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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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!

Details:

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

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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!

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

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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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Congrats to eighth blackbird!

Posted by: russell on February 17, 2016 @ 1:48 pm
Filed under: Matt Ulery

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Congrats to eighth blackbird on their 4th Grammy! Check them out with Greenleaf Music artist, Matt Ulery, on his albums, “By a Little Light,” and “In the Ivory.” Look out for performances this spring and summer featuring new music from this great collaboration.

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Matt Ulery and Triptych Tour the Midwest

Posted by: russell on November 2, 2015 @ 8:50 am
Filed under: Events, Matt Ulery

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Greenleaf artist Matt Ulery collaborates with longtime bandmates Zach Brock (violin) and Jon Deitmyer (drums) to create the trio Triptych. They’ll debut a fresh set of music for their fall midwestern tour. Check out the trio on Matt Ulery’s Greenleaf release In the Ivory below.

November 4 – Ancien Cycles – Chicago, IL

November 5 – Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, OH

November 6 – Nachbar – Louisville, KY

November 7 – The Green Room – Lexington, KY

November 11 – Merrimans’ Playhouse – South Bend, IN

November 12 – Cliff Bell’s – Detroit, MI

November 13 – BLU Jazz+ – Akron, OH

November 14 – Canterbury House Concert Series – Ann Arbor, MI

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Matt Ulery performs at Chicago’s ‘Downtown Sound’ June 22

Posted by: russell on June 18, 2015 @ 1:31 pm
Filed under: Matt Ulery

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Greenleaf’s own Matt Ulery will perform music from his latest Greenleaf release, In the Ivory, at Downtown Sound in Chicago’s Millenium Park on June 22nd. Don’t miss this free public concert in a beautiful setting.  Preview and buy In the Ivory here, check out the Downtown Sound calendar and other info here.

Active Child + Matt Ulery‘s In The Ivory featuring eighth blackbird

LA-based multi-instrumentalist Patrick Grossi, aka Active Child, will present the Chicago live premiere of his highly anticipated sophomore full-length album, Mercy. Known for his porcelain falsetto and cascading harp, Active Child’s live show shimmers with lush arrangements, stunning visuals and a talented team of backing musicians. Chicago bassist-composer Matt Ulery creates resplendent, lyrical, transportive chamber-jazz music. Ulery has forged a unique signature sound, with three-time Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird plus a core rhythm team: UIlery, double bass and voice; Rob Clearfield, piano, Jon Deitemyer, drums; vocalist Grazyna Auguscik; Aurelien Pederzoli, violin; and Dominic Johnson, viola.

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ANFTD #30: The Care and Feeding of a Music Company. Greenleaf Music Celebrates Ten Years!

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Join us May 27, 2015 at Subculture in Manhattan for a special celebration. Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, and Ryan Keberle groups perform Live! Get your tickets here!

In our special 10 anniversary edition of ANFTD, Dave Douglas talks with Michael Bates about the history and the music of Greenleaf Music.

Ryan Keberle – Into the Zone (Greenleaf Music)
Donny McCaslin -“Recommended Tools”,  Recommended Tools (Greenleaf Music)
Rudy Royston -“Bownze”, 303 (Greenleaf Music)
Linda Oh -“Ultimate Persona”, Initial Here (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas -“North Point Memorial”,  Mountain Passages (Greenleaf Music)
Kneebody -“Break Me”, Kneebody (Greenleaf Music)
Nicole Mitchell – “Welcoming”, Paperback Series (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Keystone – “Fatty and Mabel Adrift”, Keystone (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Big Band – “The Presidents”, A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Quintet- “Culture Wars”, Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Quintet- “Earmarks”, Live at the Jazz Standard (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy -“Mister Pitiful”, Spirit Moves (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy -“This Love Affair”, Live at Newport (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Sextet -“Passing the Torch Song”, Pathways (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy -“Lush Life”, Rare Metals (Greenleaf Music)
Michael Bates -“Great Exhibition”, Clockwise (Greenleaf Music)
Matt Ulery -“Dark Harvest Song”, By a Little Light (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas -“Everyman”, Magic Triangle (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Keystone -“A Noise From the Deep”, Keystone (Greenleaf Music)

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Celebrating 10 Years of Greenleaf Music

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Greenleaf Music celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2015. It seems like only yesterday–much less ten years ago–that Dave Douglas and Mike Friedman founded the company together.

Greenleaf was born of a desire to make and distribute music in a different way, to provide a new platform for Dave’s work as well as for artists he wants to showcase, and to create a community of like-minded fans to discover and enjoy that music. Since 2005 we’re proud to have released over 40 different projects: countless albums from Dave Douglas, as well as artists Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Nicole Mitchell, Curtis MacDonald, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery, Rudy Royston, Riverside and Ryan Keberle.

As the year passes, we’ll be focusing on our new projects (from Donny McCaslin on March 31 as well as from Dave’s new band High Risk in the summer and his famed Quintet in the Fall). We’ll also remember the company’s previous releases, especially the first three: Kneebody’s Break Me and Dave Douglas’ Mountain Passages and Keystone. We want to get this music in to your hands, so we’re celebrating with a sale (more on that below).

As a special treat for our loyal subscribers, we’ll also be recording a band of Greenleaf alumni and giving the tracks away as part of our subscription series. Dave, Chet Doxas, Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston recorded new originals written by Dave earlier this week. Also, Kneebody is recording a new version of the Shane Endsley tune Break Me in honor of the 10th anniversary of their release. We’ll post the first track soon!

“Greenleaf is a family name that goes back at least four centuries. I wanted the label to have a sense of family, both in the way we treat recordings and in the way we deal with artists. You can sit around and gripe about the music industry ’til you’re blue in the face or you can do it yourself and act on what you believe in.”

-Dave Douglas, 2005

Mountain-PassagesThe first record on Greenleaf Music was Dave’s Mountain Passages, released ten years ago today. The New York Times wrote that it’s “a cross between the energetic Balkan-tinged improvisation heard in Mr. Douglas’s Tiny Bell Trio and the hushed dynamics of another of his bands, Charms of the Night Sky…a provocative groove and vamp, and a style of ensemble playing that’s dynamically hushed but emotionally hot.”

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The ensemble, NOMAD, was formed to play music inspired by the myths and the spirit of rural mountain culture. The instrumentation of trumpet, clarinet, cello, tuba and percussion are envisioned as an imaginary traveling band, and their first performances took place high in the Italian Dolomites as part of the festival I Suoni delle Dolomitti. Partially inspired by his love of world folk music, NOMAD also carries the spirit of jazz that informs all of Dave’s music. Mountain Passages is a profound and playful mix that veers between the solemnity of solitary contemplation and the drunken debauchery of ecstatic celebration. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this work, take the opportunity now!

We’re offering a physical copy of Mountain Passages for $8 and a digital download for $5 at the Greenleaf Music Online Store for 1 week celebrating the 10 year anniversary of its release.

We’re excited to have shared ten years of great music with all of you and look forward to celebrating it all again this year.

Want more music? We feel the same way.

 

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