Join Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, drummer, educator, record label owner, graphic designer, publisher, and festival presenter as he highlights the talented artists of his Seattle-based record label, Origin Records.
John Bishop & Origin Records
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 500 recordings by 300 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 550 CD packages and multiple book covers, banners, posters, and other graphics for clients around the globe.