About Resonance Records

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.

Our Team

George Klabin – Co-President
George Klabin 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.

Zev Feldman – Co-President
Zev Feldman is an internationally recognized, independent record producer and the Co-President of Resonance Records in Los Angeles. He is also a consulting producer of archival and historical recordings for Blue Note Records. Over the last 25 years he has worked for PolyGram, Universal Music Group, Rhino/Warner Music Group, Concord Music Group, among others. He won DownBeat Magazine’s International Critics Poll for “Rising Star Producer” in 2016 for his work on a staggering 26 historical jazz recordings that year and was called “the Indiana Jones of jazz” by Stereophile Magazine. In addition to his lauded work at Resonance, where he works closely with the estates of jazz icons such as Bill Evans and Wes Montgomery, he’s also involved with various other labels covering jazz, blues and rock including Elemental Music, Sunset Blvd RecordsReal Gone MusicReel To Real Recordings and others. Zev is one of the co-producers of 2017’s highly acclaimed Thelonious Monk discovery, Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Sam and Saga Records, and another highly lauded Monk discovery Palo Alto from 2020 on Impulse! Records. Feldman is a native Washingtonian who grew up in the DC Area, and is currently in Los Angeles where he’s resided for the last 15 years.

Zak Shelby-Szyszko – Product Manager
Antone DeSantis – Marketing Sales Manager
Fran Gala – Sound Engineer
Matt Silbert – Webmaster