Delmark RecordsDelmark Records

4121 N. Rockwell Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618
[email protected]


Number represents reach distance in miles from city

Chicago 60

Delmark was sold by Robert G. Koester to Delmark Records LLC on May 1, 2018. Musicians & composers Julia A. Miller & Elbio Barilari are the new management of Delmark Records; Julia as President & CEO and Elbio as Artistic Director. Longtime Delmark’s stalwart Steve Wagner stays with the company in an expanded position of Label & Studio Manager.

Delmark Records is the oldest continuously operating jazz and blues independent record label in the United States. It was founded by Robert G. Koester in St. Louis, Missouri in 1953, originally under the name “Delmar.” In 1958, Koester and the label relocated to Chicago with the label’s current name: Delmark.

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Year established: 1953

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