Mack Avenue Records

19900 Harper Ave.
Harper Woods, MI 48225
ph. 1-888-640-6225
em. [email protected]


Detroit Ann Arbor

Mack Avenue Records

Founded in the late 1990’s in Detroit, Michigan, Mack Avenue Records’ beginnings were conceived out of a genuine love for jazz and the artists that create it. Gretchen Valade, the label’s founder, sat at the grand piano in her living room composing Nat King Cole and Peggy Lee–inspired vocal charts and wanted to find a way to get them recorded. In that moment Mack Avenue was born. The label’s first few recordings spotlighted both young talent and storied jazz veterans, a mix which contributed to our artistic philosophy in the years that followed.

With new recordings by George Shearing, Gerald Wilson, OscarCastro-Neves, Terry Gibbs and a handful of newcomers, passion guided our early agenda and shortly a business infrastructure emerged to match it. Creatively we were driven by the idea that we could be a partner to highly-acclaimed established artists looking to further their careers and, at the same time, nurture the next generation of jazz’s undiscovered greats. Soon, Mack Avenue’s releases were being noticed globally for their attention to artistic merit as well as sonic and visual quality.

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  1. This Bitter Earth Veronica Swift
    This Bitter Earth
    March 01, 2021
  2. This Bitter Earth Veronica Swift
    This Bitter Earth
    February 07, 2021
  3. Future Stride Emmet Cohen
    Future Stride
    January 27, 2021
  4. MONK'estra Plays John Beasley John Beasley
    MONK'estra Plays John Beasley
    December 17, 2020
  5. Iron Starlet Connie Han
    Iron Starlet
    August 10, 2020
  6. Be Water Christian Sands
    Be Water
    May 20, 2020
  7. Reincarnation Warren Wolf
    April 15, 2020
  8. Iron Starlet Connie Han
    Iron Starlet
    April 05, 2020
  9. The Movement Revisited Christian McBride
    The Movement Revisited
    March 21, 2020
  10. The Vagabond Aaron Diehl
    The Vagabond
    February 16, 2020

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