Farewell 2017!

Posted by: mark on December 31, 2017 @ 4:48 pm
Filed under: Artist Update, Artists, Chet Doxas, Dave Douglas, Greg Ward, Riverside, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber News, Uncategorized

Thank you to all of our supporters for making 2017 a great year for Greenleaf Music!

We offered our Metamorphosis Subscriber Series, released 5 albums, launched nine podcasts and moved our subscription service to the Bandcamp platform.

We have much planned for 2018, including new releases by Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Rudy Royston, Sound Prints and Greg Ward as well as a new Subscriber Series coming in January!

We are grateful to all of you for visiting the website, buying records, becoming subscribers and helping to support creative independent music!

All the best in 2018 and Happy New Year!

Team Greenleaf


2018 Releases:

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Find the Common, Shine a Light
Riverside, The New National Anthem
Dave Douglas and the Westerlies with Anwar Marshall, Little Giant Still Life
Dave Douglas Quintet, Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard: Saturday
Dave Douglas Sextet, Pathways

2018 Podcasts:

Episode 39: Pianist Kris Davis
Episode 40: Trombonist Roswell Rudd
Episode 41: Saxophonist Joe Lovano
Episode 42: Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis
Episode 43: Dave Douglas highlights trumpeters on WKCR (1/3)
Episode 44: Dave Douglas highlights trumpeters on WKCR (2/3)
Episode 45: Dave Douglas highlights trumpeters on WKCR (2/3)
Episode 46: Carla Bley & Steve Swallow
Episode 47: Charles Tolliver, Keyon Harrold and Meghan Stabile

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Holiday Sale this week!

We’re offering 20% off our entire catalogue this week!

When you make any CD, LP and download purchases at our Bandcamp store, use the code ‘holidaysale’ to apply the discount.

Check out all the great music by the creative artists on the label: Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, Donny McCaslin, Linda May Han Oh, Matt Ulery, Chris Robert Macdonald, Kneebody, Nicole Mitchell and Michael Bates.

You can also save on sheet music available from our website. Use the same ‘holidaysale’ code at checkout to receive the discount.

This offer ends at midnight on Friday December 15th!

Happy Holidays!

Please note: this sale excludes subscriptions.


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One day only sale – Level 3 subscription for $75

We’re having a one day sale and we’re offering our top tier subscription at 50% off!

For only $75, you can download and stream more over 60 titles from our catalogue and gain access to a large body of exclusive content including our Subscribers Series, alternate takes, lives sets, interviews, and more.

Check it all out here. Scroll down to the bottum of the subscription page to choose the Level 3 subscription.

Don’t miss this one-time offer. It ends tonight at midnight.


Level 3 Subscription – For $75/year. (Reduced from $150)

• All the new music we release streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.
• Exclusive access to the Greenleaf Music fan community: commentary, videos, interviews, and more.
• Stream and download our entire catalogue as well as an extensive collection of subscriber-only releases including our monthly Subscriber Series, live sets, alternate takes and unreleased material.
• Two Subscriber Series CDs: Serial Sessions (2015) & New Sanctuary (2016)
• Two additional CDs from among our latest releases.
• 30% off all purchases at our online store.
• Seat reservations at Greenleaf events (subject to availability and advance reservation)
• Meet-and-greets with artists after events (subject to availability and advance reservation).

Join us here.

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New Platform Sale this week!

We’re having a sale to celebrate the launch of our label page and subscription service on Bandcamp!

During our New Platform Sale, save 20% on everything in our store using the code ‘bandcampsale’.

Save on all of our releases by Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, Donny McCaslin, Linda May Han Oh, Matt Ulery, Chris Robert Macdonald, Kneebody, Nicole Mitchell and Michael Bates.

Our subscription service has also been reduced by 20% this week only. Check it out here.

Join us to download and stream more over 60  titles from our catalogue and gain access to a large body of exclusive content including our Subscribers Series, alternate takes, lives sets, interviews, and more.

Sale ends Friday, November 24th.

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We’ve launched Bandcamp for Labels!

We’re excited to announce that we have launched our label page on Bandcamp!

Check out all of our releases by Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, Donny McCaslin, Linda May Han Oh, Matt Ulery, Chris Robert Macdonald, Kneebody, Nicole Mitchell and Michael Bates.

And we’re moving our subscription service to Bandcamp as well to take advantage of all of the great features that they offer. Check it out here.

Have a look around and let us know what you think!

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End of Summer Catalogue Sale!

We’re have an end of summer sale! We’re offering a 20% discount on our entire catalogue until Labor Day!

Click here to shop at our Bandcamp store and use the code “back2school” at checkout to receive your discount.

Pick up the latest releases by Ryan Keberle, Riverside, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, and Dave Douglas, as well as great catalogue items from Linda May Han Oh, Matt Ulery, Donny McCaslin and more!

Offer ends Monday, September 4 at midnight.

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We stand with Bandcamp in support of the Transgender Law Center

Posted by: mark on August 4, 2017 @ 11:52 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Events, Greg Ward, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery, Music Business News, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle

Bandcamp is donating their profits from today’s sales to the Transgender Law Center in support of transgender rights. Here’s their mission statement:

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

We stand with Bandcamp and the many labels and artists who are supporting the Transgender Law Center. We are donating 100% of the proceeds from today’s Bandcamp sales to this worthy cause.

Visit our Bandcamp store here to check out music from Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Matt Ulery, Greg Ward and more!

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Artist Update: Greg Ward – Spring 2017

Posted by: mark on March 29, 2017 @ 10:05 pm
Filed under: Artist Update, Artists, Greg Ward

Saxophonist and composer Greg Ward is a busy man. Already in 2017 he’s embarked on a multi-week tour of the US as a sideman, hosted a regular weekly gig in Chicago, toured with his trio and performed with innumerable Chicago musicians in a variety of different groups.

His latest project is touring the US Midwest with a new quintet that features some great Chicago musicians: guitarists Dave Miller and Matt Gold, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Quin Kirchner. The tour takes starts tonight with shows in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. Full details here.

Before departing, Greg checked in with us and provided some insights on his recent musical activities:

The response to your 2016 Greenleaf release Touch My Beloved’s Thought has been wonderful. Now that it has been out in the world for a while, what was it like for you putting out the record? Any surprises?

The Touch My Beloved’s Thought process has been a real pleasure, from start to finish. The entire band is very happy with how the recording came together and with how the record was received. Releasing this recording took a lot of work and planning, which can be strenuous at times, but very rewarding in the end. We performed 7 concerts in support of the release, three of them with dancers included. Every show was incredible. The people who attended the concerts were all very excited and receptive, which is very encouraging. During these shows, the ensemble grew into something different. We really became a band and found all sorts of new ways to perform this music together. I was surprised at how quickly this growth took place.

Are there any future plans with the project? ( I think I heard you were trying get it Europe?)

I’ll be presenting TMBT at the North Sea Jazz Festival in July. Also, there are some future dates coming together for France, possibly. I’d love to record with this project again and have applied for some funding that I’ll hear about in the summer.

You’ve been back living in Chicago after some time in New York City and you’re really active in the thriving jazz scene there. What makes the culture of Chicago there so amenable to creative music? Who are the musicians around town that are inspiring you?

We moved back to Chicago in 2015 and it’s been wonderful. There is a lot of amazing art being created around town at places like Elastic, Constellation, Hungry Brain, California Clipper, The Green Mill and more. The affordability of concerts in Chicago gives musicians a real opportunity to develop an audience. Lately, I’m inspired by incredible artists like Caleb Willitz, Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul, Matt Ulery, Marvin Tate, Mike Reed, Ben LaMar Gay, Joshua Abrams, Rob Clearfield and many more. There’s too many to name but I had to list a few.

You spent a large portion of the winter on the road playing educational concerts with Jazz Reach around the US. How was that experience? What are your favorite places to visit?

I’ve had the pleasure of working with JazzReach for 9 years and we usually spend January/February on the West Coast. Not bad at all!  Most of what we do is presenting multi-media concerts to children of all ages about various aspects of jazz music. Having the opportunity to travel the country and to share our love of jazz with kids is incredible. Also, Hans Schuman, the founder or JazzReach, always has an amazing band put together. When we are out West, I’m always excited to be in Saratoga, CA, where we perform at the Montalvo Arts Center. That area of California amazes me every year.

You’re heading out on a tour of the US Midwest with your quintet this week. How did this group come together and what can audiences expect at these shows? Is the music all original material?

When I moved back to town, in November 2015, I waited a few months before deciding to put together a project. I received a gig from The Whistler and took that opportunity to write some new music for a double-guitar quintet. The instrumentation sounded very interesting in my mind. Our first gig was a lot of fun. That summer, we ended up participating in a residency at The Whistler where we had the opportunity to perform for a month and to explore and  to develop our sound. Everyone in the band was super excited about pursuing this project so I started putting together a tour, with the help of Big Fish Booking. All but one of the tunes are originals.

The Greg Ward Quintet tours the US Midwest March 30th to April 3rd. Check out all of Greg’s activities at his website.

Touch My Beloved’s Thought is available via iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon.

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Greg Ward Quintet – Spring US Midwest Dates

Posted by: mark on March 22, 2017 @ 2:10 pm
Filed under: Artists, Greg Ward, Matt Ulery

Saxophonist Greg Ward takes his quintet on tour in the US Midwest from March 30th to April 3rd.

The group features guitarists Dave Miller and Matt Gold, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Quin Kirchner.

Check it out!


03.30 Appleton, WI | Lawrence University
03.30 De Pere, WI | Luna Cafe and Roastery
03.31 Des Moines, IA | Noce
04.01 Davenport, IA | DayTrotter Session
04.02 Chicago, IL | The Hideout
04.03 Minneapolis, MN | Ice House

Touch My Beloved Thought, Greg’s 2016 Greenleaf release, is available via Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

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Winter Jazzfest 2017!

Posted by: mark on January 6, 2017 @ 2:05 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Greg Ward, Kneebody, Linda Oh, Ryan Keberle

If you’re heading to NYC Winter Jazzfest, here’s a list of the Greenleaf artists who are performing:

Friday, January 6

New School Glass Box Theater
10:40pm – Mike Reed’s Flesh & Bone with Greg Ward

New School 5th Floor Theater
10:00pm – Uri Caine Trio

(Le) Poisson Rouge
7:40pm – Dave Douglas & High Risk with Shigeto
9:00pm – Donny McCaslin Group

7:20pm – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society with Ryan Keberle
11:20pm – Kneebody

Bowery Electric
8:20pm – The Westerlies

Saturday, January 7

(Le) Poisson Rouge
6:20pm – Michael Leonhart Orchestra with Ryan Keberle

Sunday January 8

8:00pm – Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Improv Show
12 improvisors play Monk’s classic album “Solo Monk” in different configurations from solos to larger ensembles.  Performers include Kris Davis, Linda Oh, David Virelles, Shabaka Hutchings, Sam Newsome, Marc Ribot, Charlie Burnham, Erik Friedlander, Trevor Dunn, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, and Deva Mahal.

Monday, January 9

(Le) Poisson Rouge
8:00pm – Sam Amidon Extended + Andrew Cyrille Solo
With guests Andrew Cyrille, Shahzad Ismaily, Jeremy Gustin, Marc Ribot, Kris Bowers, Richard Sears, Curtis Fowlkes, Ben Goldberg, Sam Gendel and Linda Oh.

Enjoy the festival!

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