Current Artists

Allen Dennard

Allen Dennard

"Flashback" is a series of original compositions composed by Dennard that capture vivid evocations from his upbringing as well as recent recollections from his young adulthood, including memories from life-altering occurrences such as the 2020 covid-19 pandemic as...

Amber Weekes

Amber Weekes

On A Lady With A Song, Amber Weekes pays homage to one of her inspirations, Nancy Wilson, while welcoming such all-stars as guitarists Russell Malone and Paul Jackson Jr., tenor-saxophonists Gerald Albright and Rickey Woodard, and Justo Almario on flute. Arranged and...

Ana Nelson

Ana Nelson

In her career so far, Ana Nelson has shown that she has equal skill and sensitivity in playing jazz, classical and Latin music whether on alto-sax or clarinet. She has mellow tones on her instruments but also displays inner passion in her improvisations. Bridges, her...

Andrew Danforth

Andrew Danforth

As a sophomore in High School I received a lesson from a New York jazz trombonist that changed my perspective on music. In the lesson I was asked to play some fundamental jazz exercises (ii-V-I licks) for the teacher to gauge where I was at in my playing. Having never...

Ball State University Jazz Ensemble

Ball State University Jazz Ensemble

This is the first recording of the Ball State Jazz program and features five student compositions/arrangements and one from faculty member Dr. Scott Routenberg. I am extremely proud of this final product. Through the Jazz composition and arranging classes the students...

Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble

Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble

On January 22nd, 2021, my cousin died. She was 109. Her name was Margaret Chisley, and for me, this was a great loss. She had been bedridden for several years, but was still lucid and able to remember facts about my father’s heritage. She was aligned with my father’s...

Bowmanville

Bowmanville

The Chicago-based Bowmanville has a unique sound of its own. Comprised of violinist-leader Ethan Adelsman, Graham Nelson on harmonica and vocals, guitarist Mason Jiller, Oliver Horton (and occasionally Ethan Philion) on bass, and drummer Noah Plotkin, their...

Brent Laidler

Brent Laidler

Brent attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Music Education with a minor in Composition. He also attended Red Wing Technical Institute for Band Instrument Repair, owns and operates Brent’s Bench, Inc. Band Instrument Repair Shop in Lafayette and has...

Brian Landrus

Brian Landrus

Duke Ellington famously professed that when composing for his revered orchestra he wrote for the individual players, not for their instruments. For his stunning new album celebrating the timeless music of Ellington and his frequent composing partner Billy Strayhorn,...

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra

On The Gennett Suite, acclaimed composer-arranger Brent Wallarab weaves a masterpiece from the music and history that birthed the recording industry Repurposing century-old compositions, Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra removes shroud of time from the music and the story of...

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra featuring Everett Greene

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra has re-released their popular 2006 big band jazz Christmas Album, Carol of the Bells on Patois Records. The re-release features four brand-new bonus tracks including a new version of "I'll Be Home for Christmas", featuring legendary...

Caroline Cabading

Caroline Cabading

The name itself means "story" in one of the Philippine ethno-linguistic groups of my family: the Cebuano language. For over 20 years now I've been studying the ancestral music, dance and epic poetry of various Philippine tribal groups and one art form in particular...

The Charlie Apicella Trio

The Charlie Apicella Trio

Classic Guitar is NYC based guitarist Charlie Apicella’s seventh record, available on 180 gram audiophile vinyl and CD. It celebrates 1950s guitarists Johnny Smith, Freddie Green, and Barney Kessel, in solo guitar, duo, and trio settings. On his first record of...

Dana Fitzsimons

Dana Fitzsimons

My previous recording, The Cheap Ensemble, was inspired by a Gerhard Richter painting that evoked and amplified then-present feelings of melancholy, nostalgia, restlessness, and agitation. It was also the start of a journey of trying to make honest, personal, and...

Dave Flippo

Dave Flippo

Going for Radio Adds August 8, 2021 FILE: Jazz Suggest Tracks: 7,8,9,10,11,15Listen to: “Stop”Going for Radio Adds May 14, 2021 FILE: JazzListen to: “Finch...

Dave Stryker

Dave Stryker

Fresh off their summer tour opening for Steely Dan, Stryker releases Prime—the first recording featuring his working trio. Along with Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums, Stryker offers eight new compositions and the beautiful standard “I Should Care.”...

Dave Stryker Trio with Bob Mintzer

Dave Stryker Trio with Bob Mintzer

In the summer of 2023, the Dave Stryker Trio joined forces with tenor saxophone legend Bob Mintzer to record an album of new music prior to playing a week at Birdland in NYC. Stryker and Mintzer had been friends for many years and Bob arranged and conducted an album...

Dawn Derow

Dawn Derow

In her acclaimed cabaret show, My Ship: Songs from 1941, and on her debut ZOHO CD release, award-winning vocalist Dawn Derow delivers a perfect storm of entertainment. In this wonderfully crafted work, her voice is crystalline and confident, while her vocal control...

Don Paul and Rivers Answer Moons

Don Paul and Rivers Answer Moons

LOVE OVER WAR opens with three anthems, with and without vocals. Each of these six Tracks is steeped in New Orleans flavors and idioms. Each is rooted in the rock- solid but syncopating drums-set of Herlin Riley and the uniquely sensitive and on-time bass-lines of...

Don Paul and Hamid Drake

Don Paul and Hamid Drake

Don Paul is the leader or producer of 23 albums. He currently works with Hamid Drake and Alex de Grassi in the GALLOP Trio and with them and Kidd Jordan, William Parker and Paul Plimley in the GALLOP Sextet. He's the youngest winner of Wallace Stegner Fellowship in...

Doug Munro

Doug Munro

“Putt Lake Toodleloo” marks my 20th release as leader and La Pompe Attack’s third, and probably, final release. My first release, “Courageous Cats”, a vinyl recording with Marshall Toppo and John Jones III, was released on Novus Records in 1986. It’s been a long and...

Edward Simon

Edward Simon

::The Edward Simon Trio (w/ Adam Cruz, drums and Reuben Rogers, bass) and special guest artists, award- winning Mexican vocalist Magos Herrera and percussionist Luis Quintero, present a program celebrating the legacy of Latin American women songwriters such as Violeta...

Evan Drybread

Evan Drybread

Evan is a freelance saxophonist from Indianapolis, Indiana and performs with many of the finest musicians in the Midwest. He frequently performs at the Jazz Kitchen, Chatterbox Jazz Club, and many other events in town including Indy Jazz Fest and Concerts on the...

Gaea Schell

Gaea Schell

GAEA SCHELL, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and vocalist, plays piano and flute on IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY, and she also sings on a couple of tunes. The album consists of seven Latin-tinged original compositions, one straight-ahead original, and three...

George Freeman

George Freeman

In celebration of guitar legend George Freeman’s 95th birthday on April 10, 2022, Southport Records is pleased to announce the release of “Everybody Say Yeah!”, a new compilation of recordings documenting 26 years of Freeman’s music from our "Real Jazz Made in...

Hope Diamond

Hope Diamond

As Hope prepares for another amazing CD release party this Sept 19th at Campus Jax in Newport since returning from 2 sold out shows in Atlanta this past July 2021, can’t help but reflect on the journey it has been to this point. Hope is celebrating her new album...

Jason Kao Hwang and Critical Response

Jason Kao Hwang and Critical Response

In Book of Stories, arising from composition, improvisation, synergy, and truth seeking, Critical Response challenges the disillusionment and divisiveness that encircle this moment in history. Michael T.A. Thompson and I performed many times with choreographer/dancer...

Jason Kao Hwang / J. A. Deane – Dino Duo

Jason Kao Hwang / J. A. Deane – Dino Duo

J.A. Deane, called “Dino” by his friends, passed away before this CD was completed. Dino started his musical life touring with Tina Turner and eventually became a great innovator of electronic music, which is by any measure, an extraordinary journey. I met him in the...

Jean Fineberg

Jean Fineberg

Bandleader Jean Fineberg has recorded on more than 50 albums, and her compositions have been performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Grammys and the Kennedy Center. The ensemble’s musicians have performed and/or recorded...

Jeff Denson / Romain Pilon / Brian Blade

Jeff Denson / Romain Pilon / Brian Blade

The first time that bassist Jeff Denson and guitarist Romain Pilon got together to record with drummer Brian Blade felt like a lightning strike. Like so many musicians before them, the longtime friends from their days as standout students at Berklee experienced what’s...

Joanie Pallatto featuring Fareed Haque

Joanie Pallatto featuring Fareed Haque

JOANIE PALLATTO CAN MELT YOUR HEART DOWN TO A PUDDLE. JUST LISTEN: You can feel it gripping, easing, turning blue, then — that voice of hers, that supernal, sublime instrument of hers — will bring your heart back like a tempest before the rapture. This isn’t...

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

GUITARIST JORGE GARCIA CELEBRATES ESTEEMED COLLABORATORS ON NEW ALBUM, DEDICATED TO YOU Includes two previously unissued tracks with Richie Cole, Coming February 22, 2022 Although his name is not known to jazz fans nationwide, Cuban-born guitarist Jorge Garcia has...

KATE SMITH PROMOTIONS  CELEBRATES HOLIDAY MUSIC 2023

KATE SMITH PROMOTIONS CELEBRATES HOLIDAY MUSIC 2023

Patois Records is proud to announce that the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra has re-released their popular 2006 big band jazz Christmas Album, Carol of the Bells. The re-release features four brand-new bonus tracks including a new version of I'll Be Home for...

Joseph Daley

Joseph Daley

After over 50 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene – with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Muhal Richard Abrams, Taj Mahal and so many more – Joseph Daley has emerged as one of...

Josie Falbo

Josie Falbo

The 4 song recording features new arrangements of classic holiday songs (The Christmas Song, A Child Is Born and The Christmas Waltz) arranged by Marshall Vente and Carey Deadman (Arranger of Josie's critically CD, "You Must Believe in Spring,) and a new cover version...

Larry Newcomb Quartet

Larry Newcomb Quartet

Veteran jazz guitarist Larry Newcomb and his son bassist Jake Newcomb team up for a high-quality straight ahead jazz quartet set. The Newcombs, who are joined by pianist Thomas Royal and drummer Dave Marsh, perform six of the guitarist’s originals plus swinging...

Laura Ainsworth

Laura Ainsworth

On her fourth album of new material (a best-of LP and expanded Japanese CD, Top Shelf, recently joined her discography), award-winning Dallas-based retro jazz chanteuse Laura Ainsworth offers her fans an album of their requests, from great standards in her unique...

Lorraina Marro

Lorraina Marro

CD Release Show July 9 at Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City On July 15, 2021, Lorraina Marro releases her 3rd album with a team of some of L.A.’s finest musicians: Steve Rawlins on piano, Jennifer Leitham on bass, Grant Geissman on guitar, Steve Pemberton on...

Mark Ortwein

Mark Ortwein

[PRONOUNCER: Ortwine which means place of wine or winemaker] I've been thinking about doing my own set of albums for years, but I'm always very busy playing full time in an orchestra, teaching at a university, doing lots of recording for other people and playing live...

Michael Wetherwax

Michael Wetherwax

Michael Wetherwax grew up in Burbank, California. In his younger years he performed with his family band “The Reflectors” under the direction of his father, who was an accomplished musician, teaching in several different schools in Burbank. In Michael’s teen years, he...

Miguel de León

Miguel de León

Raised in a musical Mexican American family, Miguel de León remembers connecting deeply to the sounds of music he heard around him while growing up: the radio hits of Mexican artists in his parent’s record collection, and hearing recordings of Sergio Mendes & Brazil...

Miró Henry Sobrer

Miró Henry Sobrer

ABOUT THE ALBUMMiró Henry Sobrer’s album, Two of Swords, recounts his struggle to find peace amidst conflicted feelings and thoughts after his father’s death in 2015. Following his father’s death, Miró found himself alone in a world full of political, environmental,...

Rob Dixon/Steve Allee Quintet Ft. Amanda King and Derrick Gardner

Rob Dixon/Steve Allee Quintet Ft. Amanda King and Derrick Gardner

Nationally recognized saxophonist Rob Dixon has worked with a wide variety of artists, from Illinois Jacquet to Ali from "A Tribe Called Quest." In addition to working as a full-time performer, Mr. Dixon is one of the principal organizers, and also education director,...

Robert Irving III/Sonic Portraits Jazz presents: Various Artists

Robert Irving III/Sonic Portraits Jazz presents: Various Artists

"Art Of Protest” is a Various Artists Compiliation on the Sonic Portraits Jazz record label (August 13, 2021 release) produced by Robert Irving III known for his nine year collaboration with Miles Davis. “The project explores the softer side of protest with songs that...

Roger Lewis

Roger Lewis

SHAKE SUMTHIN’!! Roger H. Lewis, saxophonist, joined Gregory Davis, Kevin Harris, and Efrem Towns over 30 years ago to form The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Lewis and the Dozen are known for playing everything from birthdays to funerals…and everything in between. Try to...

Rose Mallett

Rose Mallett

Rose Mallett was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rose began singing in elementary school as a part of the school chorus. Rose’s family relocated to Los Angeles. At the age of 16, Rose formed an R&B singing group with three girlfriends. The group was discovered by...

Sixth Street All Stars

Sixth Street All Stars

Crafted in the vibrant, cross-cultural setting of the San Francisco Bay Area, Everybody is a celebration of community and human connection. Longtime friends and collaborators Molly Skuse and Dana Hinchliffe wrote and produced this buoyant blend of jazz and salsa to...

Steve Million

Steve Million

In 1988, Steve Million was a semifinalist in the internationally renowned Thelonious Monk Piano Competition; that same year, the Missouri native moved to Chicago and never looked back. The music of Monk continued to play an important role in his career. In the 90s he...

Steve Million featuring Sarah Marie Young

Steve Million featuring Sarah Marie Young

I played piano on a steady 5 night a week jazz gig from 2005 until 2020 at Catch 35 in downtown Chicago with the Eric Hochberg Trio. This gig featured a different Chicago jazz artist every night Tuesday through Saturday with me and Eric Hochberg (bass). I invited...

Steve Slagle

Steve Slagle

Featuring: Steve Slagle (alto & soprano saxophone, arrangements, producer), Bruce Barth (piano), Ugonna Okegwo (bass), Jason Tiemann (drums), Richard Sussman (synth orchestration & drum programming tks 1, 4 & 9), & Special Guest - Randy Brecker...

Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas

Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas

"This is 2022 & Susie Blue & The Lonesome Fella's have their eyes on the future - 16 hot and cool, swaggering, staggering tracks recorded with care & authenticity. Originals sit easily with new readings of old favourites from the 50's & 60's, covers of...

Suzanne Pittson

Suzanne Pittson

Suzanne Pittson is an accomplished jazz vocalist, pianist and lyricist living in New York. She grew up in a musical family and began piano studies at age 8. She subsequently earned a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Music (as a classical pianist) from San...

Todd Herbert Quartet

Todd Herbert Quartet

From the opening track, a dark, minor key blues entitled “Blue Visions,” you understand immediately where tenor saxophonist Todd Herbert is coming from. He proudly wears his bold, dark tone and urge to swing on his sleeve, like a medal earned from working in the...

Tony Jones and Jessica Jones

Tony Jones and Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones Leader Jessica Jones plays tenor saxophone and piano and composes most of the band's music and has worked with Joseph Jarman, Cecil Taylor, Steve Coleman, Don Cherry, and Peter Apfelbaum; as well as a variety of Haitian, Caribbean and African bands....

Xiomara Torres

Xiomara Torres

Xiomara grew up with the sound of the marimba de chonta in her native Guapi, Colombia. Her aunts would sing, conjuring the sound of water flowing along the Guapi River. Like all elements in Colombia’s Pacific Coast music, their sound drew essence from the nature...

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet is back just in time for the holidays! The singing foursome and their supporting musicians have put their creative stamp on the timeless art of sizzling, swinging 4-part harmony vocal jazz over the years with their original songbook...

Adam Smale
Adia Ledbetter
Adrian Cunningham
Al Thompson Jr.
Alexa Weber Morales
Alexis Cole
Alison Ruble
Amber Weekes
Amikaeyla & Trelawny Rose
Andrew Distel
Angel Melendez
Angela Hagenbach
Ann Reynolds
Anne Phillips
Art Reyes
Avram Fefer
Baecker Jazz Worship Service
Barbara Levy Daniels
Barbara Sfraga
Barbara Ween
Big Picture Holiday
Bill Cole
Bill Cole & Joseph Daley
Billy Bang & Bill Cole
Billy Jones
Black Olive Jazz
Blanche Blacke
Bob Arthurs / Steve Lamattina
Bob Ferrel
Bob Wolfman
Brent Laidler
Brian Groder
Brian “Mr Ho” O’neill
The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Carol Fredette
Carol Heffler
Carol Mennie
Catherine Dupuis
Cathi Walkup
Charlie Apicella & Iron City
Chris Greene
Chris Rogers
Christian Finger
Christopher Hollyday
Clarkwise Featuring Chris Murrell
Clotilde Rullaud
Cynthia Felton
Damian Rivero
Daniela Schächter
Dave Flippo
Dave Liebman Group
Dave Pietro
Dave Stryker
David Leonhardt
Dawan Muhammad
Diane Hoffman
Django Festival Allstars
Dom Minasi
Don Paul

Doug Munro
Edward Simon
Either/Orchestra
E.J. Decker
El Eco
Eliane Amherd
Elli Fordyce
Eugenie Jones
Event Horizon Jazz Quartet
Frank Catalano
Frank Jackson
Frank Russell
Frankye Kelly
Fred Fried
Gabriel Espinosa
Gabriele Tranchina
Gelber & Manning
George Bernard Dudley Kenyatta
George Cotsirilos
George Gee Big Band
Glauco Sagebin
Grazyna Auguscik
Greg Duncan
Gretje Angell
George Freeman & Chico Freeman
Gregory Hickman-Williams
Hannah Burge
Harvie S
Holly Yarbrough
Howard Johnson And Gravity
In Extremis
Ismael East Carlo
Jack Mouse
Jacob Melchior
James Leary
Jane Stuart
Janice Borla Group
Jared Gold
Jason Kao Hwang
Jason Paul Curtis
Jayne Cortez
Jazz Links Ensemble
JC and The Jazz Hoppers
Jeff Denson
Jeff Greene/Human Motion
Jeff Marx
Jen Siukola
Jerry Vivino Quartet
Jesse Gelber
Jim Buennig
Joan Crowe
Joan Stiles
Joan Watson-Jones
John Mclean
John Vanore & Abstract Truth
John Lamkin II
Jon Hemmersam/Dom Minasi
Jorge Garcia
Joseph Daley
Joshua Davis Group

Josie Falbo
Judy Philbin
Judi Silvano
Julian Yeo
Kat Parra
Kate Ross
Katie Bull
Keith Marks
Kelly Friesen
Kent Miller
Kerry Linder
Kevin Cline
Kim Nazarian
Kristina
Larry Gelb
Larry Newcomb
Laura Ainsworth
Laura Walls
Lauren Hooker
Lepercolateur
Leonisa Ardizzone
Liberation Music Collective
Lisa Sokolov
Liz Childs
Liz Mccomb
Local Lingo
Lolo Irving
Lou Caimano / Eric Olsen
Lucy Smith ~ Autumn In Augusta
Luke Gillespie
Madeleine & Salomon
Marc Courtney Johnson
Marc Pompe
Marco Figueira
Marcus Goldhaber
Mark Moultrup Group
Marko Djordjevic And Sveti
Mary Anne Anderson
Matt Ulery
Mcclenty Hunter Jr.
Meryl Romer
Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace
Michelle Pollace
Michelle Samuels
Miguel De León
Mike Bardash
Mike Ellis
Mike Ferro
Mike Freeman
Mitch Shiner
Molly Holm
Nancy Kelly
Natalie Cressman
Nnenna Freelon & John Brown Big Band
Novak & Haar
Opaluna
Paul Seaforth
Perry Beekman
Peter Macdonough
Peter Paulsen

Peter Zimmer Quartet
Phil Brown
Phil Hawkins
Phyllis Blanford
Rachel Caswell
Rg Royal Sound Orchestra
Rebecca Coupe Franks
Rhiannon
Richard Boulger
Richard Lanham
Ritmos Unidos
Rob Parton
Robert Irving III – Generations
The Rocco John Group
Roger Davidson Trio
Russ Kassoff
Russ Nolan
Saco Yasuma
Sally Stark
Salsa De La Bahia
Sarah Deleo
Sarah Elgeti Quintet
Sathima Bea Benjamin
Sharon Marie Cline
Shaynee Rainbolt
Sherie Julianne
Skip Wilkins
South Nine Ensemble
Speak In Tones
Spirit Fingers
Steve Colson
Steve Johns
Steve Ramsdell
Steve Slagle
Stout & Booth
Suenos Latin Jazz / Steven Hashimoto
Susie Meissner
Susie Thorne
Svetlana And The Delancey Five
Terceto Kali
The Tango Group
Tomas Janzon
Tom Bruner
Tom Graf
Tom Rizzo
Tom Wright
Typhanie Monique
Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger
Untempered Ensemble
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
Virginia Schenck
Vivian Lee
Von Freeman
Vw Brothers
Wayne Wallace
Wendy Waller
Willy’s Nyc Salsa Project
Yamit And The Vinyl Blvd
Zach Brock

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