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 independent record producer and the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Resonance Records in Los Angeles. He was voted “Rising Star Producer” in DownBeat’s International Critics Poll for his work on a staggering 26 historical jazz recordings in 2016, 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 Records, Real Gone Music and Universal Music Group. Zev is one of the co-producers of 2017’s highly acclaimed Thelonious Monk discovery, Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Sam and Saga Records.

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