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 http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/vote:
“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:
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 halieloren.com Shows page!
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!
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!
- Makena Beach (Maui, Hawaii)
“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 www.theshedd.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
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 Bandcamp.com) here, or by clicking on the Store page above:
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.
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!
ShowGo.tv presents a live stream of Halie’s Jazz Alley concert this Wednesday, 10/16, at 7:30 pm, via ShowGo’s Youtube channel!:
See her in person at Jazz Alley on Oct 15 or 16: http://ow.ly/pja1U
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: http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1320
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”, 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 HalieLoren.com store!