Soundprints dates in the US Northeast

Posted by: mark on February 17, 2017 @ 10:52 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston

Soundprints, the quintet led be Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano, is playing some dates in the US Northeast, including New York, Stony Brook and Cambridge.

They’ll be playing some brand new music and some repertoire from their debut album Live at Monterey Jazz Festival. The band will include pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Rudy Royston.

Look for a new album from this group in the near future. See you out there!


February 21-26   New York, NY | Village Vanguard | Details
February 27         Stony Brook, NY | The Jazz Loft | Details
March 2                Boston, MA | Regattabar | Details

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Linda Oh news.

Posted by: mark on February 6, 2017 @ 9:59 am
Filed under: Artists, Linda Oh

We are really excited for big changes for Linda May Han Oh! After two recordings for Greenleaf Music, of which we are extremely proud, Linda has decided to go her own way and join the label of her partner, Fabian Almazan, and Biophilia Records. We’ve heard Linda’s new recording and it is fantastic! You’re not going to want to miss it. We are sad to see her leave Greenleaf, but thrilled with the new projects and plans going on at Biophilia. We wish her every success! Her excellent titles will remain in our catalog and be available to listen to here.

Check out Linda’s artist page on the Biophilia site. And look for the new record in the coming weeks!


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Dave Douglas Quintet plays Midwest dates in February.

Posted by: mark on January 8, 2017 @ 2:19 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston

The Dave Douglas Quintet will play shows February 15-17 in the US Midwest!

The band will feature Dave’s longstanding ensemble featuring saxophonist Jon Irabagon, pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Rudy Royston. Named “one of the best working groups in jazz” by the Hartford Courant, their discography includes Be Still, Time Travel, Brazen Heart and Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard.

Don’t miss your chance to catch this group live in person!


02.15 Chicago, IL | Constellation | Details
02.16 Ann Arbor, MI | Kerrytown Concert House | Details
02.17 Holland, MI | Hope College| Details

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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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Linda Oh leads double quartet at Jazz Gallery November 25-26.

Posted by: mark on November 8, 2016 @ 11:16 am
Filed under: Artists, Greg Ward, Linda Oh


Bassist Linda Oh is bringing her Aventurine Double Quartet to the Jazz Gallery on November 25 and 26.

Catch Linda with a jazz quartet AND string quartet playing her engaging original compositions with these fine musicians:

Linda Oh – bass
Greg Ward – alto/soprano
Matt Mitchell – piano
Ches Smith – drums
Sara Caswell – violin
Fung Chern Hwei – violin
Benni Von Gutzeit – viola
Jeremy Harman – cello

You can buy tickets for each set in advance by clicking the links below.

November 25 – 7:30pm + 9:30pm
November 26 – 7:30pm + 9:30pm

Check out Linda’s Greenleaf releases Initial Here and Sun Pictures.

And look for a new recording from Linda in early 2017!

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#glm50 contest: Post a photo of your favorite album!


As part of our 50 releases celebration and sale, we’re holding a contest for our community!

Share a photo of your favorite Greenleaf album on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #GLM50 hashtag for a chance to win a CD copy of the 2106 Greenleaf release of your choice:

We’ll pick five winners after the sale ends November 18th. Winners will get to choose from any of these releases:

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis – Azul Infinito
Dave Douglas High Risk – Dark Territory
Greg Ward & 10 Tongues – Touch My Beloved’s Thought
Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste – DADA PEOPLE
Rudy Royston Trio – Rise of Orion

Explore our entire catalogue to find your preferred album and take your best shot!

And don’t forget our catalogue sale and subscription offer. Take advantage of these great deals.

Happy posting!

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We’re Celebrating 50 Releases!


Recently Greenleaf Music reached the milestone of 50 releases!

To celebrate, we’re putting on a big sale featuring all 50 titles. We’re calling it the GLM50 Sale.

And we’re highlighting all of our great artists and collaborators that have contributed to the success of this independent music company since we launched in 2005.

We’re got two great offers:

  1. Buy any album from our store and get all additional purchases at 50% off. *
  2. Join us as a Greenleaf subscriber at Level 2 or 3 and you’ll receive a free copy of DD|50, the 3-CD box set honoring Dave Douglas’ 50th birthday in 2013. The Box includes the quintet and Aoife O’Donovan titles Be Still and Time Travel, as well as Pathways, a full disc of original music never released elsewhere. This is the original suite Dave composed based on the Bach chorale, Es Ist Genug.

Look for features on all 50 titles on our social media channels using the hashtag #GLM50.

Take this opportunity to explore our vast catalogue and help us celebrate 50 releases!

*Please note: Once you make your initial purchase from our store, you’ll receive an email with an exclusive discount code for future purchases. The sale ends November 18.


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Linda Oh plays the 55 Bar July 18!

Posted by: mark on July 18, 2016 @ 11:08 am
Filed under: Artists, Linda Oh


On a break from touring with the Pat Metheny Quartet, bassist Linda Oh brings her group into New York’s 55 Bar on Monday, July 18.

The band will feature saxophonist Troy Roberts, pianist Fabian Almazan and drummer Justin Brown.

Check out her Greenleaf releases Initial Here and Sun Pictures. And look for Linda’s new album in early 2017.

See you out there!

Linda Oh July 18 55bar

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Artist Update: Linda Oh

Posted by: mark on June 6, 2016 @ 10:45 am
Filed under: Artist Update, Linda Oh


Linda Oh is a dynamo. As a bassist, composer and bandleader, she is one of the post in-demand musicians in jazz today, releasing her own albums, and performing with a host of artists including Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Joe Lovano, and Steve Wilson. She recently began touring with Pat Metheny in a new group featuring pianist Gwilym Simcock and drummer Antonio Sanchez.

She took a moment from her busy schedule to update us on her activities:

GLM: You’ve been on tour with Pat Metheny’s new quartet. What has that experience been like? 

The experience has really been a life-changing and unforgettable one. We’ve been playing a lot of Pat’s previous material – a lot of his trademark tunes from albums such as Bright Size Life, Question and Answer, and Travels. I’ve truly learned a lot from this new quartet – from the amazing tech crew and from Pat himself – about everything from sound, to gear, to tempos, to “playing the song” vs playing what’s subjectively “hip” or “creative.”

This first tour in Asia we played in venues ranging from intimate clubs – like Blue Note in Nagoya and Tokyo – to larger venues such as Seoul Jazz Festival, one of the most responsive crowds I’ve ever played for. The audiences throughout in Japan, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai have been really warm and receptive. This was my first time doing an extensive tour in Asia.

GLM: You’ve recorded a new album to be released sometime in 2017. Can you give us a sneak peak about the recording?

A follow-up to my latest album Sun Pictures, this record features Ben Wendel on tenor saxophone, Matthew Stevens on guitar and Justin Brown on drums. We have played with this format a lot and it’s kind of a crazy mixture of tunes and some material that has evolved over the last couple of years.

“Mantis” is based on a Korean traditional rhythm, “ochae chilgut.” This was a piece I composed when collaborating with musicians at the 2013 Gwang Ju World Music Festival – a group consisting of Korean, Korean/Japanese and Australian musicians. “Ikan Billis” is the Malay word for anchovy. “Walk Against Wind” is my tribute to Marcel Marceau.

“Speech Impediment” was inspired by a talk given by Australian singer/songwriter Megan Washington, about her life as a “stutterer” and the discrimination she faced. This piece tells a simple fictional story of a man who has a stuttering problem and is unable to use his words to tell a woman he loves her. Eventually he finds other ways to convey his love, and with mutual love and empathy for each other everything ends happily, the way we always wish it would.

GLM: Being an active educator in various capacities, you’ll be teaching at the NJPAC All-Female Jazz Residency in July. What is your approach to teaching young musicians?

My number one goal is finding what sparks the student’s interest and bringing out the best in them. I feel like trying to discover that within themselves will lead them to long-term success, a sustainable work ethic and confidence.

GLM: You’re leading a group at the 55 Bar on June 6 with a different group than your recent gig at the Jazz Gallery. What do you have planned for this performance?

Greg Ward, one of my favorite musicians, is flying in from Chicago! Also two of my favorite musicians: Fabian Almazan on Rhodes (long-time partner in crime) and Justin Brown on drums, who is on the next record. He just played at the Brooklyn Bowl with Thundercat, which I’m sad to have missed. We’ll be playing some newer material from this new record (including some of the ones mentioned above) and some from the previous albums.

GLM: Do have any other plans for the summer?

Other teaching camps include: Stanford Jazz Workshop (alongside Ambrose Akinmusire, Camila Meza, Julian Lage, and Fabian Almazan) where I’ll be playing a short concert with Bobby McFerrin, the Banff Centre directed by Vijay Iyer and the Kimmel Center directed by Anthony Tidd.

I’ll also be at SFJAZZ with Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome on August 12th and I’ll be playing with my band at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series on the 26th July run by Craig Harris.

Linda leads her group at the 55 bar tonight.

Check out Linda’s Greenleaf releases Initial Here and Sun Pictures.

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Leap Year Day Sale – One Day Only – Save 30%!

Leap Day

In celebration of Leap Year Day, we’re offering 30% off our entire catalog for one day only!

Buy anything at our store on Monday, February 29th and save using coupon code “leap29” when you checkout. Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to pick up CDs, LPs, DVDs, downloads, sheet music and more at a deep discount.

Everything is on sale until midnight tonight!

Visit our store here and thank you for supporting independent music!

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