Dear Fans and Friends,
The time has come. The labels LEOPARD & JAZZLINE start again with releases. We all hope that the bad Corona time will end soon and our artists will be live on stage again.
Let's look forward to excellent album releases, e.g. with Stephanie Lottermoser, Bob Mintzer, Ricky Peterson & The Peteron Brothers, Mark Lettieri or at Jazzline Classics with Wes Montgomery and a 3 CD box of previously unreleased jazz recordings with Kurt Edelhagen and his orchestra.
The JAZZLINE / LEOPARD Team
The two labels JAZZLINE & LEOPARD, united under DELTA Music Media GmbH, showcase the broad spectrum of jazz (JAZZLINE), funk (LEOPARD) and related styles. Constraining genre boundaries are often deliberately ignored.
Whereas JAZZLINE focuses predominantly on the so-called “contemporary jazz” segment, involving established artists as well as new discoveries, LEOPARD presents funk, rock and fusion of the highest quality. Both labels are the artistic home of musicians such as Maceo Parker, Randy Brecker, Steps Ahead, Vince Mendoza, the WDR Big Band, Bobby Sparks or Jan Felix May, to name but a few.
In co-operation with the NDR, the ONKEL PÖ series of JAZZLINE makes legendary concert recordings from the influential German venue Onkel Pö in Hamburg available to the public. Recordings of these concerts have never been released before.
JAZZLINE & LEOPARD are managed by the producer and two-times Grammy winner Joachim Becker, who attaches great importance to the quality of production and sound.
Most of the releases are also available on disc, using the direct metal mastering technique and are pressed on 180g.
DEEP: The Baritone Sessions Vol. 2 Well known for his tight, aggressively grooving brand of rhythm playing, whether in the service of the GRAMMY...
THE CHECK IN Alongside Wolfgang Haffner, The Kiel-born Jost Nickel is one of the very few top German tour & session drummers whose name also enjoys...
KURT EDELHAGEN & HIS ORCHESTRA
The Story Of A Great Band With Discipline and Precision About ten metres below the stage of the large broadcasting hall, or “Großer Sendesaal“, in the...
ACK VAN ROOYEN
ACK VAN ROOYEN - 90 Play just one note and I know who you are. It is often the unique own sound of an instrumentalist that gives him or her away –...
BOB MINTZER & WDR BIG BAND COLOGNE
SOUNDSCAPES Bob Mintzer has the knack. Whether he picked it up during his brief stint in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, his two year tenure...
ST. PAUL PETERSON is back!
We all know him from the movie PURPLE RAIN and as a member of the bands THE FAMILY und THE TIME: St. Paul Peterson. Now this all-round musician will...
Welcome PHIL LASSITER !
Phil was Prince’s musical director when he showed up at the Montreux Jazz Festival some years ago with a surprisingly large band, a big band that...
Alongside Mark Lettieri, CODY WRIGHT is one of the hottest young electronic bass musicians in the United States. Cody will strengthen our artist roster...
MARRIAGE MATERIAL is the name of the band established by percussionist Felix Lehrmann from Berlin and bassist Thomas Stieger. Together with their...