Cadence Jazz Records was established in 1980 to serve as a home for outstanding Jazz recordings regardless of their commercial appeal. The only mandate has been musical interest and excellence. Over the years, Cadence Jazz has released a wide range of recordings, from 52nd Street Mainstream/Swing all the way to post Free Avant Garde (call it what you may). But what they all have in common is freshness and uncompromised excellence.

Many of today's leading artists have made their recording debuts on Cadence Jazz Records. In addition, Cadence Jazz has issued compelling and universal music from some of the industry's leaders and innovators.