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Label Watch: Jazz Focus

The cliché says that where you put your money is where your true passions lie. For Canadian Philip Barker, founder and president of Jazz Focus Records, it’s obvious that it’s the music that matters.

“People sometimes ask why I started Jazz Focus,” he said from his office in Calgary, Alberta. “I could have invested my money more profitably in other areas, but money isn’t everything. I believe music is more important by far, and it is a fact that most of the music we have recorded would never have existed had it not been for Jazz Focus.”

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