Concord Jazz is a record company and label created in 1973 by Carl Jefferson, the founder of Concord Records and former owner of Jefferson Motors Lincoln Mercury dealership in Concord, CA. It was named after Concord, California, a suburb of San Francisco, and the jazz festival which Jefferson also started. Early on the label produced some of the biggest names in jazz, including Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Ray Brown, and Rosemary Clooney, and in recent times Chick Corea, Eliane Elias, and Kurt Elling. It is owned by Concord Bicycle Music.[1]

Concord Jazz
Parent companyConcord Bicycle Music
Founded1973 (1973)
FounderCarl Jefferson
Distributor(s)Universal Music (worldwide distribution)
Craft Recordings (reissues)
Country of originU.S.
LocationBeverly Hills, California
Concord Jazz label
Concord Jazz label



  1. ^ "Concord Jazz". Concord Music Group. Retrieved 9 July 2016.