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Lorenn Peer, Voice
Dror Ben-Gur, Arrangements & Saxophones
Yaron Gershovsky, Piano
Tomer Levy, Trumpet
Brian Troiano, Trombone
Marty Confurius, Double Bass
Benny Koonyevsky, Drums
Hold unto your nostalgic feelings for the Jazz Big Band days, and be prepared to blast into the 21st century with the cutting edge sound of "Lorenn & the Top Dror Band."
Comprised of 7 top-notch New York musicians, led by Saxophonist Dror Ben-Gur, and the young and promising voice of Lorenn Peer, "Lorenn and the Top Dror Band" elevate these timeless classics onto a new fascinating dimension!
Lorenn showcases an astounding range of vocal versatility, balanced exquisitely with instrumental bravado. Her sultry renditions bring us back to a warmer time, while her powerful talent thrusts us into an upbeat, challenging era.
Dror Ben-Gur shows an all-encompassing command of saxophone and jazz arranging. His tone and style excite the listener to new heights! Dror lays his distinct trademark on these familiar tunes with his masterful original arrangements for brass and rhythm.
Appealing to all generations - their talent transcends time.
Lorenn Peer, Vocalist
Born in New York City and raised en route New York/Tel Aviv, Lorenn was exposed to a wide array of musical influences. From traditional Jewish/Yiddish and Israeli folklore, to the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand, Lorenn has grown to develop her own unique sound and style.
Lorenn graduated from the highly selective High School for the Performing Arts located at the heart of New York City's Lincoln Center. The school (made famous by the TV series and motion picture FAME) provided Lorenn with extensive musical training both in classical music and jazz.
Following high school, Lorenn volunteered for full service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). After an arduous audition process, Lorenn was accepted as a soloist of the Representative Official IDF Band.
Throughout her two-year service, Lorenn performed for soldiers nationwide, as well as at various public and private official Israeli Government and military events, for audiences that included various world leaders.
She was asked to join (then) Prime Minister Eihud Barak on his State Visit to Turkey, following the devastating 1999 earthquake. Lorenn sang the Israel national anthem, Hatikvah, at the official opening of "Israel Village" (a village Israel had built in Turkey, for the earthquake refugees). Along with the IDF Band, Lorenn also toured Russia, Belarus and the United States.
Upon her return to New York, Lorenn continued her music education at the City College of New York, where she studied with the legendary Jazz Vocalist, Ms. Sheila Jordan.
In 2004, Lorenn joined Saxophonist Dror Ben-Gur to form "Lorenn & The Top Dror Band" - a seven-piece band comprised of top-notch New York musicians. The band has performed in Paris, Israel, and is currently performing at various top-rated Jazz venues in New York City. Their debut album is set to be released in late April 2007.
Lorenn holds a Summa Cum Laude B.A. In Jewish Studies from the City University of New York, we she currently teaches a course about Jewish Music.
Dror Ben - Gur, Musical Director & Arranger; Saxophone & Flute
Born and raised in Israel, Dror Ben-Gur is a highly in demand saxophone & flute player worldwide. His performance credits include the Israel Air force Band, Israeli Philharmonic (under the direction of conductor Zubin Mehta), The Manhattan Transfer, and many prestigious Big Bands in New York City, Amsterdam, & Israel.
He has played and/or recorded with world-renowned Jazz musicians including John Patitucci, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oats, and Phil Markowitz.
Dror has performed in many Broadway shows worldwide at TONY awarded American Regional Theaters (such as New Haven's Long Wharf), Israel's Habima National Theater, and the Netherlands' National Amsterdam Theater. Shows include "Cabaret", "Guys & Dolls", "Cats" , "Oklahoma", "Fiorello" and more.
Other performance and/or recording credits include Dudu Fisher, Danny Maseng and Debby Friedman (At NYC's Carnegie Hall), Shlomo Artzi, Ofra Haza and Mati Caspi.
In 2004, Dror joined singer Lorenn Peer to form "Lorenn & The Top Dror Band" - a seven-piece band comprised of top-notch New York musicians, of which he is the musical director/arranger and Saxophone player. The band has performed in Paris, Israel, and is currently performing at various top-rated Jazz venues in New York City. Their debut CD is set to be released in late April 2007.
Dror studied at the Hilversum Conservatory of Music in Holland, and has graduated from the Mannes College of Music in New York City, of which he is a current faculty member.
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