Resonance Records is a division of the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporation created to discover the next jazz stars - passionate, brilliant musicians from around the world.
We assist and support them through recording, performance opportunities and distribution of their art.
Every Resonance CD and DVD is produced without compromise, to create and preserve our artists' jazz legacy.
George Klabin - President
He is the founder and president of the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, and the centerpiece of his bold and
innovative plan is Resonance Records, a new Los Angeles-based label that released its first recordings
in March of 2008. Klabin, with over two decades of experience as a producer and audio engineer, has recorded
a full spectrum of Jazz heavyweights for a wide variety of major labels. These include Dexter Gordon, Bill
Evans, James Moody, Illinois Jacquet, Keith Jarrett, Albert Ayler, Charles Lloyd, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
Big Band and many more. As owner of the legendary New York recording studio Sound Ideas, Klabin was the
overseer of sessions for top stars like James Brown and Quincy Jones as well as pure jazz giants such as
Sonny Stitt, Tommy Flanagan and Archie Shepp. Drawing from that priceless experience and his direct participation
in the New York jazz scene from the mid-‘60s into the ‘80s, Klabin combined it with 10 years of
experience in the world of non-profit foundations to form the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation in 2005. For information, read
an extensive interview with George Klabin and this article by Jazz.com.
Zev Feldman - Executive Vice President & General Manager
Sydney B. Lanex - Label Office & Product Manager