The SRG/ILS group is excited to announce the launch of our new imprint, SRG Jazz! At its core Jazz has always been a multi-genre hybrid, and our foundation in Soul, R&B, Gospel, and Blues music has naturally led to this new endeavor.
SRG Jazz looks to continue the development of this innately American art form by partnering with musicians who want to fully participate in their careers and their recordings. We believe that artists must participate in the ownership of their own recordings so true partnerships can exist between creators and business.
With SRG/ILS’s long relationship with the Universal Music Group, SRG Jazz creates an international platform for artists to have their music heard and experienced.
The road to SRG Jazz started when the company signed Jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips and released his Hip Hop and R&B influenced album Pulling Off The Covers. In addition to the recent announcement of the signing of Jazz legend David Benoit, over the last three years there have been releases from Allen Hinds, Xavier Gordon, Damien Escobar, Jeff Bradshaw, and a new album from Mike Phillips.
We are celebrating the debut of SRG Jazz with a compilation of the best tracks released by the label including Contemporary Jazz radio hits “City Lights” by Mike Phillips, “Taboo” by Damien Escobar, and “If You Want Me To Stay” by Xavier Gordon featuring Marcus Miller and Gerald Albright. Also included are classic tracks from Gino Vannelli, Take 6, and Eric Johnson.