Halie Loren will be performing as part of the 2016 Portland Jazz Festival (PDX Jazz Fest) this Friday, February 19! Catch her and her quartet (Torrey Newhart – piano; Mark Schneider – bass; Brian West – drums) at the ArtBar in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall building in downtown Portland from 11 pm – 1 am!
Read more about the performance and the full span of this year’s festival at www.pdxjazz.com
In other Oregon performances news, Loren’s concert on February 25 at The Jazz Station (Eugene, OR) is now sold-out. Stay tuned for news other performances around Oregon coming soon!
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:
Halie will be interviewed by Guy Zinger from AdoreJazz.com (based in the Netherlands), streaming online at http://www.1.fm/station/ajazz – streaming on the following days/times:
US time: Thursday, February 11 at 8 pm PST
Japan time: Wednesday, February 10 at 8 pm Japan time (3 am PST)
Central Europe time: Monday, February 15 at 9 pm GMT (1:00 PST)
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:
Time: 7:30pm.Admission: $49.Age restrictions: All Ages.Box office: 1.888.717.6121.Address:McPherson Playhouse.Venue phone: 250-388-4423.Halie Loren shares the bill with legendary pianist Oliver Jones and his trio for a concert at Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse for the 2016 Victoria Jazz Festival! Loren’s set will feature pianist Matt Treder and bassist Sean Peterson. Tickets on sale now!Buy TicketsMore information
Time: 7:30pm.Admission: $20 reserved / $5 lawn.Age restrictions: All Ages.Box office: (800) 882-7488.Address:Britt Pavillion.Venue phone: (800) 882-7488.The popular Symphony Pops concert returns with a jazzy pops program featuring Oregon’s own celebrated jazz vocalist Halie Loren (with pianist/arranger Matt Treder).Buy TicketsMore information
Time: 7:00pm.Admission: $12 / $9 members.Age restrictions: All Ages.Address:124 W. Broadway.The Sugar Beets (with lead vocalists Megan Bassett and Halie Loren) perform at The Jazz Station for the first time! An evening of springtime musical revelry, with two shows: 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets available at the door.