The News

Join Darren at the 9th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival May 6&7, 2011 at the amazing Osthoff Restort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Darren will be performing on Friday night May 6th at 5:15pm and will also be the host of the festival both days,  Other groups performing will be Boney James, Mindi Abair, Norman Brown, Hiroshima, Steve Oliver and Dotsero! Keep the energy going each night with Marcell Guyton as he entertains at the Afterglow in Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge.

Be a part of a wonderful weekend dedicated to the dynamic performances of world-renowned
jazz musicians. Sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and
more! Enjoy eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by the award – winning Osthoff chefs!

Darren has been nominated for 3 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards! The voting is open online now for anyone to vote. Please share this info with any family or friends that might want to cast their votes.

Darren is nominated in these three categories alongside many amazing artists!

- Song Of the Year (Darren Rahn "Talk of the Town")

- New Artist of the Year (Darren Rahn)

- Jazz Collaboration of the Year (Darren Rahn & Wayman Tisdale "Whacha Gonna Do For Me)

You can vote online right now at this link:

*** A very special thanks to Alex & P. Mauriat Saxophones and Nicolas & MARCA Reeds France for their amazing support.

Darren ends 2010 with six songs on the Billboard Year End Smooth Jazz Top 50 Chart!!!

#5 - Steve Oliver "Fun In The Sun" (played sax)

#9 - Najee "Sweet Summer Nights" (produced, wrote & mixed)

#12 - Darren Rahn "What Cha Gonna Do For Me" (played sax, produced & mixed)

#40 - Tim Bowman "Let It Shine" (wrote, produced & mixed)

#46 - Darren Rahn "Talk Of The Town" (played sax, wrote, produced & mixed)

#47 - Will Donato "Funkability" (wrote, produced & mixed)

Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records announces the recent signing of Saxman / producer Darren Rahn, one of music’s brightest new stars. Having written and or produced some of the formats biggest hits over the last couple of years with his collaborations with Dave Koz and the late great Wayman Tisdale and coming off of a recent #...1 hit of his own "Talk Of The Town", the song title could not be more apropos. Darren is just that. Rahn has proven himself adept at penning memorable modern hits, with many well on their way to becoming format classics.

Darren comments," I’m very excited about joining the Trippin 'N' Rhythm artist roster. As the music industry enters a new era, it's crucial for me to work with a record label that is moving towards the future. I've known Les & Jeff for several years and have been consistently impressed by their commitment to their artists and to quality music. I'm looking forward to releasing my best work ever with the Trippin' team!"

Says label Owner/CEO, Les Cutmore, "I could not be more excited about bringing Darren into the trippin family. We have kept a close eye on him over the last few years and have come to realize the purity of his talent, his passion, work ethic and high level of professionalism. Darren’s fresh approach to music making, makes him an invaluable asset to the label, fits beautifully into our business model and is sure to elevate bar as we move into the next phase of the format's growth". Darren will soon enter the studio to begin work on his third record and Trippin debut due summer of 2011.

Congrats to guitarist extraordinaire Tim Bowman for making the top 10 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart with his new single "Let it Shine" - currently at #7. Darren had the honor of producing, mixing and co-writing it!

NuGroove Records is proud to present "Tale of Two Cities," a brand new single from chart-topping saxophonist Darren Rahn.  His last two radio singles were bona fide smash hits on the Billboard chart and have received critical acclaim across the industry.  Darren's work from this album has garnered 6 nominations in multiple categories for both the American and Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. When asked about his new single, Rahn  says "I'm really excited for 'Tale of Two Cities' to finally be on the radio. It's one of my personal favorites on this album and is by far the most well-received and requested song I've done."

In an industry that is changing and evolving more dramatically than ever, Darren Rahn remains at the forefront, delivering music that is both cutting-edge and timeless, words that perfectly capture the essence of "Tale of Two Cities."

Watch for Darren's new radio single "Tale of Two Cities" coming your way any day now... The official add date is Oct. 18th but stations are already playing it early! Call or email your local radio or internet radio station to request it!

Join Darren tonight at Jimmy Mak's in Portland for a fun show with fellow saxophonist Eldon T. Jones! Show starts at 8pm... It's gonna be a great night of live music and both Eldon and Darren will be playing P. Mauriat Saxophones and MARCA reeds! A big shout out to Alex at P. Mauriat Saxophones and Nicolas at MARCA reeds for providing world class products for saxophonists!

Come see Darren this Wednesday June 28th with keyboardist Nate Harasim at a free after work concert in Reno, NV. It'll be a great night of fun music for all! Check the tour dates page for details.

Join Darren on August 7th in Seattle at the KWJZ Music Festival at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. It's gonna be a killer festival. We're looking forward to seeing you at the show! More info at