Betzenzo is a jazz fusion instrumental band based in Cleveland, MS. Founded by Ryan Betz (keys) and Jeff Laurenzo (drums), this duo is making waves across the state of Mississippi with their genre-fusing music.
Betz and Laurenzo (Enzo) met in the marching band at Delta State University in 2005. The two became friends and eventually formed Betzenzo–a clever combination of their last names–and began performing their original compositions locally. Betzenzo’s music is a blend of influences from both members. Betz grew up learning traditional jazz and classical theory, and Enzo has explored various genres as he has played with other artists. These influences, along with alt-rock and hip-hop, form the fusion that is, in the words of Betz, “Interesting, unexpected, but fulfilling. Like a complex, rich black coffee.” It might be an acquired taste for some, but their talent is undeniable.