Hans Luchs
Time Never Pauses
(OA2 22123)
Ben Winkelman Trio
The Knife
(OA2 22122)
Juli Wood
Synkka Metsa
(OA2 22121)
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
Cheap Rent
(OA2 22120)
Michael Kocour
Wherever You Go, There You Are
(OA2 22119)
Adam Shulman
(OA2 22118)
Barney McClure
Show Me!
(OA2 22117)
Unhinged Sextet
(OA2 22116)
Chamber 3
(OA2 22115)
Rich Pellegrin
Episodes IV-VI
(OA2 22114)
Danny Green
After the Calm
(OA2 22113)
(OA2 22112)
Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet
Tuesday Night
(OA2 22111)
Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington
Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four
(OA2 22110)


Nick Finzer Lights Up The Charts

In its eighth week at radio, Nick Finzer's The Chase is still climbing the JazzWeek Airplay charts, breaking into the top 10 at #6 this week. Recently back from dates in Australia the first half of September, he can be seen performing around New York through the fall.

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. Street date is November 20th, but look for it on sale here at the beginning of October.

Gail Pettis Tours Russia

Seattle vocalist Gail Pettis recently completed her second stellar tour of Russia over the last year. Playing to sold-out houses throughout central Russia, Pettis is developing material for her third recording in time for her next tour in Spring 2016.

New Release From Laurie Antonioli & Richie Beirach

With the amazing reception Laurie Antonioli received for her 2014 release, Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light: Music of Joni Mitchell, (including from Joni herself!), she decided to follow up with something entirely different. Rekindling a duo relationship she's carried on with master pianist Richie Beirach over the last 25 years, Varuna reveals the exhilarating musical empathy they've developed over that time. As Stereoplay magazine said about their last collaboration, "The delicacies created by (Beirach and Antonioli) are simply extraordinary." Varuna hits stores on September 18th.

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!

Paul Tynan wins ECMA for jazz recording of the year

Paul Tynan has won the East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for jazz recording of the year for Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three, from the ensemble he co-leads with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Aaron Lington.

The awards were handed out in Charlottetown, PEI on April 6.

"Needless to say I am extremely excited about winning the 2014 ECMA jazz recording of the year award," says Tynan, who also played a showcase at the ECMAs.

Origin Records Online Radio

Episode #30 of Origin Records Online Radio is no online at YouTube.

The episode is an interview with trumpeter Chad McCullough and talks about his up-coming shows and recent recordings Cascades and Lake Superior.

Composer Daniel Jamieson to conduct the Metropole Orkest featuring Joe Lovano

On May 19th 2013, the Metropole Orkest will be presenting a concert in Amsterdam celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Ballads." The performance will feature renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano. The orchestra will be conducted by OA2 Records artist Daniel Jamieson, and they will be premiering his reimagined arrangements of these classic standards. In addition to the "Ballads" program, they will be performing arrangements by Jim McNeely, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner and Billy Strayhorn.

Check out, Sudden Appearance, Daniel's debut release on OA2 Records.

Downbeat 5-Star review for Liam Sillery's Phenomenology

New York trumpeter Liam Sillery received a 5-star review for his fourth and most recent release from OA2 Records. Phenomenology made a strong showing on the radio charts earlier this year, and is available now from our website. Don't miss this exciting record Downbeat's Chris Robinson states, "Is so natural, that only one word can be used to describe it: perfect."

Read the full review - here.


Upcoming Events:

Oct 14, 2015: David Friesen
East Glisan Lounge, Portland
8001 NE Glisan Street
Portland, Oreg 97213 {map it}
David Friesen‘s Quartet:, , David Friesen-bass, , Rob Davis-tenor, soptrano, , Dan Gaynor-piano,, Charlie Doggett – drums

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Oct 23, 2015: Emma Larsson
Smalls Jazz Club, New York (7.30-10pm, 2 sets)
183 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014 {map it}

Theo Hill - piano, Lorin Cohen - bass, Vince Ector - drums, Special guest Stafford Hunter - trombone

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Nov 03, 2015: Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters
The Whistler, Chicago ( PM)
2421 North Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647 {map it}
(773) 227-3530
Chad McCullough - trumpet , Bram Weijters - piano & keyboards , Piet Verbist - bass , John Bishop - drums

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Nov 04, 2015: Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters
The Jazz Showcase, Chicago ( PM)
806 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60605 {map it}
Chad McCullough - trumpet , Bram Weijters - piano & keyboards , Piet Verbist - bass , John Bishop - drums

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Nov 05, 2015: Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters
Merriman's Playhouse, South Bend ( PM)
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615 {map it}
Chad McCullough - trumpet , Bram Weijters - piano & keyboards , Piet Verbist - bass , John Bishop - drums

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