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MACK AVENUE

Mack Avenue Records

CONTACTS

Publicists:
Maureen McFadden

Secondary Publicists:
Matthew Jurasek
Gabrielle Howarth
Don Lucoff

Label Contact:
Cameron Smith
Shannon Moore
Sharon Green

Radio Contact:
Mark Rini // Groov Marketing

Intern Contact:
Casey Conroy

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Founded in the late 1990’s in Detroit, Michigan, Mack Avenue Records’ beginnings were conceived out of a genuine love for jazz and the artists that create it. Gretchen Valade, the label’s founder, sat at the grand piano in her living room composing Nat King Cole and Peggy Lee–inspired vocal charts and wanted to find a way to get them recorded. In that moment Mack Avenue was born. The label’s first few recordings spotlighted both young talent and storied jazz veterans, a mix which contributed to our artistic philosophy in the years that followed.

With new recordings by George ShearingGerald WilsonOscarCastro-NevesTerry Gibbs and a handful of newcomers, passion guided our early agenda and shortly a business infrastructure emerged to match it. Creatively we were driven by the idea that we could be a partner to highly-acclaimed established artists looking to further their careers and, at the same time, nurture the next generation of jazz’s undiscovered greats. Soon, Mack Avenue’s releases were being noticed globally for their attention to artistic merit as well as sonic and visual quality.

In 2006, we opened our Los Angeles office and started our publishing company. Two years later we acquired three contemporary imprints, expanding our boutique roster to include artists such as Jonathan ButlerKirk WhalumRahsaan PattersonBrian BrombergRick BraunRichard Elliot, and the Kenny Rankin catalog, among others. These additions broadened the musical genres that we represent to include gospel, adult R&B, singer/songwriter and blues, stepping out from the jazz genre for the first time. Around that time critically acclaimed artists such as Kenny GarrettStanley JordanChristian McBrideYellowjacketsDanilo PérezGary Burton and Kevin Eubanks began to record with the label, strengthening our place among leading modern day jazz recording companies.

Mack Avenue’s recordings have won or been nominated for multiple Grammy®, NAACP, A2IM Libera Awards and other media honors, including our most recent Grammy® nominees Stanley Clarkeand Alfredo Rodríquez (2015) and Cecile McLorin SalvantJimmy GreeneKirk Whalum and Christian McBride (2016). Our artists have enjoyed top positions on numerous sales, radio and other industry charts, and much of that success has been driven by a combination of creative instinct, strategic risk taking and sound business practices. This was made possible because one very enthusiastic music fan in Detroit sat at her piano and decided she wanted to record what she was writing. She got those songs recorded – in style – and then watched as her creation blossomed, providing leadership and vision at critical points along the way.

As our creative endeavors and passionate commitment lead us into a variety of genres, our primary mission of recording and presenting music that inspires remains intact. Take a look around our site, visit us on social media and enjoy some great music in the process!  

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NEWS

  • AVAILABLE NOW: Stanley Clarke | “The Message” | Mack Avenue Records - AVAILABLE NOW on Mack Avenue Records: Renowned Bassist Stanley Clarke Celebrates 45 Years Since Debut Album as a Leader with The Message   Longtime Touring Band of Young Innovative Collaborators Hunkered Down in Paris to Write Album While Tour was Delayed due to Tunisian Terror Attacks   Album Features Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Cyrille Aimée | “Cyrille Aimée Live” | Mack Avenue Records - AVAILABLE NOW via Mack Avenue Records: Cyrille Aimée Turns the Page with Live Finale of Longstanding Band While Looking to New Adventures in Music and Life with Cyrille Aimée Live The end of one chapter means the beginning of another. Like all the best cliffhangers, Cyrille Aimée Live leaves the audience wanting more…but also eager to…
  • Available Tomorrow: Tia Fuller | “Diamond Cut” | Mack Avenue Records - Available Tomorrow on Mack Avenue Records: An Empowered Tia Fuller Returns After Six Year Recording Hiatus: Saxophonist Withstood Extreme Pressures, Came Out Radiating Pure Light Diamond Cut: Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Album Features: Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, James Genus, Adam Rogers, Bill Stewart, and Sam Yahel “An unimpeachable force on the alto is back,…
  • Available Now: Cameron Graves | “Planetary Prince: The Eternal Survival EP” | Mack Avenue Records - Available Now on Mack Avenue Records: Cameron Graves – The Planetary Prince – Advances Truth of Creativity with New Release, Planetary Prince: The Eternal Survival EP, feat. Stanley Clarke, Kamasi Washington, & Ronald Bruner, Jr. Who is the Planetary Prince? According to keyboardist and composer Cameron Graves, it’s him. The title and concept go back long before…
  • Available Now: Christian Sands | “REACH Further EP” | Mack Avenue - Out Today on Mack Avenue Records: Christian Sands’ Digital-Only Live REACH FURTHER EP New Full-Length Album Scheduled for Fall 2018 After a dynamic 2017, filled with international touring and the release of his critically acclaimed Mack Avenue Records debut album REACH, singularly talented pianist, GRAMMY® Award-nominee, and Steinway artist Christian Sands is expanding on his…
  • Christian Sands | “REACH FURTHER EP” | Available May 18 via Mack Avenue Records - Christian Sands Announces Ambitious Summer with Digital-Only Live REACH FURTHER EP, International Touring & Serving as Creative Ambassador to the Erroll Garner Project REACH FURTHER EP Available May 18 via Mack Avenue Records New Full-Length Album Scheduled for Fall 2018 After a dynamic 2017, filled with international touring and the release of his critically acclaimed…
  • Erroll Garner | “Nightconcert” | Available July 13 via Mack Avenue Records - Octave Music, in Partnership with Mack Avenue Records, to Release Erroll Garner: Nightconcert – Live Recording at Midnight Concert in November of 1964 at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam Features Eight Never-Before-Heard Song Interpretations + Newly Discovered Original Song Available July 13 on Mack Avenue Records There are certain musical artists who have transcended genre…
  • Stanley Clarke | “The Message” | Available June 29 via Mack Avenue Records - Renowned Bassist Stanley Clarke Celebrates 45 Years Since Debut Album as a Leader with The Message, Available June 29 on Mack Avenue Records Longtime Touring Band of Young Innovative Collaborators Hunkered Down in Paris to Write Album While Tour was Delayed due to Tunisian Terror Attacks Album Features Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike Mitchell…
  • Cameron Graves | “Planetary Prince: The Eternal Survival EP” | Available Digitally May 18 via Mack Avenue Records - Cameron Graves – A.K.A. The Planetary Prince – Advances Truth of Creativity with New Release, Planetary Prince: The Eternal Survival EP, feat. Stanley Clarke, Kamasi Washington, & Ronald Bruner, Jr.   Available May 18 on Mack Avenue Records Digital-Only EP Includes: Three Live Performances from The Troubadour & Two Previously Unreleased Tracks from Critically Acclaimed…
  • Tia Fuller | “Diamond Cut” | Available May 25 via Mack Avenue Records - An Empowered Tia Fuller Returns After Six Year Recording Hiatus: Saxophonist Withstood Extreme Pressures, Came Out Radiating Pure Light Diamond Cut, Available May 25 via Mack Avenue Records; Pre-Orders Available This Friday, April 20 Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Album Features: Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, James Genus, Adam Rogers, Bill Stewart, and Sam Yahel Saxophonist,…

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Aaron Diehl

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Dave Bennett

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Dominick Farinacci

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Erroll Garner

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Jimmy Greene

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Joey DeFrancesco

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John Beasley

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Kenny Garrett

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Sean Jones

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Stanley Clarke

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Tia Fuller

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Warren Wolf

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Yellowjackets

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