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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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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)

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Date City Venue Country
09/07/14 Junction City, OR Pfeiffer Winery, “Energizing Junction City” United States
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 25040 Jaeg Rd. **Postponed until early 2015** Halie Loren and her band perform their signature blend of jazz, pop, and soulful groove-a-licious music at this annual event to benefit non-profit “Energizing Junction City” at Pfeiffer Winery. More info TBA soon! Cancelled
09/20/14 Portland, Oregon The Heathman United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1001 Southwest Broadway. Venue phone: (503) 241-4100. Halie Loren’s trio performs at the historic Heathman in Portland, OR (**Cancelled**, but Halie’s trio will still be playing on October 3rd at the Heathman) Cancelled

Halie Loren with the Sugar Beets  

Date City Venue Country
09/13/14 Eugene, Oregon Private Event United States
Time: 7:00pm. Private event.

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