Concord Jazz

Rated by critics as one of the finest jazz imprints in the world, CONCORD JAZZ has been releasing critically acclaimed recordings since its inception in 1973. Founded by local businessman and entrepreneur Carl Jefferson, CONCORD JAZZ quickly became home to such legends as Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Charlie Byrd, Rosemary Clooney,Stan Getz and Mel Tormé. Today, the label continues to play an essential role in keeping jazz’s rich artistic traditions alive by proudly representing the works of Chick Corea, Hiromi, George Benson, Dianne Reeves, Curtis Stigers, Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling and Eliane Elias. CONCORD JAZZ also has a strong focus on the next generation of jazz greats including the likes of Takuya Kuroda, Ben Williams and rising star Jazzmeia Horn.