A “Valentines Special” HL music extravaganza is happening this weekend, and YOU can be part of it!
Halie Loren’s music will be featured for a 2 hour radio special on Sunday, Feb. 15th, from 5-7 pm EST / 8-10 pm PST on WDCE FM (University of Richmond Radio). Hear it streaming live at www.wdce.org.
Can’t tune in this Sunday? As of Monday, Feb. 16th, the show will become available to stream at www.cooljazzset.com (click on ‘radio shows.’).
Halie and company sends you all wishes for a happy, musical Valentines Day all the way from Tokyo, Japan!
Halie Loren embarks on her biggest Japan tour yet this month, with 13 shows spanning 10 days and 4 cities, in support of her new album “Butterfly Blue”… which also became Japan’s #1 album on the Billboard Jazz chart after its official release last week.
Halie and her band will be making tour stops in Hamamatsu (Feb. 6 – SOLD OUT), Nagoya (Feb. 7), Osaka (Feb. 8) and Tokyo (Feb. 11 – 14). Check out Halie’s Facebook page for photos and other fun tour musings from the road: facebook.com/halielorenmusic
Halie Loren’s tour adventures will be bringing her (along with her band) to very different corners of the globe within the next few weeks, including her first-ever performance in the American Southwest and a return to her favorite Japan tour spots!
On Saturday, January 17, Loren performs at Tempe, Arizona’s Lakeshore Music series along with her band and featured guest musician Sergei Teleshev, world-renowned accordionist. It is a rare treat to see this musical combo in action!
In February, Halie and her band (Matt Treder on piano, Mark Schneider on bass, Brian West on drums) will return to Japan for a more extended tour than ever before, including 13 shows in four different cities – Hamamatsu (La Saizon), Nagoya (Blue Note), Osaka (Billboard Live), and Tokyo (Cotton Club) – in support of her new album “Butterfly Blue” that will be released in Japan on January 21.
See the Halie Loren web calendar for more information about these concert events and more!
We know this is a busy, busy season for everyone… with so many major holidays right around the corner, time is short and the “to-do” list is long. That’s why we hope we can help make your life a little easier and a bit more musical this month by offering a special “12 Days of Christmas at the Halie Loren web store“!
Any physical CD purchase of any of my albums from December 6 through December 17 will include free shipping** AND gift-wrapping AND Halie Loren sticker! Yay for easy holiday gifts!!!
**Free shipping for all U.S. orders – discounted shipping for international orders.
To shop at the web store,
“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).
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!
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 email@example.com 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!
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!
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/
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/
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.