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 Origin artists including Clark Sommers, Dana Hall, Geof Bradfield, Thomas Marriott, George Colligan, 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 http://ballardjazzfestival.com
The Endless Mysteries reviewed in the New York Times
New York Times' Nate Chinen called George Colligan's Origin Records debut, "One of the finer piano trio albums of 2013."
Our suggestion: Read the review and then buy the CD.
Dave Slonaker receives Grammy Nomination
Los Angeles composer and arranger Dave Slonaker's debut Big Band recording, Intrada, has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble category.
Also nominated were a couple of other Origin family members on recent projects for other labels - Kim Richmond and Chris Walden. Congratulations to all of them, and don't miss the Grammy Awards telecast, Sunday, January 26th.
Thank you Downbeat Readers!
Origin Records is humbled to be honored by the readers of Downbeat Magazine in their annual Readers Poll. Origin was voted #8 in the Record Label category nearby iconic labels such as Blue Note, ECM, Verve and Concord.
Guitarist Bobby Broom's new CD, Upper West Side Story, was #31 in the Top 50 for Jazz Album of the Year and Origin artists Joe Locke, Jim McNeely, Anne Drummond and Sam Yahel also made appearances for their respective instruments.
Pick up a copy of the December 2013 issue of Downbeat on newsstands everywhere.
Origin Records Online Radio Episode 30
Episode #30 of Origin Records Online Radio is now online at YouTube.
The episode is an interview with trumpeter Chad McCullough and talks about his up-coming shows and recent recordings Imaginary Sketches and The Sky Cries.
To receive Origin Records Online Radio via iTunes, click here.
Lone Prairie now available on vinyl
Corey Christiansen's newest recording, Lone Prairie, is now available on vinyl in addition to CD and digital. KIOS radio has called it, "a richly satisfying experience where guitarist Corey Christiansen makes the strongest statement of his career this far."
Pick up your copy today direct from Origin Records (which is cheaper than Amazon.com).
ORIGIN ARTISTS MAKE DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL
Bobby Broom, guitar
Deep Blue Organ Trio, rising star Jazz Group
Chris Foreman, rising star organ
Cuong Vu, rising star trumpet
Sam Yahel, organ / keyboard / rising star keyboard
Ira Sullivan, flute
Joe Locke, vibes
Giacomo Gates, vocals
Dana Hall, rising star drums