The record label JazzHausMusik exists since 1980. Along with the
"Stadtgarten" it has developed out of a self-organized pool of musicians.
JazzHausMusik has remained the only European record label in the field of
improvised music that is run by the producing musicians themselves. By
autumn 2013 JazzHausMusik has released 215 records. From JHM 33 on, all the releases are available on CD.
JazzHausMusik releases about 10 new productions each year in April and
October. It is not by chance that the label has its headquarters in Köln.
Köln is considered the capital of the Media and of Jazz in Germany. The
reputation of JazzHausMusik among the other European labels for jazz and
improvised music is grounded on its creative publishing concept:
It represents new and established musicians from Köln as well as innovative
national and international artists.
Proof of the recognition are seven awards of the German record critics and
much critical acclaim in the international press. New York City Jazz Record
JHM 205 (Georg Ruby-Michel Pilz / "Deuxième Bureau") for example was elected
"Best New Release / Album Of The Year 2011".
Groups like Saxophon Mafia, Hans Lüdemann RISM, ensembles with Niels Klein,
Hannes Zerbe, Michel Pilz, Sebastian Gramss, Robert
Landfermann, Simon Nabatov, Günter Baby Sommer, Rudi Mahall, Claudio Puntin,
Thomas Heberer or projects of Christina Fuchs, Laia Genc oder Caroline show
innovative concepts on the field of improvised music. New productions, for
example the debut of New Zealand saxophone player Hayden Chisholm and the
trio Gratkowski-Manderscheid-Hemingway find enthusiastic response in the
press and public.