Halie Loren returns to Japan for a 12-concert tour this April!
Loren, along with long-time bandmembers Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass), and Brian West (drums), will be touring in support of her new live album “LIVE AT COTTON CLUB”, a Japan-only release through JVC Kenwood/Victor Entertainment (coming out on February 17).
Tickets go on sale TODAY for the string of shows… details below:
Every Sunday, hear an ENTIRE HOUR of Halie Loren songs on IndieRadioMusic.com during the “Halie Loren’s Jazz Hour” broadcast at 9 pm EST/7 pm PST/12 pm (Monday) Japan Time.
And MORE coming soon!
In other radio news…
Halie Loren is part of a new band, halie and the moon, and their music will be featured on the podcasts of Women of Substance Radio! The first (#304) will air on Tuesday, January 19 – listen in here: www.WOSPodcast.com. halie and the moon will again be featured on a WoS Podcast (#309) on January 26! Also, a regular segment featuring halie and the moon will begin airing on IndieRadioMusic.com in the near future as well… more details coming soon!
Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest info about this up-and-coming band!
If you are thinking to give the gift of music for the holidays, might we suggest checking out the Halie Loren webstore? It includes Halie’s entire discography, and you can send any physical CD AND any digital download album as a gift right from the site: https://halieloren.bandcamp.com/. It now includes the awesome feature of being able to purchase the ENTIRE DISCOGRAPHY in digital format for a 20% discount off the total price. May this give you some ideas for awesome and very original gifts to give your loved ones!
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.
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:
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:
“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.
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)
Time: 11:30pm.Admission: FREE.Age restrictions: All Ages.Halie Loren performs at the Art Bar (inside Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall) with pianist Torrey Newhart, bassist Mark Schneider, and drummer Brian West from 11:30 pm to 1 am as part of the PDX Jazz Fest 2016.More information
Time: 3:00pm.Age restrictions: All Ages.Address:285 E. Broadway.Venue phone: 541.434.7000.2016’s “Give Me Sight” gala will feature the music of halie and the moon. More event info TBA soon. halie and the moon is a brand new band featuring Halie Loren (vocals, piano), Daniel Gallo (guitars), Katherine Dudney (cello, vocals), Bobby Stevens (bass, vocals), and Beau Eastlund (drums). Their original music weaves poetic musical dreamscapes with themes of love, celestial imagery, heartache, and mystery.
Time: 5:30pm.Admission: $30.Age restrictions: All Ages.Box office: (541) 465-8860.Address:540 Charnelton St..Venue phone: 541-520-3092.Halie Loren performs with The Sugar Beets to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Beyond Toxics (http://www.beyondtoxics.org) and its work to further legislative reforms for the protection of human and environmental health. Event includes wine and appetizers.Buy TicketsMore information