Palmetto Records

Palmetto Records is an independent American jazz record company and label in New York City founded in 1990 by guitarist Matt Balitsaris.[1][2]

Palmetto Records
Founded1990 (1990)
FounderMatt Balitsaris
Distributor(s)MRI/RED Distribution
Country of originU.S.

Issues began with those by Balitsaris, then Greg Hatza in 1993. Eventually it added to its catalogue Peter Bernstein, Joel Frahm, Larry Goldings, Andrew Hill, Cecil McBee, Dewey Redman, and Matt Wilson.[3]

Balitsaris retired from music and began working for Fonkoze, a charity in Haiti. He was chairman of the board until 2015.[4]



  1. ^ Kennedy, Gary W. (2001). "Palmetto". In Root, Deane L. (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "Palmetto Records".
  3. ^ Kennedy, Gary (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 221. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  4. ^ Arvedlund, Erin (25 December 2016). "Retired music producer now plays in tune with Haiti microfinance nonprofit Fonkoze". Retrieved 14 February 2017.

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