Halie Loren performs with the Jazz Orchestra Siciliana (a.k.a. “The Brass Group“) for two concerts this week in Palermo, Sicily! Loren’s second time performing with the big band, with whom she first performed in 2011, will feature songs from the American Songbook as well as originals and selections from her newest album “Butterfly Blue”. The concerts will be held on November 27 & 28 at Ridotto Dello Spasimo.
More details can be found at The Brass Group website: http://www.thebrassgroup.it/
Tickets for the concerts available online HERE
Halie Loren’s 2015 release “Butterfly Blue” is on the 58th GRAMMY ballot, for consideration in the “Best Vocal Jazz Album” category! For your consideration…
“Halie Loren glides in flight on her new album Butterfly Blue from newly composed musical poetry to the songbook of American music on the wings of a deepening and darkening musical sense, an extraordinary accompanying group of musicians and a voice to wring out all the passion, pain and promise of living. We are captives of the cages of our lives but the spirit still soars.”
– The International Review of Music (Brian Arsenault), June 2015
“Gifted vocalist and composer Halie Loren’s latest recording (her eighth) is all about transformation and the resilient nature of the human heart. In keeping with these themes, Alaskan-born Loren has deftly selected a musical palette that incorporates not only beloved standards from The Great American Songbook, but well-written contemporary and original compositions as well as a beloved jazz anthem of hope.”
– TheWholeNote.com (Lesley Mitchell-Clarke), September 2015
“Butterfly Blue” was released on Justin Time Records in North America on June 9th, 2015, after enjoying its debut as the #1 Billboard Jazz album in Japan when it was released there last January on JVC Kenwood.
The album can be streamed on Soundcloud via the playlist featured below:
Last month was a month of many interviews for Halie Loren, and, thanks to the magic of the internet, you can tune in to what she (and these fabulous DJs) had to say well after the original airing!
Her (almost) hour-long chat with DJ Trish Hennessey on her show Hybrid Jazz is now archived and available for listening online. They delved into all kinds of topics, from the fun and silly to the deep and poignant.
Halie was also interviewed on The Douglas Coleman Show in September – and that hour-long interview and fun-fest is now available online via both MixCloud and YouTube:
As for non-radio media, a very extensive article/interview with Halie was published on AllAboutJazz recently… read it here:
In addition, Halie has been named as the featured artist for several radio/internet radio/podcast stations, including:
- Smooth 97 the Oasis (Palm Springs), online at http://www.smooth97theoasis.com/
- Jazz a Meia Noite (Portugal) podcast series at https://www.mixcloud.com/jazzameianoite/jazz-%C3%A0-meia-noite-31/
AND there’s been a LOT of Halie’s music recently added to, and now in frequent rotation, on radio programs around the world in the past month, including:
Thanks to all of the DJs/interviewers/stations that are spreading the word about Halie’s music to their worldwide audiences!
Halie Loren will perform several concerts in Seoul, Korea this week. She and her quartet will be at KEPCO Art Center for two nights in a row on August 28th & 29th… check out the gorgeous venue:
The concerts (featuring Matt Treder on piano, Mark Schneider on bass, and Brian West on drums) have been highlighted in Korean media such as The Korea Times:
Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 70,000 won. More information and tickets are available at the KEPCO Art Center website:
On August 3rd, Halie Loren and her quartet perform a special concert at Northwest premier jazz club Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley to celebrate the release of “Butterfly Blue” with her Seattle fans!
This is a one-night-only event – and you can WIN TICKETS to the show! Seattle’s independent music store Silver Platters is offering a contest, and all you have to do to enter is answer a simple question… check it out at their website:
To buy tickets, visit:
“Butterfly Blue” Album Release Concert: where Halie Loren’s hometown fans can be part of the celebration over the summertime North American release of her new critically-acclaimed (and #1 Billboard Japan!) album “Butterfly Blue”.
When: Friday, July 17 @ 7:30 pm (doors open at 7)
Where: Wildish Theater (630 Main St., Springfield, OR)
What: A live performance EXTRAVAGANZA (!!!) that features the entire cast of musicians who played on the album:
Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass), Brian West (drums), William Seiji Marsh (guitar), Daniel Gallo (guitar), Joe Freuen (trombone), David Larsen (clarinet), Dana Heitman (trumpet), Rob Birdwell (trumpet & flugelhorn), Katherine Dudney (cello), and more. The concert will include performances of all the songs featured on “Butterfly Blue”, plus other musical highlights. Held at the gorgeous and acoustically divine Wildish Theater in downtown Springfield, OR.
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day-of. Purchase online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=wct
Visit www.wildishtheater.com for more information!
Halie Loren album release concert at the Wildish Theater, Springfield, OR
Halie Loren’s new album “Butterfly Blue” (available now!) is receiving glowing reviews… a few snippets:
“Halie Loren glides in flight on her new album Butterfly Blue from newly composed musical poetry to the songbook of American music on the wings of a deepening and darkening musical sense, an extraordinary accompanying group of musicians and a voice to wring out all the passion, pain and promise of living. We are captives of the cages of our lives but the spirit still soars. ” – International Review of Music (Read the entire review HERE, or visit the halieloren.com Press page)
“This is another first-class album from Halie Loren. While she continues to wow us with her voice and musical sensibility, her depth grows as she presents more of her own material. This is a fabulous album I’ll listen again and again. I highly recommend it.” – MusicSnake (by Joe Frasier. Read the entire review HERE, or visit the halieloren.com Press page)
Halie Loren’s newest album “Butterfly Blue” is now available worldwide! It is available through all major digital outlets, many independent record stores, and through the Halie Loren Official Webstore, where you can purchase a physical CD or download a digital album and/or individual songs (that can be downloaded as MP3s or the higher-resolution audiophile-friendly formats of FLAC, ALAC, AAC, or Ogg Vorbis). Extra feature of the Halie Loren webstore: you can click on the song titles to see lyrics and info about each song, including comments from the artist herself!
“Butterfly Blue” is receiving some great reviews right out of the gate! Here is a recent highlight:
“Halie Loren’s Butterfly Blue strikes a perfect balance of classic and original jazz songs. The new blends with the old and the old is made new in Ms. Loren’s renditions of them … This is another first-class album from Halie Loren. While she continues to wow us with her voice and musical sensibility, her depth grows as she presents more of her own material. This is a fabulous album I’ll listen to again and again. I highly recommend it.”
– Joe Frazier, FDRMX.com (Read full review: http://fdrmx.com/halie-loren-butterfly-blue-track-by-track-album-review/#ixzz3coTdUk2h )
“Butterfly Blue” is also starting getting play on radio stations around North America and Beyond, including: KPLU (Seattle), CBC (Canada), KLCC (Oregon), Jazz.FM (Canada), KYTE (Oregon), JazzFM (UK), 98,5 FM (Quebec), WDCE (Virginia), WGCY (Illinois), and many more. If you want to be sure to hear “Butterfly Blue” on your city’s airwaves, please be sure to call in or submit a request to your local/regional radio station!
Butterfly Blue comes out TOMORROW!
Listen to some clips via Soundcloud below, and if you want to hear more, please let your local radio station know by requesting they play a song from “Butterfly Blue”!
Halie Loren performs a mini-concert in-store at CD World in Eugene this Sunday, June 7th, from 2 – 2:30 pm. It’s FREE, and there will be copies of “Butterfly Blue” available two days in advance of next week’s global release on June 9th! A unique opportunity to get the album and have it autographed by Halie!
In other “Butterfly Blue” release news, the album will be available for sale at locations around the U.S. and beyond, including the following independent music store outlets (as well as at the Halie Loren Webstore, and major online outlets). Please let us know in the comments section below what record store you find “Butterfly Blue” available at to help spread the word! Thanks for supporting independent music stores!
You can find “Butterfly Blue” at these locations as of June 9th…
EVERGREEN HEALTH GIFTS (Kirkland, WA)
If you don’t see your favorite local music store on this list, don’t despair! Let them know that you would like for them to carry “Butterfly Blue” on their shelves. That would make for a win-win-win (you, the store, and a very grateful Halie!).
Let us know where you find (or request) “Butterfly Blue” by posting a comment below!