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19900 Harper Ave.
Harper Woods, MI 48225
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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 Shearing, Gerald Wilson, OscarCastro-Neves, Terry 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.

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But Who's Gonna Play The Melody?

Christian McBride, Edgar Meyer
published: March 12, 2024 | views: 2,233

Con Alma

Oscar Peterson
published: December 31, 2023 | views: 1,670

Zodiac Suite

Aaron Diehl & The Knights
published: December 21, 2023 | views: 645

Christmas Stories

Christian Sands
published: December 01, 2023 | views: 2,084

Con Alma: The Oscar Peterson Trio Live in Lugano, 1964

The Oscar Peterson Trio
published: November 07, 2023 | views: 3,661


Joey Alexander
published: November 06, 2023 | views: 5,393

Veronica Swift

Veronica Swift
published: September 13, 2023 | views: 6,263

Veronica Swift

Veronica Swift
published: September 01, 2023 | views: 5,317

The Winds of Change

Billy Childs
published: May 13, 2023 | views: 6,996

Parallel Motion

The Yellowjackets
published: November 06, 2022 | views: 5,760

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The End of Innocence

From the album The Winds of Change
Billy Childs
November 14, 2023 | Listens: 3,917

Generation Y

From the album The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Aaron Diehl
March 22, 2013 | Listens: 8,741

The Messenger

From the album The Messenger
Kevin Eubanks
February 28, 2013 | Listens: 8,673

Puck Bunny

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Hot Club Of Detroit
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From the album Sounds of Space
Alfredo Rodriguez
April 28, 2012 | Listens: 9,635

The Dancing Sea

From the album Zen Food
Kevin Eubanks
November 22, 2010 | Listens: 12,415

Wayne's Thang

From the album Sketches of MD: Live At The Iridium
Kenny Garrett
October 6, 2008 | Listens: 20,483

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