Whaling City Sound is an independent record label based in New Bedford, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1999 by Neal Weiss, a lifelong fan of jazz. The label’s mission is to “provide a viable musical outlet for its abundance of outstanding local musicians.”
The record company has released over 100 albums, featuring a wide range of jazz artists, including Gerry Gibbs, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, and Terry Gibbs. The label has also released albums in other genres, such as blues, classical, and world music.
Whaling City Sound is committed to promoting the work of its artists through live performances, radio airplay, and online distribution. The label also hosts an annual jazz festival in New Bedford.
The label is named after the city of New Bedford, which was once the whaling capital of the world. The city’s rich history and culture is reflected in the label’s music, which is often inspired by the sea and the natural world.
Whaling City Sound is a respected independent label that has played a significant role in the promotion of jazz music. The label’s commitment to its artists and its community has helped to make New Bedford a vibrant center for jazz.
Some of the artists who have recorded for Whaling City Sound shown above:
Top Row (left to right)
- Terry Gibbs, Gerry Gibbs, Marcelle Gauvin
- John Abercrombie, John Stein, Dave Liebman
- Tim Ray, Rale Micic, Cindy Scott