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Halie Loren

The first thing you notice is that voice: deep and rich and warm, gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal at once. It is an instrument perfectly pitched and primed to each line, with each audible breath. Just as warm and familiar and frankly right as the needle hitting the groove on vinyl. And so it goes. In describing the vocal talents of Eugene-based singer/songwriter Halie Loren, the adjectives just start piling up. Heartfelt is one. Confident yet vulnerable, strong but inviting. Authentic is another adjective that rushes to mind—emotionally authentic, which, really, is the key to great jazz and great art in general

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Take Five with David Larsen

Read "Take Five with David Larsen" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet David Larsen David Larsen is a saxophonist, composer, and educator. He has performed with a variety of artists including Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres, Dave Glenn, Ron Vincent, Bill Mays, Dean Johnson, and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Halie Loren. Recently, Larsen appears on the Origin Records release New Normal (2021) by Greg Yasinitsky and was ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, 2017 - Part 1

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, 2017 - Part 1" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 4-11, 2017 Haiti: the only nation in the world established as the result of a slave revolt; home of Vodou. Haiti: poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; subject to devastating hurricanes and earthquakes. Most potential visitors ...

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Butterfly Blue

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Yellow Bird; I Wish You Love; Blue; Stormy Weather; Butterfly; After the Fall; Our Love is Here to Stay; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Danger in Loving You; Boulevard of broken dreams.

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Article: Album Review

Halie Loren: Butterfly Blue

Read "Butterfly Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


All About Jazz collegue R.J. Deluke published a lengthy piece on Alaska-now-Oregon native vocalist Halie Loren. In that piece, DeLuke concludes: “Loren is also in a place vocally where her sound has moved away from influence and is her own. Emulating her favorites, and learning from that in years, are behind. Her phrasing ...

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Article: Interview

Halie Loren: Butterfly Soaring

Read "Halie Loren: Butterfly Soaring" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Its hard to categorize Halie Loren--for those who feel the need to do so--a singer/songwriter who started performing at age 10 in her native state of Alaska and now, from her home in Oregon, tours jazz clubs and jazz events on a regular basis in different parts of the world and regales audiences with her light, ...

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Article: Live Review

Halie Loren at the Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society

Read "Halie Loren at the Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society" reviewed by Bill Leikam


Halie Loren Quartet Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society aka Douglas Beach House Half Moon Bay, CaliforniaJune 22, 2014 Topping off the late afternoon at the Bach, the Halie Loren Quartet took the stage, ready to give the audience the gift of song. The quartet was composed of Brian West on drums, ...

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Simply Love

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: For Sentimental Reasons: Cuando Bailamos; L-O-V-E; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; I Feel The Earth Move; My Funny Valentine; I've Got To See You Again; Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour; Moon River; Bare Feet; Happy Together; Dream A Little Dream Of Me; Simply Love.

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Article: Album Review

Halie Loren: Simply Love

Read "Simply Love" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Vocalist Halie Loren has never avoided love songs. Her spectacularly engaging Heart First (Justin Time, 2012) is actually full of them, but this program one-ups that album in the love department. Loren mixes and matches popular songs from a variety of sources and eras, throws in a few originals for good measure, and lets her warm ...

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Heart First

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2012


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