NEW RELEASES:

Michael Kocour
Wherever You Go, There You Are
(OA2 22119)
Adam Shulman
Here/There
(OA2 22118)
Barney McClure
Show Me!
(OA2 22117)
Unhinged Sextet
Clarity
(OA2 22116)
Chamber 3
Grassroots
(OA2 22115)
Rich Pellegrin
Episodes IV-VI
(OA2 22114)
Danny Green
After the Calm
(OA2 22113)
Kronomorfic
Entangled
(OA2 22112)
Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet
Tuesday Night
(OA2 22111)
Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington
Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four
(OA2 22110)
Mark Buselli
Untold Stories
(OA2 22109)
Nelda Swiggett
Blue-Eyed Painted Lady
(OA2 22108)
Chris Parker
Full Circle
(OA2 22107)
Jim Olsen
We See Stars
(OA2 22106)

OA2 RECORDS NEWS

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

shanghai-jazzOrigin 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.

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Upcoming Events:

Aug 06, 2015: Danny Green
Sally Tomatoes Cafe, Rohnert Park (7:00 pm)
1100 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 {map it}

Danny Green - piano, Justin Grinnell - bass, Julien Cantelm - drums
On Thursday, August 6, SOMO Concerts will present Jazz Supper Club at Sally Tomatoes, featuring the award-winning pianist and composer Danny Green. The $45 dinner and show package includes an elegant 4-course meal and a two-set concert by Green’s trio. Show-only tickets can be purchased for $15. Doors open at 5 pm with appetizers and no-host cocktails. Dinner begins at 6 pm, which includes a butter lettuce salad with baked goat cheese gratin and toasted hazelnuts dressed with hazelnut vinaigrette; a main course of grilled Chicken Picatta with mushroom risotto and fresh asparagus; and tiramisu for dessert. Show begins at 7 pm.

The Danny Green Trio is touring the California coast to promote their latest album After the Calm. Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of the most prolific and talented jazz pianists in Southern California. Green was awarded the Best Jazz Album at the 2009 San Diego Music Awards and a music residency at the San Diego Museum of Art. After receiving scholarships to study music at UC San Diego and San Diego State University, Green developed his own unique style that incorporates a blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements. Green’s trio includes Julien Cantelm on drums and Santa Rosa native Justin Grinnell on bass.


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Aug 06, 2015: David Friesen Quintet
Solaes Jazz Restaurant, Portland (8.30 pm)
1801 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211 {map it}
5032068338
David Friesen - bass, , Rob Davis - tenor, soptrano, , Dan Balmer - guitar, Charlie Doggett – drums,


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Aug 07, 2015: Danny Green
Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco (7:30 pm)
2698 FOLSOM STREET
San Francisco, CA 94110 {map it}

Danny Green - piano, Justin Grinnell - bass, Julien Cantelm - drums, Harvey Wainapel - saxophone
Award-winning jazz pianist Danny Green and local legend Harvey Wainapel team up at the Red Poppy Art House on Friday, August 7 for an intimate and captivating performance of original music and Brazilian jazz classics. Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of Southern California’s most prolific and talented jazz pianists. Using a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green’s music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. Joined by bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, this virtuosic group is on tour promoting their highly acclaimed album After the Calm.

A supremely eloquent clarinetist and a saxophonist of unusual presence and power, saxophonist Wainapel is a truly ambidextrous artist who has delved deeply into the vast and variegated traditions of jazz and Brazilian music. Over the past three decades, Wainapel has performed with masters such as pianists Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, drummer Billy Hart, and fellow reed expert Joe Lovano, as well as touring widely with Brazilian jazz giants Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. He\'s also established himself as a singular presence on the Brazilian scene, spending at least a few months of every year there since 2000. JazzWeekly called Wainapel’s playing “music that restores the soul.”

Performance begins at 7:30 pm. Cost is $12-15 sliding scale; tickets available at the door.


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Aug 08, 2015: Danny Green
Avonova Music, Oakland (8:00 pm)
417 Avon Street
Oakland, CA 94618 {map it}

Danny Green - piano, Justin Grinnell - bass, Julien Cantelm - drums, Harvey Wainapel - saxophone
Award-winning jazz pianist Danny Green and local legend Harvey Wainapel team up at Avonova Music on Saturday, August 8 for an intimate and captivating performance of original music and Brazilian jazz classics. Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of Southern California’s most prolific and talented jazz pianists. Using a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green’s music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. Joined by bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, this virtuosic group is on tour promoting their highly acclaimed album After the Calm.

A supremely eloquent clarinetist and a saxophonist of unusual presence and power, saxophonist Wainapel is a truly ambidextrous artist who has delved deeply into the vast and variegated traditions of jazz and Brazilian music. Over the past three decades, Wainapel has performed with masters such as pianists Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, drummer Billy Hart, and fellow reed expert Joe Lovano, as well as touring widely with Brazilian jazz giants Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. He\'s also established himself as a singular presence on the Brazilian scene, spending at least a few months of every year there since 2000. JazzWeekly called Wainapel’s playing “music that restores the soul.”

Performance begins at 8:00 pm. Cost is $15; tickets available at the door.


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Aug 09, 2015: Danny Green
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton (7:00 pm)
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018 {map it}

Danny Green - piano, Justin Grinnell - bass, Julien Cantelm - drums, Harvey Wainapel - saxophone
Award-winning jazz pianist Danny Green and local legend Harvey Wainapel team up for an intimate and captivating performance of original music and Brazilian jazz classics. Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of Southern California’s most prolific and talented jazz pianists. Using a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green’s music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. Joined by bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, this virtuosic group is on tour promoting their highly acclaimed album After the Calm.

A supremely eloquent clarinetist and a saxophonist of unusual presence and power, saxophonist Wainapel is a truly ambidextrous artist who has delved deeply into the vast and variegated traditions of jazz and Brazilian music. Over the past three decades, Wainapel has performed with masters such as pianists Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, drummer Billy Hart, and fellow reed expert Joe Lovano, as well as touring widely with Brazilian jazz giants Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. He\'s also established himself as a singular presence on the Brazilian scene, spending at least a few months of every year there since 2000. JazzWeekly called Wainapel’s playing “music that restores the soul.”

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.


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