“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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 accordionistSergei 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/
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.
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 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
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!
Time: 9:00pm.Admission: $20.Age restrictions: All Ages.Address:251 Victoria Street.Venue phone: 416.363.5299.Halie Loren trio performs at Toronto’s Jazz Bistro on November 1st. Featuring longtime collaborators Matt Treder on piano and Mark Schneider on bass… and the famous Steinway Red Pops piano that calls the Jazz Bistro “home”!More information
Time: 6:00pm.Age restrictions: All Ages.Address:Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd.Halie Loren band (feat. Matt Treder on piano, Mark Schneider on bass, and Brian West on drums) performs from 6 to 8 pm at the 2014 McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival. More info TBA soon!Buy Tickets
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.