Concord Picante

(Est. 1980) – Concord Jazz founder Carl Jefferson created the Concord Picante imprint to provide a much-needed home for such seminal Latin jazz musicians as Cal Tjader, who released the label’s first album, the GRAMMY-winning La Onda Va Bien.  A quarter of a century later, the label boasts one of the premier catalogs of Latin legends including Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Bobo, Laurindo Almeida, Ray Barretto, Poncho Sanchez, and many others.  Virtually defining the Latin jazz genre, Concord Picante continues to be a market leader in this treasured tradition.