Motema Music

| Maintained by Kristin MacDougall


8 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
ph. 212-860-6969


Motema Music Motema is dedicated to providing innovative promotion and comprehensive career support to recording and performing artists of power and distinction who have a fiercely original musical vision.

Founded in San Francisco by entrepreneur/performer Jana Herzen in collaboration with arts patrons and industry professionals, Motéma Music now makes its home in Harlem, New York City. The label specializes in jazz and other creative music that spans genres, cultures and generations. The company’s varied international roster of releases has received Grammy ® nominations in jazz, reggae and R&B. The label features a balance of established music icons such as NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston and Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander; innovative artists such as NAACP Image Award nominee Geri Allen, electro/acoustic pianist Marc Cary and maverick vocalist Rene Marie; while also giving chances each year to remarkable debut artists, such as Gregory Porter (whose debut Water came out on Motema in 2010 launching him to international fame), the innovative Jaimeo Brown whose extraordinary debut Transcendence in 2013 brought him to international acclaim and inspired a film of the same name, and the rapidly rising Pedrito Martinez Group whose eponymous 2013 debut has introduced them as an international sensation.

All Reviews

  1. Beyond Now Donny McCaslin
    Beyond Now
    November 08, 2016
  2. Countdown Joey Alexander
    September 17, 2016
  3. Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom) Ted Nash Big Band
    Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)
    August 25, 2016
  4. Celebrating Elvin Jones Will Calhoun
    Celebrating Elvin Jones
    August 11, 2016
  5. Habana Dreams Pedrito Martinez Group
    Habana Dreams
    July 05, 2016
  6. Work Songs Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
    Work Songs
    June 13, 2016
  7. Alegria de Viver Leny Andrade, Roni Ben-Hur
    Alegria de Viver
    May 12, 2016
  8. Work Songs Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
    Work Songs
    March 01, 2016
  9. New Song Omer Avital
    New Song
    November 19, 2015
  10. Cuba: The Conversation Continues Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Cuba: The Conversation Continues
    October 16, 2015

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