Halie Loren Quartet performs at the Jazz Station
Two Shows - 7:00p and 9:00p
LOVE: Halie Loren celebrates romantic tunes, from standard jazz to classic pop to originals.
- Halie Loren vocals
- Matt Treder piano/backup vocals
- Mark Schneider bass
- Ryan Biesack drums
Halie Loren is an international, award-winning jazz singer/songwriter. She brings a fresh and original perspective to time-honored musical paths, singing in several languages and channeling her innate understanding of connectedness across musical boundaries to forge bonds with diverse audiences in North America, Asia, and Europe. Her debut jazz CD, 2008's “They Oughta Write a Song,” won the International Independent Music award for best vocal jazz album of the year, and she was quickly signed in Asia by JVC/Victor Entertainment. Halie has since released 9 additional albums, and gone on to win many awards as both a singer and a songwriter. She is also signed in North America with Canadian-based Justin Time Records. Along with recording success, Loren’s live performances have included multiple and varied venues around the world, and have expanded to include the prestigious International Britt Fest Orchestra, Jazz Park Big Band of Seoul, Jazz Orchestra of Sicily, Glacier Bay Symphony in Montana, Monroe Symphony in Louisiana, and Eugene Symphony and Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra in Oregon. For the past several years she has traveled east to west in the US and other parts of the world, including Canada, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Haiti, Egypt, United Kingdom and France. Loren is continuing to tour across the US and other countries and looking forward to adding additional countries to her tours.
MATT TREDER – PIANIST/BAND LEADER
Matt Treder's production and playing credits include three Billboard Japan #1 jazz albums with Halie Loren. He is on faculty at The Shedd Institute for the Arts where his work includes performing for the Unforgettable senior memory-care project. He has been a keyboardist with Satin Love Orchestra, the Inspirational Sounds, The Essentials, the Deb Cleveland Band, Don Latarski, the University of Oregon Jazz Ensemble, and an adjunct professor for the UO Gospel Choir. He enjoys writing orchestrations for symphony concerts and sharing his love of music through school outreach and Road Scholar presentations.
RYAN BIESACK – DRUMS/PRECUSSION
Ryan Biesack is a jazz drummer, percussionist and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. He is the current director of Jazz Ensembles at Oregon State University. He has played professionally for over two decades, and has performed with multiple, talented musicians both locally and throughout the US, Asia and Europe. Locally, he can be found performing regularly with a variety of regional artists such as The Olem Alves Trio, Joe Manis, Trio Untold, Halie Loren and many others in the Eugene and Portland areas. Ryan is a Sabian Cymbal Artist.
MARK SCHNEIDER - BASS
Mark “Mo” Schneider, bassist, lives a happy and full life making music in the great state of Oregon, USA, and beyond. Schneider has a deep experience in many styles of music from four decades of performance and recording including; Jazz, Blues, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Soul, Rock-n-Roll, Pop, South American, Afro Cuban, Country & Western, and American Folk. He has performed and recorded with many wonderful and gifted musicians over the years. Some notable artists are: Mason Williams, Halie Loren, Don Latarski, Cam Newton, Jesse Marquez, Richard Crandell, Zoot Horn Rollo, Hal Blaine, and Mary Wells, and many popular regional artists and bands. Mark has recorded on five of Halie Loren’s award-winning albums and toured with her since 2004, including tours throughout the US, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and three tours of eastern Canada including two appearances at the Quebec International Jazz Festival.