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Episode 14: John Bishop of Origin Records

EPISODE 14: 'Let's Talk with John Bishop of Origin Records.

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Table of Contents:

Table of Contents:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:45 Introduction to John
  • 1:40 Interview Start
  • 2:30 The Story of Origin Records
  • 7:12 The Origin-Artist Relationship / Origin Services
  • 13:40 Distribution and Diversity at Origin
  • 18:00 Elements of Success / Maximizing Potential
  • 25:30 Network of Artists
  • 27:01 The Musician-Entrepreneur Relationship
  • 34:26 Classical Music Label
  • 42:40 Getting in Contact with Origin
  • 43:40 Wrap Up
  • 46:38 Contact Information

For more information about Origin Records and John Bishop please visit www.originarts.com

More About Our Guest:

As a drummer, educator, record label owner, graphic designer, publisher, and festival presenter, John Bishop has been one of the primary voices in Northwest Jazz for 40 years. He has performed in concerts and clubs with Bobby McFerrin, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Benny Golson, Jessica Williams, Kenny Werner, Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Julian Priester, Ernestine Anderson, Joanne Brackeen, Sonny Fortune, and countless others. He's appeared on more than 100 albums, was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named a "Jazz Hero" by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2019.

Bishop has been a member of New York pianist Hal Galper's Trio for the last 15 years. They have released 7 albums and regularly tour & conduct workshops around the U.S., Canada and Europe. Other ongoing projects include the 20-year old cooperative group SCENES with John Stowell & Jeff Johnson; and the Chad McCullough / Bram Weijters Quartet, a Belgian/American project with 4 recordings and multiple European tours since 2009.

In 1997, Bishop started Origin Records (named Jazzweek’s 2009 “Label Of The Year”) and OriginArts, a graphic design & CD production company, to help further the exposure of creative artists and their music. In partnership with his ex-drum student, Matt Jorgensen, they have released over 700 recordings by 360 artists from around the world. In 2002 they added another jazz label, OA2 Records, a classical imprint, Origin Classical in 2008, and in 2003 began Seattle’s annual Ballard Jazz Festival. Bishop has designed 750 CD packages and multiple book covers, banners, posters, and other graphics for clients around the globe.