“Lofsky’s imagination is fertile (and) his technique it’s match” – Toronto Globe and Mail
Lorne Lofsky started as a typical teenage rock ’n roll guitar player, playing in basement bands and at high school dances. In his late teens, a friend turned him onto Miles Davis’ Classic disk “Kind of Blue” which dramatically altered his approach to playing music. During a week’s gig at the legendary George’s Spaghetti House in Toronto, he met Oscar Peterson, which lead to an enduring relationship, including two years as a member of the Oscar Peterson Quartet, performing at Carnegie Hall, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and around the world. Lorne was featured on 3 of Oscar Peterson’s recordings, including “live in Paris”. He has played/toured or recorded with a who’s who of the jazz world, including not only Oscar Peterson, but Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, Chet Baker, Joey DeFrancesco, Pepper Adams, Ray Brown, Neils Henning Orsted Pederson, Rosemary Clooney, Kirk MacDonald, Dave Holland, and many other respected members of the international jazz community.
Lorne is unquestionably one of the finest jazz guitarists in the world today. He is a master improviser, manipulating time and melody and taking chances on original compositions and standard tunes.
Hear Lorne with “Dolphin Dance”