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)
Craig Yaremko
(OA2 22105)
George Cotsirilos
(OA2 22104)
Florian Hoefner
Falling Up
(OA2 22103)
Lynn Baker
(OA2 22102)
Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence
In the Rain Shadow
(OA2 22101)
Steve Owen
Stand Up Eight
(OA2 22100)
Stan Bock & The New Tradition
Feelin' It
(OA2 22099)
Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective
Carmen's Mambo
(OA2 22098)


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.

Ballard Jazz Festival: April 16-19

Origin Records is proud to present the 12th annual Ballard Jazz Festival featuring four days of music in Seattle's historic Ballard neighborhood.

Headlining this year is legendary saxophonist Sonny Fortune and Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez. The ever-popular Ballard Jazz Walk features many OA2 artists including Hashem Assadullahi, Jeff Baker, Gail Pettis and more.

The Guitar Summit, Brotherhood of the Drum and Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch round out the list of events.

For more information, and to buy tickets, visit

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.

2013 Ballard Jazz Festival Wrap-up

The 2013 Ballard Jazz Festival is now one for the ages. Concluding on Saturday with a sold-out concert by Gary Bartz and Lew Soloff (and a much-needed after party!), the festival saw a healthy increase in artists, sponsors, and crowds, making for a truly rousing time. Thanks to all involved who continue to make the festival possible, and we'll see you next year!

Origin at JazzAhead, Bremen

With a quick turnaround from the festival, we're off to Germany for the Jazzahead conference and festival. A great opportunity to hook up with our European distributors and media friends, we also get a chance to spend time with our geographically distant artists, including Amit Friedman from Israel, the New York-based German pianist Florian Hoefner and the Copenhagen-based New York saxophonist Marc Bernstein.


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.

TUNNEL SIX on tour, Canada & US, June 9 - 23, 2012

For the third consecutive year, the members of Tunnel Six will come from all corners of the continent where they live and join together for another tour of actual 'border-crossing modern jazz.' This year's tour will feature tunes from their album Lake Superior, which was featured as one of eMusic's top 100 albums of 2011. The band will make a live record this year, with recordings from concerts in Canada and the US. Be sure to visit for up-to-date tour blogging, and come hear the band in a city near you!

June 9th - 23rd - click on poster for details.

THE KORA BAND awarded CMA 'new jazz works' grant.

OA2 Records is proud to congratulate Andrew Oliver and The Kora Band for being a recipient of the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant. This will be a follow-up album to the band's OA2 debut Cascades, which peaked at #12 on the world music charts and was Earshot Jazz's NW Recording of the Year. Stay tuned for updates!

Florian Hoefner in Germany

New York pianist Florian Hoefner and his group are touring throughout Germany this month in support of their new OA2 release Songs Without Words, which is presently playing on stations across the country and garnering reviews such as this from Rob Young at Urban Flux: "...I’m elated to introduce a remarkably fresh voice in jazz, the Florian Hoefner Group and their latest offering, Songs Without Words... From the onset, his voice speaks with gentle and buoyant tones framed by a multi-colored hue of palpable layers..."

5/18 - Jazzstudio, Nuremberg
5/19 - Jazzclub, Villingen
5/20 - Jazzclub, Gelnhausen
5/22 - Theaterstübchen, Kassel
5/24 - Cafe Telegraph, Leipzig
5/25 - Jazzclub, Rostock
5/26 - Kunststation, Kleinsassen
5/27 - Le Pirate, Rosenheim

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:

Sept 23, 2014: Laurie Antonioli
KCSM Radio 91.1,

Laurie does interview and plays cuts from the new recording!

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Sept 23, 2014: Mel Brown Septet
Jimmy Mak's, Portland
221 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 {map it}
Gordon Lee-piano, composer, Renato Caranto-tenor sax, John Nastos-alto sax, Derek Sims-trumpet, Stan Bock-trombone, Andre St James-bass, Mel brown-drums,

Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet CD “Tuesday Night” release party Sep 23rd at Jimmy Mak’s 8pm


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Sept 25, 2014: Laurie Antonioli
KPFA Radio,
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Laurie and Matt Clark perform live on the radio to promote the new CD!
In studio performance and interview

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Sept 25, 2014: The Music of Horace Silver
Tula's Jazz Club, Seattle
2214 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121 {map it}
Thomas Marriott - trumpet, Mark Taylor - saxophone, Marc Seales - piano, Phil Sparks - bass, Matt Jorgensen - drums
7:30pm, $20

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Sept 27, 2014: Peter Lerner
Hyde Park Bank Building, Chicago
1525 E. 53rd St.
Chicago, IL 60615 {map it}

Peter Lerner - guitar
Peter Lerner Trio

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