Timeless, swinging, heartfelt, and resonant. Those are just a few fitting words to describe the exceptional live recordings we release through Cellar Live, the stellar studio sessions we put out through Cellar Music, and the revelatory archival recordings we share with jazz lovers through Reel to Real Recordings. Together, the three imprints make us one of the most active and successful independent jazz labels in North America.
Founded in 2001 by tenor saxophonist and impresario Cory Weeds, the label has released close to 150 recordings. They feature an impressive list of jazz masters, such as Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Peter Bernstein, Jeff Hamilton, Charles McPherson, David “Fathead” Newman, Scott Hamilton, and PJ Perry. The roster also includes distinctive voices on their instruments – Jeb Patton, Grant Stewart, Weeds himself, and Juno Award-winning Metalwood among others – along with rising talents like Emmet Cohen, Joshua Bruneau, Ben Paterson, Sam Dillon, and Miki Yamanaka.