Bio

Derek is an American pop artist performing old jazz standards and his own new originals.

He mixes his own “old-school” signature blend of pop music with a healthy sprinkling of jazz influence. You’re most likely to find him performing solo or with his small three piece jazz/swing band in fine museums, up-scale restaurants, coffee shops, wineries, and house concerts re-interpreting his older songs while offering a ever-changing stream of his newest batch of tunes.

Derek loves reaching back and performing old standards from the Great American Songbook mixed with his modern, originals songs which tend to meander in that same genre and sound. He writes witty, insightful music free from over-hashed clichés. Derek presents memorable melodies, timeless songs, and thoughtfully engaging lyrics. He does this on his own, releasing his music online (and often giving it away) with no record label or administrative support. Derek is truly an independent artist.

In Derek’s solo concerts, you’re going to hear Derek’s original music, a selection of over 120+ jazz standards from the Great American Songbook (as sung by Sinatra, Bennett, Cole), a collection of Beatles cover songs, and other light pop songs. If you’re fond of creative and uplifting music that fits well in an intimate atmosphere, you’ll enjoy Derek’s music and approach to performance. You can see his current performance dates below.

Finding his voice as an artist has fueled Derek’s writing and musical endeavors. As if being an accomplished vocalist, bassist and drummer weren’t enough, Derek Lorin is respected as an extremely prolific and profound songwriter and has garnered praise from venues he has performed at. He has released five independent albums. Derek constantly hones his songwriting skills in the live venues and you’ll hear some vocal and lyrical improvisation, some playful tongue-in-cheek approaches to popular songs, and some outright tomfoolery.

Derek Lorin has a high, clear voice which pairs nicely with his “old-school” sound and approach to music.

Appearances:
Art Galleries & Museums & Gardens
  • The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, Tn.)

  • Dallas Arboretum (Dallas, Tx.)

  • The Fort Worth Community Arts Center (Fort Worth, Tx.)

  • Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (Marietta, Ga.)

  • The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary (McKinney, Tx.)

 
Radio
  • Currently featured twice a day on Newporter Jazz Radio (online)

  • Featured on the Canadian radio station 103.7 FM CFBU (Niagra, Ontario) on “The Brits are Coming” show

  • Radio airplay in 10+ college radio stations in the United Kingdom

  • Featured in WCIE Radio 91.1 (Lakeland, Fl.)

 
Corporate events
  • Chick-fil-A (Altamonte Springs, Fl.)

  • Sweet CeCe’s (Nashville, Tn. area)

  • Fleur De Lis Bridal Show (Dallas, Tx.)

  • The Village Country Club (Dallas, Tx.)

  • The Dallas Public Library (Dallas, Tx.)

Festivals
  • Rivers & Spires Festival – Clarkesville, Tn. (2011, 2012)

 
Non-profit events and fundraisers
  • Freedom’s Promise fund-raiser (to fight human trafficking)

  • Legacy of Hope International (multiple events to fight human trafficking / provide education in Cambodia)

 
Wineries, Breweries, & Wine Bars
  • The Georgia Winery (Ringold, Ga.)

  • The Village Wine Shop (Lakeland, Fl.)

  • Keel & Curley Winery (Plant City, Fl.)

  • Mercy Wine Bar (Addison, Tx.)

  • Olive Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tn.)

  • French Broad Brewery (Asheville, Tn.)

  • Battleground Brewery (Franklin, Tn.)

  • Vino100 (Dallas, Tx.)

  • Bishop Arts Winery (Dallas, Tx.)

  • Lone Star Wine Cellars (McKinney, Tx.)

  • Burntshirt Vineyards (Hendersonville, NC)

 
Universities and Schools
  • Belmont University (Nashville, Tn.)

  • Southeastern University (Lakeland, Fl.)

 
Bookstores
  • Bound to Read Books (Atlanta, Ga.)

  • Blue Ridge Bookstore (Waynesville, NC)

 
Music Venues
  • Two Old Hippies (Nashville, Tn.)

  • Open Bell Coffee (Dallas, Tx.)

  • Belmont University Café (Nashville, Tn.)

  • The Bluebird Café (Nashville, Tn.)

Bio and Appearances

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