(Est. 1969, includes Concord Vista, Feinery Records, Monster Records) In the 1960s, businessman and civic leader Carl Jefferson organized the Concord Jazz Festival in Northern California, motivated by the opportunity to see his favorite jazz artists perform live. Eventually, he would create a recording home for those musicians and form what would become Concord Records. Today, with a family of labels that includes several key partnership and imprints, Concord has amassed a catalog of over 1,000 albums and 10,000 recordings of individual songs from an expanding roster of world-class vocal and instrumental artists. In 1999, entertainment veterans Norman Lear and Hal Gaba purchased the label, helping the company to attract such artists as Barry Manilow, Peter Cincotti, Ozomatli, Ray Charles, and Maurice White.
Part of the Concord family, Feinery was created in partnership with the "Ambassador of American Song" and one of the leading archivists of American popular music, Michael Feinstein. The label presents hidden gems from our cultural heritage, both recording current favorite artists and restoring archival material and musical broadcasts. The first Feinery release was Livingston & Evans Featuring Michael Feinstein Livingston & Evans Songbook.