Los Angeles, CA – September 8, 2021 – Angel City Arts continues the second weekend of their 14th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival with the Orenda Records Fest Saturday, October 9 at Echo Park area venue, 2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057 (formerly the beloved Bootleg Theater) at 8 pm. Info and tickets are available at https://angelcityjazz.com/event/orenda-records-fest/.
Since 2014, Orenda Records has been a catalyst for creativity and expression in the Los Angeles music scene and beyond. Beginning with a group of core artists, the label has grown quickly, encompassing a huge range of stylistic approaches to inventive music-making from across the US and Europe, and is fast approaching its 100th release! For this special performance at the 2021 Angel City Jazz Festival, Orenda Records presents a lineup of artists that represent both the original core and new horizons of the label and the Los Angeles music scene with Jon Hatamiya’s Big Band, the Bridge to Everywhere project directed by composer Derrick Skye, the Cathlene Pineda Quartet, Alexander Noice’s NOICE, and label founder and artistic director Dan Rosenboom’s Quartet.
Trombonist, composer, and B.A.C. Endorsing Artist Jon Hatamiya (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Bublé, Kyle Athayde Dance Party) is one of the most promising trombonists to come out of the Sacramento area and is rapidly making a name for himself on both the New York and California music scenes. He was recognized in Jet Magazine as the only trombonist on Wynton Marsalis’s list of “Who’s Got Next”, which highlighted the next generation of emerging jazz artists. Jon recently released his debut album as a leader More Than Anything on Orenda Records in early 2020, as well as an electronic EP Some Might Say (Revisited) in December 2020.
Jon Hatamiya’s Big Band will premiere a new piece commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society for their Jeff Clayton Memorial New Note Award. The Big Band players are Jon Hatamiya – trombone/composer/arranger; Saxes: Alex Hahn, Albert Baliwas, Devin Daniels, Chris Sullivan, Nicole McCabe; Trombones: Steven Robinson, Lemar Guillary, Ido Meshulam, Jake Kraft; Trumpets: Ryan DeWeese, Rigo Velez, Harry Ostrander, Aidan Lombard; Rhythm: Adam Hersh – piano/synths, Colin Cook – guitar, Yunus Iyriboz – guitar, Logan Kane – bass, and Colin McDaniel – drums.
Bridge to Everywhere celebrates cultural diversity by bringing people together to experience interwoven musical traditions to foster a more inclusive society. Bridge to Everywhere is a Los Angeles-based classical chamber ensemble and arts organization dedicated to supporting composers, performers, and educators who celebrate cultural diversity through interwoven musical traditions. Through collaborations, performances, and education programs, the organization strives to build bridges between instruments, genres, cultures, and people. Founded in 2015 by artistic director Derrick Skye, Bridge to Everywhere has been presented by Boston Court Pasadena, Brand Library & Art Center, Compose LA, Miles Memorial Playhouse, Eagle Rock Music Festival, Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, and has worked with Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, American Composer’s Forum, Salastina Music Society, and Bridge Projects. The ensemble has premiered and performed works by Derrick Skye, Reena Esmail, Juan Pablo Contreras, Philip Graulty, James Waterman, Anna Kouchnerov, and Poovalur Srinivasan.
The Orenda Records Fest Bridge to Everywhere group includes Rachel Iba – Violin, Nikki Shorts – Viola, Chris Votek – Cello, Rachel Mellis – Flute, Mark Gutierrez – Bass, Philip Graulty – Guitar, James Waterman – Percussion, and Saili Oak –Voice
Cathlene Pineda is a highly sought pianist and composer in the Los Angeles area. In June 2020, Orenda Records released Cathlene’s third album of original music, Rainbow Baby, which chronicles her progression through motherhood, birth, and loss. It was hailed by Jazz Times as “beautifully articulated.” DownBeat said, “The majority of Rainbow Baby comes off as a blue exploration of Pineda’s psyche; the music’s no less gorgeous or entrancing. The emotional backing of California pianist Cathlene Pineda’s Rainbow Baby is startling…the courage to write music about such a personal experience should be recognized.”
In addition to Pineda, her Quartet on the Orenda Records Fest are Kris Tiner – Trumpet, David Tranchina – Bass, and Tina Raymond – Drums.
Alexander Noice is a composer, guitarist, producer, and bandleader based in Los Angeles. Known for his highly personalized style of composition and playing, best displayed by his ensembles NOICE and Falsetto Teeth, Alexander has been a highly sought musician in the creative music scene in Los Angeles and abroad for the past decade. Noice has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, and South America performing with many notable artists such as Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, Vincent Gallo, Art Ensembles of Chicago’s Famoudou Don Moye, Vinny Golia, and Dan Rosenboom to name a few. His newest project, simply called NOICE, is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that seamlessly melds art rock, electronica, post minimalism, and jazz into a singular, mesmerizing sound. The ensemble is celebrated for its electrifying live performances – acrobatic in its execution and cinematic in scope. They released their debut NOICE album in 2019 to critical acclaim.
NOICE on the Orenda Records Fest includes Argenta Walther – Voice, Karina Kallas – Voice, Gavin Templeton – Alto Saxophone, Miller Wrenn – Bass, and Andrew Lessman – Drums.
Dan Rosenboom is an internationally recognized trumpet player, composer, and producer. He is known as a prolific member of the Los Angeles creative music scene, having released more than 25 albums of original music as a solo artist and bandleader, and has supported over 60 artists across nearly 100 releases on his label, Orenda Records. Rosenboom frequently performs on major film and television soundtracks, highlighted by the latest Star Wars trilogy, with such notable composers as John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, and Alexandre Desplat. He has also performed often with such elite ensembles as the LA Philharmonic, the LA Chamber Orchestra, and the LA Opera. His own music eschews genre distinctions and draws from such disparate influences as jazz and Black American music, metal and experimental rock, contemporary classical music, folk music from around the globe, and a broad range of progressive music from the avant-garde. He studied music at the Eastman School of Music, CalArts, and UCLA, earning advanced degrees. The Los Angeles Times has called Rosenboom “a musician dedicated to exploration and expression, regardless of anyone’s imagined boundaries,” and “a phenomenon.”
Players in the Dan Rosendboom Quartet for the Orenda Records Fest are Joshua White – Piano, Richard Lloyd Giddens Jr – Bass, and Mark Ferber – Drums.
For more information on the Angel City Jazz Festival and to purchase event tickets please visit http://www.angelcityjazz.com/. For the Angel City Jazz Festival COVID safety policy, please see https://angelcityjazz.com/safety-policy/.