Developed by African-American and Creole musicians in New Orleans in the early 1900s and then popularized across the US by radio broadcasts and traveling musicians, Jazz remains one of the principal musical genres more than a century later. Characterized by improvised melodic lines, substitute harmonies and syncopated rhythms. Sub-genres include Swing, Bebop, Fusion, and Smooth Jazz, as well as styles tied to specific instrumentation such as Big Band Jazz and Boogie-woogie Piano. Blues is a related style based on repeated 12-measure sections.

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1201 Music
Independent label offering CDs of Contemporary, Classic, and New Age Jazz. News, artist and CD listing, MP3 downloads, and shop.
About Time Records
Independent producers of Jazz records and Compact disks. Artists include Henry Threadgill, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Jerome Cooper, and Joe Morris. Catalog and how to order.
Ahead Behind Music
Specializes in Progressive Acoustic Jazz. CDs and recording products available and calendar of upcoming performances. Based in California, USA.
German label run by former agent Heinz Ulm. News, information on represented artists, and contact information.
Arabesque Recordings
A New York City-based label home to several Jazz artists such as Jane Ira Bloom, and the saxophonist Charles McPherson.
Arbors Records
Home of Contemporary Classic Jazz and Swing.
Auand Records
Italian independent label. Artists, news, catalogs, and contact information.
Ayler Records
Swedish label specializing in modern improvisational Jazz, featuring Noah Howard, Peter Brötzmann, and John Stevens. Includes artist biographies, reviews, and online ordering.
Babel Label
Located in London, focussing on contemporary UK artists. Includes biographies, release information, news and tour dates.
Backseat Recordings
A company publishing LoFi Urban Jazz and Soul beats from the internet tracker scene on limited pressed vinyls.
Big Tone Records
Based in Berlin, Germany. Catalog, samples, and order information.
Black Hat Records
Acoustic modern Jazz label from the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. CD information, audio samples, MP3s, reviews, and press kit.
Blue Beat Productions
An independent label and distributor working mainly with the genre. Located in Southern Sweden.
Blue Canoe Records
An indie company based outside of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Profile, products, services, press releases, and contact information.
Blue Note Records
American label releasing jazz recordings since the 1950s. Features news, information, specials, and links.
Carpet Cat Records
Home of the Ron Kobayashi Trio as well as many other Southern California Jazz artists.
Challenge Records International
An independent company, located in the Netherlands. Focuses on Jazz and Classical, which is complemented with titles from a variety of music styles.
Chiaroscuro Records
Producing mainstream Jazz recordings. Features catalog, CD gallery, and contact information.
Cornerstone Records
An artist-run independent label based in Canada. Catalogue, artists, ordering and contact information.
Criss Cross Jazz
Fully indexed catalog of CD albums issued on the label.
Cryptogramophone Records
Los Angeles jazz label with artists such as Alan Broadbent, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, and Peter Erskine. Offers online sales of recordings.
Dodicilune Records
An Italian independent label that features a view on Jazz World and Contemporary.
Doublemoon Records
A company based in Istanbul, Turkey. Aims to create a new sound by combining world music with a touch of Jazz.
Editio Princeps
Brazilian label for Jazz, Jazz-rock and Progressive CDs, including artists like Grupo Um, Sérgio Dias (Mutantes), Lelo Nazário, Som Nosso de Cada Dia, Percussônica, Akinetón Retard, Pé Ante Pé, and Daniel C. Romani (Módulo 1000).
Fiasko Records
An independent record label founded by Finnish musicians. Includes bands and artists listing, catalogue, and shop.
Four Leaf Clover Records
Swedish Jazz label in business for 25 years. Recordings from European, and American Jazz musicians.
Fresh Sound Records
A label for classic Jazz reissues and new recordings on the new talent series. The site also includes links to Tumbao Cuban Classics, Caney, RCA Classics, Blue Moon, Palladium and other labels under Blue Moon.
GemTone Records
Releases Jazz and Blues artists from Southern California, including Edmund Velasco, George Matoian, Ken Schoppmeyer and Len Rainey. Audio, video, pictures, biographies, and gig calendars.
Global View Records
Features Jazz/World-fusion group Clayton Englar and Equinox, and Windmill Saxophone Quartet. RealAudio samples, reviews, and links.
GM Recordings
Catalog includes genres from Ragtime to Avant Garde, and Classical music. Artists, new releases, and sales information.
Hao Records
Releasing the music of five Jazz musicians from Japan. Albums, orders, news, and general information.
Heart Music
Independent Jazz label, specializing in instrument virtuosity. News, artists listing, and ordering.
Heat Records
Los Angeles, USA-based contemporary Jazz label.Includes artists' biographies, catalogue, online shopping, audio samples, and news.
Musicians and visual artists from Antwerp, Belgium. Includes recording artists Kiss My Jazz, Goreslut, Rudy Trouve, Sue Daniels, and Lionel Horrowitz Combo. Audio, news.
Hot Dog Records
Specializes in electronic distribution of its artists. Releases DJ Herbert Hoover, and Haight Free Radio. Music types include Jazz and Jazztronica music.
Invisible Music
Independent Jazz record label featuring the works of Northern New England, USA artists. Sound clips, biographies, reviews and secure online ordering.
Jardis Music Heiner Franz
A Guitar label presenting information on artists and CDs. Online sales.
Jazz Records
Founded by Lennie Tristano, catalog of his and several other musicians' works. Details of recordings and where they can be purchased.
JSL Records
Compositions and recordings by Judi Silvano, and Joe Lovano.
Juniper Records
Alternative Jazz record label, run by musicians based in New York City, USA. RealAudio clips, upcoming gigs, and CDs for sale.
Justin Time Records
Canada's world renowned independent Jazz label.
LadyBird Productions
Swedish Jazz label, website in English and Swedish.
Level Green
Publishes Jazz and Avant-Garde CDs. Artists include Ted Curson, Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, Chris Jarrett and others.
LJ Records
Focuses on Modern and Fusion Jazz music from Sweden.
Ma Recordings Online
Recordings in natural acoustic spaces of noted performers.
Mainstem Productions
Jazz recordings generally from the mainstream of the music. Catalogue features musicians worldwide but specializes in the presentation of British talent on CD and live.
Moo Records
Southern California label featuring Jazz artists Otmaro Ruiz, Hideaki Tokunaga, Bruce Saunders, and others.
Music In the Vines
Featuring San Francisco, USA area Jazz artists. Bookings, and CD purchase.
Neoga Records, Inc.
The official website of Neoga Records, Inc., the Joe Parillo Ensemble, and the Joe Parillo Trio
A label specializing in American and European Jazz. Horace Tapscott, Curtis Clarke, Earnst Reijseger, Roberto Miranda and Sean Bergan are just a few of the featured artists.
Focuses on younger, non-mainstream Jazz musicians. Artists and CDs, press reviews, and store.
OriginArts Records
Seattle, USA-based Jazz label focused on the promotion of Northwest musicians and their music.
Past Perfect
Jazz, Big band and Swing era nostalgia and music digitally remastered as CDs - featuring Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Billy Holliday amongst others.
Pi Recordings
Independent label mainly dedicated to the work of Henry Threadgill. Catalog, samples, and ordering information.
Piadrum Records
A Jazz label located in New Jersey, USA. Provides music samples, project information for resident artists, and on-line CD-ROM ordering.
Playscape Recordings
Label conceived and mananged by guitarist and composer Michael Musillami. Artists include Thomas Chapin, Mario Pavone, and Marty Erlich. Real Audio/MP3 soundclips and online purchasing.
Ropeadope Records
Features: Dj Logic, Philadelphia Experiment,The Word,John Medeski, North Mississippi All-stars, Robert Randolph, Bullfrog, Kid Koala, Sexmob, Karl Denson, and NYC Fusion Jazz. Information about shows, CDs, downloads and MP3s.
Satellites Records
New York, USA-based contemporary Jazz label and artist/owner Ryo Kawasaki's multimedia home page. Including Ryo, Kimiko Itoh, and the late Richard Tee.
Seeley Music Productions
A label featuring Bill Chase and Bud Brisbois.
Sirocco Music
United Kingdom- based label of international artists such as Joe Locke, Tim Garland and Henry Hey.
Songlines Recordings
Specializing in cutting-edge Jazz (with new music/world music influences) from New York, USA's downtown scene and other centres of creative music.
Splash Point Records
A brand new, UK-based label run by and for professional musicians.
Symbol Records
An independent company featuring new United Kingdom recordings
Tantara Productions
Specializes in the Progressive Big Bband music of Stan Kenton.
TransAtlantic Radio
Releases digital restorations of Jazz and Hot Dance music from the 1920s and 1930s on compact disc.
Verve Music Group
Includes Verve, GRP, Blue Thumb, and Impulse! labels, with audio, artist and album and artist pages.
Vintage Music Productions
Early Jazz and Dance music from the 1920s to the 1940s, digitally restored to compact disc. Many rare and hard-to-find artists.
Devoted to composer/musician Carla Bley's record company which is comprised of two labels called WATT and XtraWATT. Steve Swallow and Karen Mantler are both featured at this location.
WorldView Music
World-beat Jazz record label. Albums feature Warm Coastal Jazz, African persussion, Acoustic guitar, and World-beat Blues.

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