We here at BC headquarters are extremely excited to announce that Aaron Lington has been nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Tropical Latin Album” for his work with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Aaron plays bari on the recording and he wrote half compositions/arrangements too.  Congratulations to Aaron and the rest of the PMO are in order.

Congratulations to all the members of the BiCoastal Family for making the Down Beat Readers Poll: Aaron Lington – Baritone Saxophone, Wayne Wallace -Trombone, and Origin (our record label).  Progress is being made on BC4. It is off for mastering and we should hear the results soon!

The BiCoastal Collective is on the 2014 Grammy ballot in the following 3 categories: 1. Best Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Chapter Three 2. Best Jazz Composition, ‘TGOK’ (by Paul Tynan) 3. Best Jazz Composition, ‘Folk Like’ (by Aaron Lington) If you are a member of the Academy we’d sure appreciate your votes!

The third installment in the exciting and energetic Bicoastal Collective’s oeuvre, simply entitled Chapter Three, maintains the same combination of memorable compositions and engaging improvisations that characterized the first two records. Co-led by Antigonish (Nova Scotia)-based trumpeter Paul Tynan and San Franciscan baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington, the sextet works through six originals, each with its […]

Chapter Four was recorded in Halifax at the CBC’s iconic Studio H by Pat Martin on September 19 and 20. Instrumentation on BC4 is Hammond B3 (Tony Genge), Drums (Terry O’Mahoney), Guitar (Jake Hanlon), Baritone (Aaron Lington) and Trumpet/Flugel (Paul Tynan).  In the words of Co-leader Aaron Lington “we made a modern soul jazz record, […]

The Collective will be playing one show in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on September 18th 2013. Directly after they’ll be traveling to Halifax to record “Chapter Four”. This next chapter of the BiCoastal Collective will be an Organ Quartet and feature Tony Genge on B3 Organ and Terry O’Mahoney on drums (along side Paul and Aaron […]

July 12 (Friday) at 8:00 PM  Venue: The Schooner Showroom, Casino Nova Scotia We will be playing music from all the BiCoastal Recordings at the gig. We have a really stellar lineup for Halifax Band, and the venue is fantastic for listening. Line Up: Paul Tynan – Trumpet/Flugel, Aaron Lington – Baritone, Jake Hanlon – Guitar, Dave Staples – Piano, Tom […]

Casino Nova Scotia is partnering with JazzEast to present The Dave Douglas Quintet in an intimate concert in the Schooner Showroom Friday, July 12. Described by The New York Times as “gorgeous and contemplative,” the Dave Douglas Quintet is led by the prolific trumpeter, composer and educator Dave Douglas. A recipient of two Grammy nominations […]

The Bicoastal Collective was formed in 2007 a has featured musicians from all over North America. Co-lead by Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington the collective performs composition by its leaders and has been showcased at festivals from San Jose, CA to Halifax, NS.  The Bicoastal collective size changes from project to project; most recently the […]