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Two Halie Loren songs nominated for 13th IMA’s!

Two of Halie Loren’s original tunes from Simply Love have been nominated for the 13th annual Independent Music Awards! And YOU can vote for your favorites in each of the IMA’s song and album categories by visiting its website at

“Cuando Bailamos” (Halie Loren / Larry Wayne Clark ) - Vocal Jazz Song category

“Simply Love” (Halie Loren / Benita Hill) – Acoustic Song category

To vote in these categories, visit:


This Week: Southeastern U.S. tour! March 6 – 15

Halie Loren tours through several Southeastern U.S. cities this week and next, performing and conducting outreach programs and master classes with her bandmates Matt Treder (piano) and Mark Schneider (bass), along with Louisiana-based drummer Jack Jones. The quartet will play Birmingham, Alabama’s Samford University (March 7); the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (March 8); Monroe, Louisiana’s Biedenharn Museum (March 11); and the Banner Cultural Series at McNeese University in Lake Charles, Louisiana (March 14).

Find out more info at the Shows page!

Japan Tour for Valentine’s Week!

Halie and her quartet (Matt Treder – piano; Mark Schneider – bass; Brian West – drums) perform a Valentine’s Week tour in Japan! The group’s third Japan Valentine’s tour (“My Jazzy Valentine III”) will bring them to three cities and three venues in 8 days (with 12 shows!): Nagoya Blue Note on Feb. 12, Tokyo Cotton Club Feb. 13 – 16, and Osaka’s Dojima River Forum on Feb. 18!




Mahalo for a GREAT Mini-Tour in Hawaii!!!

It was a short but sweet trip to the 50th state this month, where Halie and her trio joined with local drummers for two shows at two world-class venues: the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) on Maui, and the Doris Duke Theater (at the Honolulu Museum of Art) on Oahu. Mahalo nui loa to all who attended the shows, worked at the venues, interviewed Halie on the radio (Honolulu Public Radio, Manao Radio, and KEAO / KONI / KPMW / KTOH), featured her in local press, and friends who extended so much time and many kindnesses to making the band’s journey a little smoother! Much Aloha ’til next time!

Beach on Maui

Makena Beach (Maui, Hawaii)

“Stormy Weather”: The Music of Harold Arlen – The Shedd (Eugene, OR)

“Stormy Weather”: the Music of Harold Arlen will take center stage at The Shedd Institute in Eugene, OR on January 18, with Halie Loren as featured vocalist joining Carl Woideck’s Jazz Heritage Project ensemble. They will present original renditions of some of Arlen’s most treasured American Songbook classics, from “Stormy Weather” to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and beyond.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Special Holiday Offer at the Store!

The holiday season is upon us once again, which brings in a whole other kind of seasonal perk: Holiday specials!! The Halie Loren web store  will be offering something special from Black Friday (11/29) through 12/13: Free gift wrapping AND an autograph AND a signed photo with every physical CD order from the web store!… whether it’s a copy of her new album “Simply Love”, or a dozen copies of her Christmas album “Many Times, Many Ways: a holiday collection” for all your friends, or anything in between, each CD will be signed, gift-wrapped, and sent to you with an autographed photo of Halie.

Visit the website store (run through here, or by clicking on the Store page above:

“Simply Love” on the GRAMMY ballot!

Some very exciting news! Halie Loren’s 2013 Jazz vocal album “Simply Love” has made it through the first round balloting for this year’s GRAMMY Awards! What an honor! If you are a voting member (or even if you aren’t!), “Simply Love” can be heard in full at Halie Loren’s Store page, or on Spotify.

GRAMMY ballot consideration

See Halie’s Jazz Alley concert STREAMING LIVE on the Web (Wednesday)!

See Halie Loren perform with her band (Matt Treder – piano, Mark Schneider – bass, and Brian West – drums) at Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA tonight, 10/15, and Wednesday 10/16 at 7:30 pm PST! If you aren’t in the Seattle area, or even in the U.S., you can still watch the show Wednesday night no matter where you are in the world … streaming live on the internet! presents a live stream of Halie’s Jazz Alley concert this Wednesday, 10/16, at 7:30 pm, via ShowGo’s Youtube channel!:

Visit the Facebook event page for this live-stream show at

See her in person at Jazz Alley on Oct 15 or 16:

Coming to Seattle’s Jazz Alley this month!

The Halie Loren band returns to Seattle’s famed Jazz Alley this October!!! AND you can WIN TICKETS to a show… read down for more details!:

KPLU-FM and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes jazz vocalist Halie Loren for two nights touring in support of her brand new release “Simply Love”, hot on the heels of her band’s sold-out performance for the KPLU Jazz Cruise this August!
Band members are Halie Loren, Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass) and Brian West (drums).

Showtimes Tues, Oct. 15 and Wed, Oct. 16 @ 7:30pm. Doors open @ 5:30pm.
Event link:

Want to WIN TICKETS? Here are the contest details:

Win a pair of tickets and dinner for two to see Halie Loren at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Tuesday, Oct. 15! The prize package also includes a signed copy of her new CD “Simply Love”. 

Just listen to KPLU for any song by Halie Loren. When you hear it, go to either the Halie Loren or Halie Loren – Simply Love page and indicate which song you heard and the approximate time it aired. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, and a winner will be drawn from all eligible entries. (Only one entry per song play, please!)

“Simply Love” Out TODAY in North America and on iTunes worldwide!!!!

“Simply Love”, Halie Loren’s newest release praised by critics across the globe, is available TODAY throughout North America in stores and online, and is now on iTunes worldwide! You can find it and buy it, or purchase a download of the entire album or single tracks, at the store!

Simply Love album cover

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Date City Venue Country
05/02/14 Halie Loren in Corvallis, OR Majestic Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $18 – $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 541-738-7469. Venue phone: At long last, Halie and her band return to Corvallis to perform at the gorgeous 100-year-old Majestic Theatre… it is a magical venue that holds a lot of history – for the community and for Halie personally (she first performed there at the age of 13, after moving to Corvallis from Alaska). It’s sure to be an inspired evening of music, featuring original songs, favorite American Songbook pieces, and re-imagined cover songs. Halie will be joined by her long-time bandmates Matthew Treder, Mark Schneider and Brian West, as well as Corvallis trumpet maestro Rob Birdwell! Buy Tickets More information
05/04/14 Halie Loren in San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 415.655.5600. Halie Loren returns to Yoshi’s in San Francisco! Joined by bandmates Matt Treder (p), Mark Schneider (b), and Brian West (d) for their sophomore concert at one of the West Coast’s premier music clubs. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 4, 2014! Buy Tickets

Halie Loren with the Sugar Beets  

Date City Venue Country
04/26/14 Halie Loren with the Sugar Beets in Eugene, OR Hult Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $38 / $31 / $24. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 541.682.5000. Address: Willamette St. between 6th & 7th Ave. Venue phone: 541.682.5087. Presented by Eugene Concert Choir Sample the great music that has helped define this country’s American spirit, with musical styles from folk to country, colonial hymns to spirituals, and heartland classics by Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. This patchwork quilt is stitched together with illuminating commentary by our extraordinary narrator, John Vavrek, who has woven his stories for us for the past twelve years, and one of Eugene’s favorite bands, the Sugar Beets. Buy Tickets
06/06/14 Halie Loren with the Sugar Beets in Eugene, OR Cozmic Pizza United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. CD release concert for The Sugar Beets! More info TBA soon!

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