil Lorenz Orchestra!!
Mr. Lorenz was extremely professional and accommodating, the quality of the music and presentation of the band was exactly what we were hoping for. I couldn't have asked for anything more, it was an absolutely perfect experience!
Yes, very happy with our decision to hire the Fil Lorenzo orchestra. Spectacular day needed a spectacular band.
It would be my pleasure to recommend this band to anyone.
Our company has used Mr. Lorenz's services before and his music, presentation and communication are always of a high level. Thank you for accommodating a last minute request.
Fil is the BEST! He hit a home run with our auction hour by having a 3 piece combo playing in the lobby of the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Guests were then greeted in the "Supper Club" lounge to wonderful vocals and music (set at the perfect volume for conversation during dinner), followed by kicked-up brass and entertainment segment that had attendees hitting the dance floor in no time at all. It was a great event thanks to the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, which set the tone from the very beginning. Bonus: the band members and vocalists were very accommodating and attractive. We are re-booking them for this year's event.
The one job my husband had in planning our wedding was finding an incredible band.
We wanted something extraordinary.
He gets 5 stars for his find and the Fil Lorenz Orchestra get 5 stars for being absolutley wonderful.
We had guests who flew in from all over the world and it was a very discerning crowd. EVERYONE loved the band and the style of music played throughout the evening.
I wanted a very Bossa Nova feel, which started with the trio after the ceremony and continued in with a very chilled vibe as we had dinner, by the time dinner ended the full, little big bad was in place and people were dancing and having a blast.
I ended up being the one having most of the communications with Fil, and I have to say he was an absolute pleasure every time we spoke.
I started to get too much into the details and he asked me to trust him, since I had been very specific about the style and how I wanted the evening to flow. I did, and it was better than had I planned every last song!
They did an outstanding job and my only regret was having too much fun that I never actually went to thank them on the night.
I did in a phone call the following week and here it is again.
Thank you Fil and Orchestra for making my wedding absolutely perfect!
So talented and professional! Mr. Lorenz was an absolute joy to work with and brought liveliness and real class to our event! I would highly recommend this group to anyone and everyone that is thinking of hiring a band. If you are on the fence about adding music to your function (as I was), you should just go for it. Having the Fil Lorenz Orchestra at the event made it so much more fun and memorable and the group was so versatile and accomadating, everyone was happy! I would absolutely use his services in the future.
5 stars for sure! Fil was a pleasure to work with and selected a wonderful trio (sax, string bass & guitar) for our corporate cocktail reception at The Claremont. They were prompt, pleasant, extremely talented and obviously were into their music - compliments from our guests throughout the evening. I will definately be working with Fil again and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone having a special event! Mary Koenig, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, CA
Fil was amazing. Our DJ wasn't the greatest, and Fil's band more than picked up the slack. Guests kept commenting on the band and asking for their contact info--and my bride and I had a similar reaction. They were amazing. Musicians that attended the party even gave their compliments. Fil always answered his phone, went out of his way to accommodate my requests. One of the members of his band, a trombone player and singer, cancelled at the last moment. What did Fil do? He replaced the trombone player and then hired an additional person to be the singer out of his own pocket. I think this more than explains the type of guy he is.
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!
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra played at our corporate holiday party this year and everyone absolutely loved them! They played some great selections during dinner as background music and moved to more lively songs afterwards. They were great with accommodating all of our speeches and timing their breaks around our schedule. It was an absolutely memorable evening in part to their presence!
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra delivered beyond our wildest hopes and dreams. They played for the celebration of our daughter's marriage, and while they didn't steal the show (after all, this is our daughter we're talking about), they came close. Whether dancing or just toe-tapping, our friends & family were spellbound by the band's extraordinary talent, great music selection and all-around performance. We kept pinching ourselves, so powerful was the spell spun by these incredible pros. As music and dance buffs, we all agreed: the Fil Lorenz Orchestra was absolutely amazing. Run, don't walk to book this band. We ourselves can't wait to bring them back!
Thank you so much for playing at our recent Swingin’ Soiree at our 2011 HBW Leaders Summit in Napa. Our company’s leaders thoroughly enjoyed listening and dancing to your music! You were such a pleasure to work with, from booking to finalizing a contract to the actual day of, your professionalism was top notch! I hope to get the opportunity to hear you again or hire you for another event.
The "little big band" at our wedding was phenomenal !!
Everyone was extremely professional, and very talented. My
now husband and I had such a blast dancing, and heard over and over
from the guests how much they loved the music. The trio set a
really nice tone for the dinner too. You made the whole process so
easy, and we truly appreciate all of your efforts. Please pass on our
thanks to all of the musicians.
This band was wonderful! They were on time, cute, professional and above all played great music. I would give them six stars and hope to have them back for a summer party.
Mr. Lorenz and his group were just fantastic. They arrived looking sharp, set up quickly and started playing great music from the first note. I couldn't have asked for better. Thanks so much. Connie
Fil and the band did a wonderful job. Many of our guests commented on how excellent the band was and how much they enjoyed the music. I would not hesitate to hire them again.
Fil and his band came to my aid on short notice and I am so thankful they did. My Christmas party wouldn't have been the same without them-- they were a crucial part of setting a classy atmosphere and really knew how to read a crowd. Fil was easy to communicate with and very professional, plus he can play a mean sax! He was timely and made sure to take care of all the details. They are definitely my new "go-to" band for all of my upcoming events. Highly reccommend.
The Fil Lorenz Quartet made our UCSF Chocolate and Jazz event very special and memorable. “We are the music makers... and we are the dreamers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
I truly loved working with the Fil Lorenz Orchestra for the Friends of
Dentistry Gala at USC. They provided the perfect match to our roaring 20s
Gala and were wonderful to work with as well. I was a bit worried that our
guests of dentists and doctors wouldn't get up and dance to the music, but
Fil and his crew got them up dancing far into the night. The great jazz
sound combined with the Frank Sinatra-esk voice of their singer were a
perfect pairing. They are truly a unique sound and provide an incredible
experience for any gala or party.
As a bandleader, Fil was very helpful and cooperative. The band was professonal, on time and sounded great! Highly recommended.
I would absolutely recommend The Fil Lorenz Orchestra to any bride who wants her wedding night to be memorable!
Fil was so professional and easy to work with. He put me at ease time and time again. Getting married can be stressful, and anytime I had questions or concerns he was always available. The time spent to make sure my wedding was perfect was appreciated and unexpected.
Thank you so much to Fil and his orchestra of stellar musicians!
A real professional and an amazing band.
Fil Lorenz orchestra played as a trio on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for our winery's "Music on the Terrace" series. We saw about 1800 people that day and the feedback from guests and staff alike was fantastic. The trio set a an easy yet energetic tone to the day. The big hit was their antique Hammond Organ which set the "60's Soul Jazz and Boogaloo Band" style. Fil recommended this style for our guests and it proved to be the right call. Will definitely have them back for our series next year!
The unavailable option I would have chosen is:
In addition to the one I did choose:
Bar/Lounge - Club/Nightclub - Competition - Convention
In answer to dates: MANY!!!
I have been a fan of the Collective West groups for a long time, perhaps longer than ten years. I try very hard to not miss an opportunity to hear, and dance to, them.
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I work for a retail company whom was fortunate enough to work with the Fil Lorenz Orchestra for a client driven event. Fil and the members of the orchestra were incredibly accommodating, professional, personable and incredibly talented! Employees and clients alike were extremely complimentary and very entertained! We could all agree we didn't want the festivities to end, and we can attribute a large part of the event's success to the Fil Lorenz Orchestra. We would be more than delighted to work with them again!
The Fil Lorenz Quartet was outstanding! They added a touch of class to our wedding reception with their sophisticated sounds and matching suits. It was also very sweet of the band to allow my 7th grade nephew to "sit in" on saxophone. Thanks Fil for helping to create a wonderful afternoon.
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra did a fantastic job in helping to set the perfect atmosphere for our "Rat Pack" themed event. The band was great, but their singer was amazing! I loved these guys! Thanks, Jan Habermann
Fil Lorenz was the first to get back to me (immediately) when I started looking for a band to play my wedding reception. Not only was he great, he quoted me a price I couldn't refuse. When the singer he first mentioned wasn't available, he had another singer who was just as fantastic. He was responsive, not pushy, prompt and really flexible and played our requested first dance song at the tempo we asked for. I didn't have to worry or mind them as they showed up looking sharp, set up and got everything together and played great music. They were incredibly nice and very accommodating including when we asked them to stop playing earlier than scheduled cause grandma was sleeping upstairs at the inn. Everyone at the wedding was VERY impressed with their playing and kept asking where we found them. I HIGHLY recommend them!
I manage a large apartment complex that has a yearly indian-summer pool party. Everyone was thrilled, they didn't want it to end. Dealing with Fil Lorenz was a pleasurable experience. They played a wide variety of music catered to our diverse crowd. Very talented group of musicians. Everything went smoothly from the beginning to the time they packed up. Thanks so much. I would definitely recommend them, and would hire them again.
“Fil Promised 5 star service and delivered. They where on time, on point
with musical selections for our diverse group and extraordinary in their
performance. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to hear and hire them
again. Hale Baskin is not only very talented and HOT, but as sweet person as
you will ever meet. Thanks for making my Wife's birthday party a success.
All the Best!”
This was the second time I hired Fil for our annual fundraiser in support of the San Fransisco Symphony. We were as pleased as we were the year before when he provided a little big band for our Swing themed event. First, Fil and his group can play. Very professional and passionate musicians, appropriately dressed, on time, and easy to work with. I know I can count on him to bring first class talent who won't flake. How good is that to know when you have a major event to run?! I recommend him without reservation. You will not be disappointed.
My company hosts an annual partner conference, every year we find ourselves in different locations within the USA. We first hired the Fil Lorenz Orchestra in 2007 to play a reception event at the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco, CA. Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback from our clients, we asked them to reprise their performance at our 2008 conference in Miami.
They sound great, interaction with the band leader was very professional - he really understood how to work within the demands and politics of our corporate environment, a trait I think a lot of other "professional" musicians don't understand.
I look forward to hiring them again for future events.
I run a weekly swing dance party at a small jazz club in San Francisco and book Fil Lorenz & his Orchestra to play for us dancers at least once a month. Musically, the band is sensational and their ensemble horn section really makes those classic big band song selections come alive with soul and energy. They have a classy, rich and textured sound that will please dancers and jazz listeners alike.
On the organizational/logistics side of things, Fil is a perfect pleasure to work with: easy to communicate with, simple-no-nonsense booking, adaptable to our dancers' music requests, absolutely professional...and perhaps most importantly *always on time and ready to go when scheduled*.
My (now) husband and I hired Fil and his wonderful band to play our wedding reception on March 20th. All I can say is WOW! Even with some crazy last minute changes, Fil was on the ball with helping to resolve some challenging issues(OMG! - don't even ask!). The music was perfect and musicians were such nice guys. Thanks Fil and band!
My company hired the Fil Lorenz Orchestra for a corporate function back in early August. My team and I could not be happier with the attention to detail and professionalism that Fil displayed from start to finish. Thanks for all the extra help Fil!
Fil Lorenz provided all the music on my wedding day from the ceremony piano soloist to the cocktail trio, to the reception/dance little big band set. His sound was exactly what I wanted for the wedding, and when he found out I was having some difficulties with the vocal soloist I originally contracted with to perform with the band, he went above and beyond to line up a male and female vocalist for me to make the experience even better than I originally had hoped for! The musicians were all amazing and my guests are still raving about how fantastic the music was. I wish I were getting married again next month just to enjoy the Fil Lorenz Orchestra again!
The Fil Lorenz Trio played at Project Open Hand's 25th Anniversary Open House event on Thursday, October 7th. They enhanced the evening with their lively energy and soulful ambiance. The band was a joy to work with - incredibly accomodating and professional. The guys were dressed for the part in their suits and berets. I highly recommend this talented group of musicians!
I had the pleasure of working with Fil Lorenz and his Little Big Band just a few weeks ago. It was the first time his group provided services at my venue, Bear Flag Farm. I found Fil delightful to work with and the band quite respectful of the property and a joy to hear. We are very particular about the vendors we allow to our venue. Based on my experience thus far, I would certainly recommend Fil Lorenz.
Tina Reikes/Bear Flag Farm
Past Booked Events
|March 18, 2016||Wedding Reception|