The 2015 Ballard Jazz Festival: May 6-9
We're happy to announce that dates have been set and all things are in motion for the 2015 Ballard Jazz Festival. Make plans now to get to Seattle for four days of great music in beautiful downtown Ballard, Wednesday - Saturday, May 6-9, 2015.
Stay tuned for artist and schedule information. To be the first to know about when tickets will go on sale, click here to signup for the Ballard Jazz Festival Email List.
Also, we are excited to announce that the Ballard Jazz Festival is now a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. For more information about becoming involved with the festival, click here.
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!
Bobby Broom Lights Up The Charts
Since its release a month ago, My Shining Hour went straight up the airplay charts and it's now been in the Top 6 for 4 weeks - presently at #3!
This week also marks the end of Bobby's 3-month tour opening for Steely Dan, where the trio performed for tens of thousands of people at over 50 concerts.
Keep your eyes peeled for other great developments this year from the very deserving guitarist.
11th Annual Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Idylic Amelia Island on Florida's east coast and one of the world's premier drummers - Les DeMerle, again team-up to present 4 days of hard-swinging jazz, October 16-19.
Headliners Randy Brecker & Tony Monaco join vocalist Bonnie Eisele, El Nino and the Latin Jazz Knights, dozens of student musicians, Dr. Bill Prince and the U.S. Navy Band Southeast to create a musically rich and diverse festival. Visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com for more information.
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.
ORIGIN / OA2 ARTISTS IN CHINA
Origin artists Dave Glenn, Richard Sussman, Dan Gailey & Gary Hobbs joined the great Eric Marienthal and several others to present concerts and workshops at the First China Jazz Education Festival in Shanghai. Organized by Dr. Gene Aitken with support from Jamey Aebersold, the festival brought together 25,000+ students from conservatories around the country, and over 100 educators attended special training seminars on how to develop jazz programs at their schools.
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.