TRACE MARIE & BLUE LEVEL CAPTURING THE SOUND OF COLUMBUS

During the past decade, Trace Marie & Blue Level have established themselves as one of central Ohio’s premier alternative pop bands. They were nominated in 2015 and 2017 for "Best Band in Columbus" by 614 Magazine's ColumBest. With the June 2014 release entitled, Raleigh Scattering, they recorded at their own Arch City Recording Studio. A celebration of the CD’s launch was hosted by Natalie’s (5601 North High Street) to a sold out crowd on June 8, 2014. They continue to work in the same studio on their latest album to be completed in 2017.

Presenting stylish originals as well as fresh interpretations of the classics, the live music of Blue Level is as versatile as the audiences they captivate.  Performing as a duo/trio, the band builds an intimacy with the audience in smaller settings.  They are equally at ease performing as a seven-piece band in front of crowds. That flexibility and wide appeal is the result of years spent sharpening their craft at festivals, clubs, restaurants, and private events. 

Rayleigh Scattering finds Trace Marie & Blue Level stretching out, morphing their vision with a broad range of local styles to claim new territory. “When we began this project in the autumn of 2014, we wanted to capture the legacy of music in our city,” says Trace Marie. “Our solution – our evolution – has been to blend that legacy with our own funky groove. Textured and soulful, this music is what Columbus brings out in us.”  They continue to be eager to rock their unique interpretation of the ‘Columbus Sound’.

The band features seasoned musicians including vocalist Trace Marie, saxophonist Craig Fernandez, drummer Los Giles, keyboardistAndrew Wade, bassist Adam Koltnow, percussionist Russ Frost, and guitarist/composer Bradley Scott. Collectively, they bring an emotive energy and passion to the music that engages sophisticated music fans as well as casual listeners.

 

For booking information and other inquiries please go to CONTACT page.

 

 

 


 

 

SILENT BELL : INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ - Expanding the Palette of Jazz in Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Expanding the Palette of Jazz in Columbus

January 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)

Combining a blend of jazz styles, Silent Bell Quartet is a new project from a familiar group of Columbus music scene veterans. The band has showcased as part of the line-up of the Jazz Series at M, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant in downtown Columbus. Tossing out older jazz standards, they have developed their instrumentals of early legacy album-oriented rock. This is classic rock re-imagined for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums.

Silent Bell Quartet consists of members of the central Ohio band Trace Marie & Blue Level. Their versatility of influences, drawn together by Craig Fernandez’s sax improvisational flow, creates a sonic appeal that will break new ground, adding to the landscape of great live music in central Ohio. Guitarist, Bradley Scott notes, “We’ve performed an evolving mix of familiar pop and original songs for over 10 years now.  The experience has led us to expand our sound in a new direction. We’re proud to be part of Columbus’ musical tradition and ready to add some new spice to the stew with this latest instrumental project.”

Tenor and soprano saxophonist Craig Fernandez states, “Our arrangements are built on choosing great compositions from a particular era of rock and pop in the 1960s and 1970s.  I like to approach our songs like a vocalist. An element of what I am attempting to do is to sing the melody with my saxophone. ” Bassist, Adam Koltnow mentions, “These chill, tasteful tunes are perfect for many venues while giving the listener a new way to view the heritage of a jazz standard.”  Discover more and contact Silent Bell Quartet at www.bluelevelmusic.com.

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HIRE THE BAND FOR YOUR EVENT

Featuring Columbus’ finest soul and jazz musicians, this band's emotive style and dynamic musicianship have proven to captivate diverse audiences.  Trace Marie & Blue Level or the instrumental  jazz of Silent Bell are available for corporate events, weddings and other private parties, community events and restaurant or club entertainment.

Trace Marie & Blue Level have the benefit of performing in a range of venues using a duet to full seven piece band receiving excellent reviews. The larger band can also provide continuous music without breaks. The focus can range from rocking originals to mellow classics. A complete song list is available that also features a fun fusion of jazzy standards to funky party starters; from Blondie, Sade to Adele. The band brings an energy, passion and professionalism to their music that will make your event something special.

Engaging the crowd, the infectious energy of Trace Marie & Blue Level will have your guests of all generations enjoying the live music from these incredibly talented musicians. Bringing your reception to life, the band is ready to serve your favorite songs to accommodate your special moments. From the best of the classics to the newest music that came out last month, the pristine vocals of Trace Marie and the jams from the band provide the perfect array of songs. They can tailor a set or entire gig to change the style of music played while providing a quality sound system with lighting, Mp3 music, and emcee services.

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Feel free to fill out the secure form or contact Brad Scott at brad@bluelevelmusic.com.

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A CHRONOLOGICAL JOURNEY OF JAZZ AND SOUL HITS PRESENTED BY TRACE MARIE & BLUE LEVEL

BILLBOARD HITS FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT:

A CHRONOLOGICAL JOURNEY PRESENTED BY TRACE MARIE & BLUE LEVEL

 

 

House of the Rising Sun                                         1850 / 1964 The Animals

 

All of Me                                                                1931 Simons Marks/ Jazz standard

Summertime                                                         1935 George Gershwin

My Funny Valentine                                                 1937 Rodgers and Hart

Comes Love Nothing Can Be Done                            1939 Billie Holiday

 

Is You is or is You ain’t my Baby?                          1940 Louis Jordan/Anita O’Day

I Just Want to Make Love to You                       1954 Willie Dixon/Etta James

Fever                                                                      1959 Peggy Lee

Sea of Love                                                           1959 Phil Phillips

 

All I Have to do is Dream                                    1960 The Everly Brothers

Crazy                                                                      1961 Patsy Cline

Blue Moon                                                            1961 The Marcels

Stand by Me                                                          1961 Ben E. King

Ring of Fire                                                            1963 June and Johnny Cash

In my Room                                                           1963 Beach Boys

Where did our Love Go?                                    1964 The Supremes

Good Lovin’                                                           1966 The Rascals

Light my Fire                                                         1967 The Doors

Baby, Now that I found you                                1967 The Foundations/Alison Krauss

I heard it through the Grapevine                      1968 Marvin Gaye

Helplessly Hoping                                                                1968 CSN

Blackbird                                                               1968 The Beatles

I want to take you Higher                                   1969 Sly and the Family Stone

 

The Thrill is Gone                                                 1970 B.B.King

Moondance                                                          1970 Van Morrison

It’s too Late                                                           1971 Carole King

Wild Horses                                                          1971 The Rolling Stones

Higher Ground                                                     1973 Stevie Wonder

You are the Sunshine of my Life                       1973 Stevie Wonder

Jolene                                                                    1973 Dolly Parton

Rebel, Rebel                                                         1974 David Bowie

Landslide                                                               1975 Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac

Dreams                                                                  1977 Stevie Nicks/ Fleetwood Mac

Jamming                                                 1977 Bob Marley and the Wailers

Walking on the Moon                                         1979 Sting/ The Police

Chuck E.’s in Love                                                                1979 Rickie Lee Jones

Don’t Stop ‘til you get Enough                           1979 Michael Jackson

 

Tide is High                                                            1980 Blondie

Rapture                                                                  1980 Blondie

I Can’t Tell You Why                                             1980 Eagles

Southern Cross                                                     1982 CSN

Eye in the Sky                                                       1982 Alan Parsons Project

Sweet Dreams                                                      1983 Eurythmics

Time after Time                                                    1983 Cyndi Lauper

Smooth Operator                                                 1984 Sade

When Doves Cry                                                  1984 Prince

Hallelujah                                                              1984 Leonard Cohen

Your Love is King                                                  1985 Sade

I’m on Fire                                                             1985 Bruce Springsteen / 2017 Lorde

Bizarre Love Triangle                                          1986 New Order

Diamonds on the souls of her shoes                1986 Paul Simon

Faith                                                                       1987 George Michael

What I am                                                              1988 Edie Brickell and New Bohemians

 

Wicked Game                                                       1991 Chris Isaak

I Can’t Make you Love Me                                  1991 Bonnie Raitt

Kiss of Life                                                             1992 Sade

Human Behavior                                                  1993 Bjork

Heart – Shaped Box                                             1993 Nirvana

Give Me One Reason                                          1995 Tracy Chapman

Oh, Atlanta                                                            1995 Alison Krauss

To make you Feel my Love                                 1997 Bob Dylan/Garth Brooks/Adele

Kiss Me                                                                  1998 Sixpence None the Richer

 

By Your Side                                                          2000 Sade

Fallin’                                                                      2001 Alicia Keys

Running                                                                                 2001 No Doubt

Don’t Know Why                                                  2002 Norah Jones

Jackson                                                                  2005 / 1967 Johnny Cash

Crazy                                                                      2006 CeeLo/ Gnarls Barkley

Mad World                                                            2006 / 1982 Tears for Fears

Falling Slowly                                                        2007 The Swell Season

Dog Days are Over                                               2009 Florence and the Machine

 

Set Fire to the Rain                                              2011 Adele

Rolling in the Deep                                              2011 Adele

Stay                                                                         2012 Rihanna

Locked out of Heaven                                         2012 Bruno Mars

Somebody That I Used to Know                         2012 Gotye

I Can’t Help Falling In Love                                 2012 TWENTY ONE PILOTS / 1961 Elvis

Royals                                                                     2013 Lorde

Dancing in the Dark                                             2013 John Legend, 1984 Bruce Springsteen

A Sky full of Stars                                                 2014 Coldplay

Magic                                                                     2014 Coldplay

Elastic Heart                                                          2014 Sia

In the Air Tonight                                                 2015/1981 Phil Collins

Uptown Funk                                                        2015 Bruno Mars

Hello                                                                       2015 Adele

Shine Bright like a Diamond                               2015 Rhianna

Can’t Feel my Face                                               2015 The Weeknd

Love Yourself                                                        2015 Justin Beiber

Stitches                                                                  2015 Shawn Mendes

Shape of You                                                         2017 Ed Sheeran

Havana                                                                   2017 Camila Cabello / Pharrell Williams

Feel it Still                                                              2017 Portugal. The Man

 

 

 

CLIENTS WITH EXCELLENT REVIEWS

The Ohio State Fair

 

The Ohio State University Faculty Club and Huntington Club

 

Greater Columbus Arts Council

 

Columbus Arts Festival

 

Granville Arts Festival

 

Powell Festival

 

Columbus Jazz Festival

 

Gahanna Jazz Festival

 

Grove City Concert Series

 

Victoria Secret

 

New Albany Country Club

 

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Catering

 

Franklin Park Conservatory

 

 City of Gahanna

 

 Short North Business Association

 

 Red, White, and Boom Festival

 

 Columbus Humane Society Fundraisers

 

 Worthington Concerts on the Green

 

Dayton Hollywood Casino

 

Columbus Children's Hospital