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#1 on Billboard Japan’s Jazz chart!

“Best Collection”, the new Halie Loren compilation CD just released in Japan by JVC/Victor Entertainment, has debuted at #1 on Billboard Japan’s jazz chart! The album, featuring songs from her various worldwide releases, hit online and physical music stores last week, quickly rocketed to #1 in Jazz on Amazon Japan, HMV, and iTunes. The week’s top sellers as recorded by Billboard Japan were announced last night. This is the second album of Loren’s that has debuted at #1 on Billboard Japan, following in the footsteps of last year’s studio release “Simply Love” (June 2013).

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In the Studio This Fall…

Halie Loren is already busy creating for a new album that is coming to fruition this fall and slated to be released in 2015… stay tuned for more updates!

Piano Hat!

August in Seattle!

Halie and her band will perform three concerts in Seattle, WA this August! Their three-show month begins with their performance for the 2014 KPLU Jazz Cruise on August 10th… the cruise is SOLD OUT (but there is a waiting list, in the event that there are last minute tickets available – contact Listener Services at 800-677-5758 or info@kplu.org to add your name!). The band had such a great time playing music while cruising through the gorgeous Puget Sound for last year’s Jazz Cruise, and can’t wait to repeat the experience.

Later in August, they return to perform at Seattle’s premiere jazz club Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley on August 26th and 27th! Tickets on sale now at http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1436

Halie and the band are very excited to be returning to this fantastic city and all of its wonderful music fans!

California Dreamin’…

Halie and her band have just returned from a week-long tour to the Bay Area, and what a fabulous week it was… including a performance at the famed Half Moon Bay venue Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society (at the Douglas Beach House), an opening-week party for Los Gatos’ annual Jazz on the Plazz festival, and the official Jazz on the Plazz public (free!!!) concert in the gorgeous heart of downtown Los Gatos. Fans captured all kinds of photos and videos of both events – a few of which are posted below. To see more, and to always be in-the-know about all Halie Loren tour news, photos, fan contributions, and more, follow Halie on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Jazz on the Plazz concertJazz on the Plazz Party - photo by Randy Hahn

Jazz on the Plazz backstage pic

 

Uke at BachD&DS show

 

 

Local Show (at long last!) THIS WEEKEND @ The Jazz Station, Eugene, OR!

 

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Halie Loren and long-time band mates Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass), and Brian West (drums) perform a rare local show, titled “On The Sunny Side: Songs for Summer” on Saturday, June 7th at The Jazz Station in Eugene, OR! The evening will also feature world-class accordionist Sergei Teleshev as special guest musician, and a cameo by guitarist Daniel Gallo.  They’ll be presenting an array of soulful standards, originals both old and new (including BRAND NEW original material!), and some surprising covers, all of which will be in one way or another – and in one language or another – celebrating the long-awaited summer and all things reminiscent of the season: sunshine, moonlight, lovers, adventure, daydreams, and of course, groove-a-licious rhythms!
It’s a two-concert evening, with shows starting at 7 and 9, both with advance tickets available at http://thejazzstation.org/store.

Check out the Facebook event here!
: https://www.facebook.com/events/624726354286201/

A West Coast Memorial Day concert extravaganza!

This weekend, there will be three chances to see Halie Loren and her band perform on the West Coast!

Tonight (Friday, 5/23) the Halie Loren trio plays at The Allison in Newberg (6:30 – 10:30).

On Saturday in Olympia, the trio becomes a quartet (with the addition of guitarist William Seiji Marsh) when they perform at The Heritage Room on Capitol Lake. Tickets still available, and can be purchased online here: http://theheritageroom-olympia.com/heritage-room-presents-2/

Sunday on the Oregon Coast (just north of Newport, OR), Halie and her traditional quartet (featuring Matt Treder on piano, Mark Schneider on bass, and Brian West on drums) perform in concert for Jazz at Otter Crest. Stunning views and fabulous menu options to accompany the show! Starts at 2 pm with local group Past Forward, with the Halie Loren quartet beginning at 3. Tickets available here: http://www.justjazzoregon.com/

 

Jazz Station June 2014 QR code

advance tickets found here!

… Also, coming up on the first Saturday of June is “On the Sunny Side: Songs of Summer”, a two-concert evening at The Jazz Station in Eugene, OR! Featuring the Halie Loren quartet PLUS special guest performer and international award-winning accordionist Sergei Teleshev. Shows at 7 pm and 9 pm on June 7th.

Find tickets and more info at www.thejazzstation.org.

International Jazz Day – videos!!

Happy International Jazz Day!!!

In celebration of this musical holiday, halieloren.com is featuring two video events… a live concert (full-length!) video from Halie Loren’s Jazz Alley performance last fall, and a brand new fun “home-spun” video for “On the Sunny Side of the Street” inspired by the 1940′s musical films called Soundies (click to read more about these vintage precursors to music videos!) that featured many jazz artists of the day.

 

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 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:
http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/13th/Song/Acoustic http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/13th/Song/jazz-with-vocals

 

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 halieloren.com 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!

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Date City Venue Country
12/05/14 Newberg, Oregon The Allison United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2525 Allison Lane. Venue phone: 503-554-2525. Halie Loren performs with Matt Treder (piano) and William Seiji Marsh (guitar) at the Allison in Newberg, OR.
12/12/14 Eugene, OR Hult Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $29-$49 (adults); $17-$23 (students/youth). Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 541-682-5000. Address: Willamette St. between 6th & 7th Ave. Venue phone: 541.682.5087. Experience Ballet Fantastique’s sparkling new holiday tradition, An American Christmas Carol. Critically acclaimed Ballet Fantastique choreographer-producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager re-imagine Charles Dickens’ beloved story in iconic post-WWII America to the velvet voice of international chart-topping jazz singer—and local sweetheart—Halie Loren and her jazz ensemble. Buy Tickets More information

Halie Loren with the Sugar Beets  

Date City Venue Country
04/11/15 Eugene, OR The Shedd Institute United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 285 E. Broadway. Venue phone: 541.434.7000. Halie Loren performs with The Sugar Beets for the 3rd annual “Give Me Sight” benefit event hosted by the Oregon Eye Institute. This musical extravaganza evening will also feature Halie and the moon (original dream-pop featuring Halie Loren and Daniel Gallo), Concrete Loveseat, and tribute band Caravan: The Music of Van Morrison. Proceeds go toward funding Dr. John Haines’ “Eye Camps”: humanitarian trips by Dr. Haines and his staff to bring their medical expertise and tools to the poorest corners of the world to treat hundreds of patients with cataracts and other curable eye conditions. More info TBA soon.

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