Mack Avenue Records

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Mack Avenue Records
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Background Information

Founded

1990's

Founder

Gretchen Valade

Status

Active

Genere

Blues, jazz, R&B

Location

Detroit/Los Angles

Website

www.mackavenue.com

About

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.
In 2006, They opened a Los Angeles office and started a publishing company. Two years later they acquired three contemporary imprints, expanding their boutique roster to include artists such as Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Rahsaan Patterson, Brian Bromberg, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, and the Kenny Rankin catalog, among others. These additions broadened the musical genres they represent.



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