Sounds Like: Norah Jones, Lake Street Dive, Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, Jamie Cullum
Label: Justin Time Records (Canada); JVC/Victor Entertainment ( Japan)
Manager: Manager: Jim West, Wild West Management; Co-Manager: Keith Altomare, Music Marketing Management
The first thing you notice is that voice: gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal at once. It is
an instrument perfectly matched to the songwriting talents of the artist who channels it — Halie Loren.
Her music conveys the wonders of the invisible world: wounded defiance, stubborn lov...See Full Bio
“Pushing aside pristine vocals and impeccable phrasing, Halie Loren connects with a tune. Perhaps the one key to success as a vocalist is knowing who you are and being so comfortable in your own skin that you can take songs such as “For Sentimental Reasons” and “My Funny Valentine” and breathe new life into timeless American classics and allow them to live forever... Halie Loren has this gift. The intimacy that permeates Simply Love is more of an evocative experience more so than a traditional vocal jazz release. The addition of strings on this recording provide the perfect contrast in texture for her rich voice with just a hint of a smokey finish. Loren also succeeds in accomplishing what few of her contemporaries can seem to muster and that would be carefully selected standards, a few popular tunes and the addition of some well conceived originals. A well planned, phenomenally executed and deceptively subtle presentation of the joy of song.”