Music & Arts

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Music & Arts
Parent company Music and Arts Programs of America
Founded 1984 (1984)
Founder Frederick Maroth
Distributor(s) Naxos Records
Genre classical, jazz, world
Country of origin U.S.
Location Berkeley, California
Official website

Music & Arts is a classical and jazz record label founded in Berkeley, California by Frederick Maroth.[1]

It began in 1984 as a classical music label before adding jazz and world music. The catalog includes classical composers and musicians Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, George Crumb, Henry Cowell, David Del Tredici, Lukas Foss, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, and Leon Kirchner. The jazz roster includes Anthony Braxton, Tim Cobb, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Fonda, Georg Gräwe, Julius Hemphill, Gerry Hemingway, Larry Ochs, Ivo Perelman, Paul Plimley, John Rapson, Ernst Reijseger, String Trio of New York, and Reggie Workman. Music & Arts is a daughter company of Music and Arts Programs of America and in distributed by Naxos in the United States.[2]


  1. ^ Kennedy, Gary (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 855. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Music and Arts. Retrieved 6 October 2016.