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Nick Finzer
The Chase
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Enormous Changes
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Lorin Cohen
Home
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Hugo Fernandez
Cosmogram
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Tom Collier
Alone in the Studio
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Michael Waldrop Big Band
Time Within Itself
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Sarah Partridge
I Never Thought I'd Be Here
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Lucas Pino
No Net Nonet
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Josh Nelson
Exploring Mars
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Scott Hesse
The Stillness of Motion
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The H2 Big Band
It Could Happen
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John Stowell | Michael Zilber
Live Beauty
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Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters
Abstract Quantities
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Gene Argel
Luminescent
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George Colligan & Theoretical Planets
Risky Notion
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Marc Seales
American Songs, Volume 3: Time & Place
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Piet Verbist Zygomatik
Cattitude
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Jim Norton Collective
Time Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans
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David Friesen Circle 3 Trio
Where the Light Falls
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The Spin Quartet
In Circles
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ORIGIN 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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-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

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Upcoming Events:

July 30, 2015: David Friesen
Christo’s Pizzeria, Salem (7pm-10pm)
1108 Broadway St. N.E.,
Salem, Oreg 97301 {map it}
503-371-2892
David Friesen-bass, , Greg Goebel - piano, , Charlie Doggett – drums,


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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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