Ben Paterson
For Once In My Life
(ORIGIN 82700)
John Wojciechowski
(ORIGIN 82699)
Laurie Antonioli and Richie Beirach
(ORIGIN 82698)
Tad Britton
(ORIGIN 82697)
Clay Giberson
Minga Minga
(ORIGIN 82696)
Nick Finzer
The Chase
(ORIGIN 82695)
Jack Perla
Enormous Changes
(ORIGIN 82694)
Lorin Cohen
(ORIGIN 82693)
Hugo Fernandez
(ORIGIN 82692)
Tom Collier
Alone in the Studio
(ORIGIN 82691)
Michael Waldrop Big Band
Time Within Itself
(ORIGIN 82690)
Sarah Partridge
I Never Thought I'd Be Here
(ORIGIN 82689)
Lucas Pino
No Net Nonet
(ORIGIN 82688)
Josh Nelson
Exploring Mars
(ORIGIN 82687)
Scott Hesse
The Stillness of Motion
(ORIGIN 82686)
The H2 Big Band
It Could Happen
(ORIGIN 82685)


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.

Sarah Partridge featured in the New York Times

Vocalist/composer Sarah Partridge's new recording I Never Thought I'd Be Here is hitting the streets in mid-March (available on our site now!).

Her first on Origin and the first featuring all original compositions is featured in a write-up in the New York Times.

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!

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.

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).


Upcoming Events:

Oct 10, 2015: Laurie Antonioli
California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley (8pm)
Berkeley, CA


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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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