Lorenzo Ferrero

Saxophonist Lorenzo Ferrero playing tenor sax with a big band

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Lorenzo Ferrero is a Grammy winning arranger, co-founder of Afro Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, and a renowned saxophonist and arranger.

From a very early age he developed a passion for music as a result of being constantly surrounded by Jazz and Classical music.  At 16 he picked up the tenor saxophone which would become his signature instrument. This lead him to study Jazz Composition, Performance and Orchestration on an achievement based Scholarship, at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Lorenzo moved to Vienna, Austria to be part of “The Snow Owl Quintet”  alongside Juan Garcia-Herreros, Roberto Quintero and Hector Martignon throughout their European tour. During his time in Vienna, he also worked as a recording artist for Grammy award winning producer Georg Luksch and as commissioned composer and producer. One of the highlights during this time was his commission by the Vienna University of Technology to write the opening for their 200th Anniversary Ceremony of their annual ball celebration, which was premiered January, 2015.

In 2016 Lorenzo moved to Los Angeles to continue growing his career. During his time in LA he has continued to work and perform alongside some of the most talented in the entertainment business. He has worked as performer, arranger and/or producer in several film productions for acclaimed film composers Christopher Young, Thomas Chase Jones and Federico Jusid, among others. His latest projects include Detroit (2017) and most recently, Ola de Crimenes (2018) for Netflix. 

Lorenzo also continues to expand his career as a performer, sharing the stage with world renowned artist such as Alex Acuña, Nestor Torres, Otmaro Ruiz, Oscar Stagnaro, Ramon Stagnaro, to name a few. He has toured with salsa legends Gilberto Santa Rosa and Luis Enrique, Mexican pop star Cristian Castro and Persian legends Googoosh and Martik, among others.

While in Los Angeles, Lorenzo has fulfilled a lifetime dream, and alongside Peruvian saxophonist Anibal Seminario, he is now the co-founder and director of The Afro Peruvian Jazz Orchestra; a 19 piece Big Band ensemble that blends Afro Peruvian rhythms and culture with traditional Big Band music style. The group performed at the Jazz Education Network (JEN Conference) in January 2018. And they were featured clinicians and performers during the El Camino College’s 5th Annual Jazz festival in May 2018.

Lorenzo won the 2020 Grammy for "Best Latin Jazz/Latin Album Arrangement" of “La Flor De La Canela” performed by The Afro Peruvian Jazz Orchestra. 

Growing up in  a country where music education is not as accessible, Lorenzo has always felt a responsibility to give back to his community and share his knowledge with younger students who have a desire to learn more about music, Jazz and all the possibilities that music can bring. He has imparted several clinics in major universities across Peru, like the Universidad Nacional de Musica en Lima, Universidad San Martin de Porres, and the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, and he constantly teaches Improvisation and Harmony workshops in his native Lima. He has also published his book ” Applications of Contemporary Harmony Vol. 1″ which serves as the base for his online courses and is used as a source for his teaching method of applying modern harmony to composition and improvisation.