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)
John Stowell | Michael Zilber
Live Beauty
(ORIGIN 82684)
Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters
Abstract Quantities
(ORIGIN 82683)
Gene Argel
(ORIGIN 82682)
George Colligan & Theoretical Planets
Risky Notion
(ORIGIN 82681)
Marc Seales
American Songs, Volume 3: Time & Place
(ORIGIN 82680)
Piet Verbist Zygomatik
(ORIGIN 82679)
Jim Norton Collective
Time Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans
(ORIGIN 82678)
David Friesen Circle 3 Trio
Where the Light Falls
(ORIGIN 82677)
The Spin Quartet
In Circles
(ORIGIN 82676)
Brad Goode
(ORIGIN 82675)
Clarence Penn
Monk: The Lost Files
(ORIGIN 82674)


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 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).


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


Upcoming Events:

July 23, 2015: David Friesen
No Ho’s Hawaiian Café, Portland (6:30pm-9:30pm)
4627 Northeast Fremont Street
Portland, Oreg 97213 {map it}
David Friesen-bass, , Rob Davis-tenor, soptrano, , Charlie Doggett – drums,

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July 27, 2015: Michael Waldrop Big Band
Tula's Jazz Club, Seattle (7:30 and 9:00 pm)
2214 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121 {map it}
Michael Waldrop-drums, John Hansen-piano, Brian Monroney-guitar, Rick White-bass, Mark Taylor-alto, Travis Ranney-alto, Pete Gallio-tenor, Rich Cole-tenor, Alex Dugdale- bari, Brad Allison-lead trumpet, Steve Mostovoy-trumpet, Michael Van Bebber-trumpet, Kevin Woods-trumpet, Dan Marcus-lead trombone, Dave Glenn-trombone, Curt Berg-trombone, Nelson Bell-bass trombone
CD Release gig and Debut of the Michael Waldrop Big Band in Seattle! The repertoire for the entire CD will be performed and three new charts will be premiered! Lots of great players in the band, should be a terrific event.

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

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Aug 10, 2015: Laurie Antonioli & Theo Bleckmann
California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA {map it}

Theo Bleckmann & Laurie Antonioli continue their yearly VOCAL INTENSIVE
A weeklong program designed to help singers define, create and perform in a distinctive and authentic style. Jazz singing is like a tree that can grow branches in many genres; with roots firmly grounded, this unique intensive emphasizes the technical, creative and spiritual aspects of singing and serves as a catalyst for artistic growth no matter where your path leads. The performance on Saturday, August 15 is open to the public and takes place in Hardymon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory.

Culminates with a performance in the Summer Concert Series.

Limit: 10 students
Open to intermediate to advanced singers.

Tuition: $850, August 10-15, 2015, 10am-4:30pm

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Sept 18, 2015: Sarah Partridge
Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Flemington (6pm)
Flemington, NJ {map it}

Outdoor venue in Flemington, NJ

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