KEPACH Music Group is an independent music publisher and record label with headquarters in Rome (Italy) and New York City (USA), specialized in instrumental jazz recordings. It is dedicated to discovering, producing, developing, marketing and distributing its music throughout the world, via physical product (compact discs, LPs, and DVDs) and online distribution via all major digital platforms. It aims at providing music lovers with the highest quality music content available.
The Group includes the record labels CAM JAZZ, CAM JAZZ Presents, Black Saint, Soul Note, and DDQ, and is managed today by siblings Francesca and Agostino Campi.
CAM JAZZ was launched in the year 2000 in order to group all of its jazz productions: past, present, and future.
In the course of its thirteen years of existence the label has literally made lightning progress and has positioned itself among those independent record labels with utmost international prestige. Among the many brilliant results achieved since the moment of CAM JAZZ’s beginning are the five GRAMMY nominations, obtained in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. The first nomination in 2006 was for the album WHAT NOW? by Anglo-Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The following year the nomination was for VIVA by Argentine trumpeter Diego Urcola in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album. In 2008 the album 1000 KILOMETERS by Oregon, the historical American quartet, was nominated for two Grammys: the first in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for Paul McCandless’ solo in the track that gives name to the CD, and the second in the category of Best Instrumental Composition, thanks to 'Deep Six' by drummer Mark Walker. Finally, the fifth nomination came in 2010 for the album MARTIAL SOLAL LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD, in the category Improvised Jazz Solo.
The jazz catalog, captained by in-house producer Ermanno Basso, has been marked artistically by a variety of styles that intentionally encompass diverse concepts, faithfully reflecting the many spirits that live together in harmony today in the world of jazz. The launch in 2007 of the CAM JAZZ Presents series is also testimony of the attention given to new talent.
The year 2008 marked another milestone for CAM JAZZ : the acquisition of two of the most celebrated labels of the 80s and seven-time winners of the Down Beat Critics Poll: Black Saint and Soul Note, as well as the DDQ jazz catalogue.
Another characteristic of the Italian label is its high-level sound quality in its productions, recorded in the best recording studios in Europe and America, and whose engineers are considered integral part of the great CAM JAZZ team.
The record productions are available on all major digital platforms and on-demand, and are also easily accessible through its commerce-enabled website which allows its visitors to listen to, browse through, download, and purchase CDs.
CAM JAZZ: A refined jazz label, launched in the year 2000, dedicated to releasing new and vintage jazz recordings performed by some of the most outstanding Italian and international jazz performers of our times. An evolving catalog including over 100 albums.
CAM JAZZ Presents: A jazz label introducing prime young talent, launched in 2007. Dedicated to new talent in both the Italian and international jazz scenes, offering an opportunity for deserving artists to venture into the recording world. An evolving catalog including over 15 albums.
Black Saint: An avant-garde jazz label, established in Italy, in 1975. A legendary catalog including over 190 albums.
Soul Note: A modern jazz label, established in Italy, in 1979. A legendary catalog including over 350 albums.
Dischi Della Quercia: An Italian jazz label, established in 1990. A legendary catalog including over 40 albums.
CAM JAZZ is a great team, making great jazz.