|For most of the twenty-first century to date, ZOHO Music has gotten the job done better than most. Among the veteran greats whose work has graced ZOHO Music's roster are Mike And The Ravens, the Pretty Things, the Persuasions, Ike Turner and Bonnie Bramlett. They have been joined by such like minded artists as the Jay Willie Blues Band, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra and Gwen Hughes. Their work is augmented by an impressive list of colleagues whose repertoires run the gamut from classical to fusion.
BLITZ Magazine, October 2020
“…Its relentless drive for excellence has come to place ZOHO, I aver, in a position to begin to threaten the most impressive record imprint of all time: ECM...ZOHO has been remarkable in its releases, one right after the other. Several ambitious recent discs of large ensembles presenting highly intelligent original opuses…”
The Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
Founded in 2003 by music industry veteran Joachim “Jochen” Becker, ZOHO Music has become one of the leading indie labels specializing in Latin Jazz, Straightahead Jazz, Blues and Classical.
The unique initial idea behind ZOHO was “Latin / Jazz with a New York vibe” featuring New York area based Latin Jazz artists in their infinite, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural variety including Afro-Cuban, Brazilian Samba Jazz, Argentinian Tango and more. In 2006, ZOHO expanded into Blues, Southern and Classic Rock.
With over 250 CD releases to date, ZOHO has been successful in winning three Grammys, four Latin Grammys and many nominations for both awards over the years.
Grammy awards include Best Traditional Blues Album, Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Latin Jazz Album. Latin Grammys have included Best Tango Album, Best Classical Album, and Best Instrumental Album.
Media Coverage garnered by the label has included reviews, interviews and features in such publications as Downbeat, Jazz Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Replay, Fanfare to name a few.
ZOHO is distributed worldwide by the MVD Entertainment Group, Pennsylvania (CDs), and by CD Baby (digital and streaming).
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