JAZZ4EVER-Records was founded 1989 in Nuremberg/Germany as a result of an interview of Alfred Mangold with drummer Wolfgang Haffner in a jazz programme of "Jazztime Nürnberg", which is produced by the city`s jazzclub "Jazz Studio Nürnberg" and broadcasted by the private radio station "Radio F".

The first release was, in consequence, a live recording of the Wolfgang Haffner Jazz Quartet featuring Tony Lakatos, by the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio Franken. Until 1997 four more CDs with Wolfgang Haffner followed, ranging from hardbop to fusion. (Today Wolfgang Haffner is a member of Klaus Doldinger´s Passport, but he played as well with Albert Mangelsdorff, Johnny Griffin, Clifford Jordan, James Moody, Steve Coleman, Jan Garbarek, Randy Brecker, Eddie Daniels and others.)

The label´s aim was to create a platform for mainly - but not exclusively - younger and less known musicians of the remarkable Franconian jazz scene. Up to now they have been amply represented by Brodmann/Pausch, Marco Piludu, Bernhard Pichl, Peter Fulda, and the group "Der Rote Bereich (The Red Zone)" with Frank Möbus and Rudi Mahall.

The originally geographical limitation was exceeded soon after the labels foundation, with the third record presenting the Swiss tenor saxophonist Roman Schwaller. You will also find "metropolitan jazz" in JAZZ4EVER - Records - catalogue: the Association Urbanetique and groups with tenor player Christof Griese, representing the Berlin jazz scene as well as now Frank Möbus and Rudi Mahall. And you will even find US-American musicians: alto player Pete Yellin, the trumpet players Benny Bailey and Tim Hagans, trombone player Hal Crook and bassist Ed Schuller.

JAZZ4EVER-Records is a synonym for fresh and lively jazz music from mainstream to avantgarde, based on tradition and looking forward to the modern trend.

JAZZ4EVER-Records are distributed by SunnyMoon
in Germany and Benelux