The Latest from OA2 Records



Latest Releases


Shawn Maxwell
OA2 22135

Afro Bop Alliance
OA2 22134

Cheryl Fisher
OA2 22133

Will Goble
OA2 22132

New Standard Jazz Orchestra
OA2 22131

Alex Goodman
OA2 22130

Daria
OA2 22129

Danny Green
OA2 22128

Raul Agraz
OA2 22127

Svetlana and the Delancey Five
OA2 22126

Carrie Wicks
OA2 22125

Jeff Jenkins
OA2 22124

Hans Luchs
OA2 22123

Ben Winkelman Trio
OA2 22122

Juli Wood
OA2 22121

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
OA2 22120


OA2 RECORDS NEWS

GAIL PETTIS IN OPRAH'S "O" MAGAZINE

The story of a Harvard-educated Orthodontist giving it all up to become a singular jazz vocalist was enough for an editor at Oprah's "O" Magazine, who immediately got on the phone with our own Gail Pettis.

The result is a one-page feature in the October issue of O, on newsstands now and just in time for the new pressings of Gail's two critically-acclaimed albums - May I Come In? and Here in the Moment.

JAZZWEEK NOMINATION - 2016 LABEL OF THE YEAR

For the 9th consecutive year, Origin has been nominated for JazzWeek's "Label of the Year" (winning it in 2009), with winners announced during the annual JazzWeek Summit at the San Jose Jazz Festival in August. Sharing the nomination ballot with Blue Note, Highnote, Posi-Tone, Smoke Sessions and Mack Avenue...we couldn't be more proud!

DAN CRAY FEATURED ON NPR'S "FRESH AIR"

NPR's resident jazz critic, Kevin Whitehead, reviewed and presented music from Dan Cray's new release Outside In on Terry Gross' "Fresh Air" on July 18th, causing it to rocket up to #5 on Amazon's top selling jazz album chart the same day. Radio still works! Check out the broadcast here.

THE DANNY GREEN TRIO LIGHTS UP THE CHARTS

Danny GreenDanny Green reached new creative heights with his latest album, Altered Narratives, which vaulted up the JazzWeek airplay charts soon after release and has been in the National Top 50 for 14 weeks.

Recorded at New York’s famed Sear Sound with master producer Matt Pierson, Danny brought together his five year-old trio, along with a string quartet, to interpret eleven new compositions, each shaped by elements of his life’s narrative.

NEW RELEASES FALL 2016

Keep your eyes posted here throughout the fall for the large and great slate of new recordings coming up the pike, including new music from longtime Origin/OA2 artists: Afro Bop Alliance, Tim Davies Big Band, David Friesen, John Moulder, Clay Giberson, Tom Collier , Clark Sommers, and new artists: Jason Hainsworth, Emi Meyer, Gustavo Cortinas, Mamutrio, Shawn Maxwell, Gwen Dease, and more!

NICK FINZER'S "THE CHASE," TOP 30 FOR 2016

After spending many weeks on the national airplay charts from August 2015 through January 2016, Nick Finzer's The Chase is still high on JazzWeek's 52-week chart, clocking in at #27 over the last year.

Recently back from dates in Australia, he can be seen performing around New York with his groups and the Anat Cohen Tentet.

Also on the JazzWeek Top 100 for the last year are Roxy Coss, Danny Green, and the Ray Vega / Thomas Marriott East-West Trumpet Summit.

Legendary Bassists Record Together

David Friesen and Glen Moore, two of the more influential bassists in jazz, recently teamed for a tour through Europe concluding with their 3rd duo recording over the last 40 years. Add the decade between their initial meeting up in Seattle in the '60s before their first recording, 1977's In Concert (Vanguard), and the total time they've been working together comes to 50 years. Named for the two-humped camel native to the steppes of central Asia, Bactrian offers ample new proof that these old friends continue to take great glee in surprising and challenging each other, their listeners, and themselves.

Aaron Lington selected as a "2015 Silicon Valley Artist Laureate"

Baritone saxophonist, composer and OA2 Records artist Aaron Lington was selected as a "2015 Silicon Valley Artist Laureate" by the arts organization Silicon Valley Creates.

He was recognized in the "Off Stage" category which celebrates his achievements as a composer and arranger.

This is the 25th year of the Silicon Valley Artist Laureate program and places Lington among 140 of the best artists in Silicon Valley from the last quarter century.

Gail Pettis in More Magazine

Gail Pettis is featured in October's MORE Magazine. Gail is profiled under the heading "Freeing Your Inner Artist" in the issue that's available on every newsstand in the country, now!

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