Tue, Aug 26 -
Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcome jazz vocalist Halie Loren for two nights touring in support of her most recent release Simply Love. Band members are Halie Loren (vocals), Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass) and Brian West (drums). Showtimes Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30p. Doors open at 5:30p.
Oregon native Halie Loren is an internationally recognized artist who has garnered multiple awards and numerous fans from around the world. Loren transcends genres and opens up new ways of thinking about familiar and original songs, whether they are jazz standards, pop, classic rock, or folk.
"Halie was flawless in her presentation and each song exuded a side of her personality that just made you like her more and more and at the end, you felt like you actually knew her." – Live Performance Review by The Entertainment Bank
Tours of Japan, Korea, Canada, Sicily, and Macau introduced her to new audiences and brought to her creative output an expanding palette of influences. Her multilingual passion for singing paired with an unabashedly personal take on jazz and pop classics has led to songs charting in the US, Canada, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Finland, and Asia.
Loren’s 2012 release, Heart First, was hailed as the year’s best vocal jazz album by Japan’s Jazz Critique magazine — and the first single, Fly Me to the Moon, 2013 follow-up, Simply Love, a mix of sparkling originals and radiantly re-imagined classics from America’s songbook, debuted on the Billboard Japan jazz albums chart at No. 1 and held that spot three weeks, as well as entering Canada’s iTunes jazz charts at #1.
2014 has already seen Loren on tour in Hawaii, Japan and throughout the US. She will be coming ‘home’ to the West Coast in August.
"Halie stands out in the way she commits to the song. …She connects emotionally to each line in the same way Sinatra often did. You hear the feelings behind the words and you almost see her facial expressions as she breathes in and out between the verses....There's something amazingly alive about that, and it's slightly intoxicating." –Marc Phillips, The Vinyl Anachronist.
Norman BrownThu, Mar 5 - Sun, Mar 8
Grammy Award winner, innovative and original guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz. Brown has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the country and around the world.
Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan ProjectTue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 11
"Ann Hampton Callaway, like the great jazz diva Sarah Vaughan, has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to...The show was a meticulously constructed, deliberately paced program...at moments you could almost hear Vaughan coming through her." - The New York Times