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Heads Up

Established in 1990, Heads Up International has been successfully carving its niche in the world of contemporary instrumental music. In addition to numerous Grammy awards and nominations, the label has also garnered awards from various high-profile music publications and other industry organizations for its combination of brilliant artists, compelling repertoire and high quality production standards. More than just a contemporary music label with jazz, fusion and R&B instrumental sensibilities, Heads Up has amassed a catalog that boasts a diversity of styles representing nearly every corner of the globe: African, Latin, Caribbean, European and more. A proven leader in the genre, the label boosts an impressive roster including: Esperanza Spalding, Fourplay, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, Mindi Abair and, Mike Stern, among others.


HEADS UP FEATURED ARTISTS

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

If “esperanza” is the Spanish word for hope, then bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding could not have been given a more fitting name at birth. Spalding won the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist in 2011. MORE

Jeff Lorber

Jeff Lorber

Over three decades after breaking ground as leader of the pioneering Jeff Lorber Fusion, the Philly-born and bred composer, producer and keyboard legend is still keeping the vibes fresh and the grooves funky. MORE

Peter Cincotti

Peter Cincotti

Born July 11, 1983 in New York City, Peter Cincotti started tinkling the keys of a toy piano when he was three years old. It was love at first C chord. "A year later I was taking lessons," Cincotti recalls. "My mother asked the teacher to let me play whatever I wanted."

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Peter White

Peter White

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. MORE