Award-winning Seattle based jazz singer Halie Loren developed a love for music by the time she could speak. Today, with several highly acclaimed CDs, an impressive international touring resume, a #1 jazz hit and performances at top Seattle area venues (including Jazz Alley), Loren and her Jazz Trio make their Vashon debut Saturday, January 26, 7:30 pm, at Vashon Allied Arts. Loren will be backed by class act players, Mark Schneider on bass and Matt Treder, pianist and backup vocals.
By age 14, she began to write her own music. By age 15, she was scouted by a top Nashville manager, courted by the LA music industry and had performed in New York. Still a teenager, Loren moved to Nashville, where she explored musical genres, collaborated and worked with Grammy-winning writers and music veterans.
In 2006, she released Full Circle, her first solo release of original material, to positive reviews. She has since released They Oughta Write a Song, Best Vocal Jazz Album at the 2009 JPF Music awards, followed by live album, Stages.
Loren has performed in British Columbia, Hawaii and Japan as featured headliner at the Ginza Jazz Festival, where she launched 2010 release, After Dark.
"She has both an exquisite musical sense and the talent for phrasing that makes a song come alive," wrote Vivoscene. "After Dark reveals a major star in the wings, soon to take center stage...If this is your introduction to jazz, there can be no better."
In 2011, Loren performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Hawaii, Japan, South Korea and Italy. Releasing her much anticipated album, Heart First with JVC/Victor in Japan and other Asian territories, Loren recently joined Montreal-based label, Justin Time Records, for world-wide distribution and with Jim West of Wild West Artist Management.
Tickets are $17/$20 and available at VAA, Heron’s Nest, Vashon Bookshop, VashonAlliedArts.org, or by phone, 463.5131