The Jazz Detective
Multi-Award Winning Producer, Zev Feldman
Deep Digs Music Group is a new archival record company that embodies renowned producer Zev Feldman's love and care for archival music around a variety of different genres. It's no surprise that Jazz is an enormous part of the fabric of the company, and the newly formed Jazz Detective imprint will focus on releasing previously unissued treasures from jazz greats and unsung heroes. Deep Digs Music Group is a joint venture in partnership with Elemental Music, which was co-founded in 2012 by Feldman and Spanish producer Jordi Soley.
Zev Feldman is an internationally recognized, GRAMMY-nominated independent record producer and the Co-President of Resonance Records in Los Angeles. He is also a consulting producer of archival and historical recordings for Blue Note Records. He's been dubbed "the Indiana Jones of Jazz" in Stereophile magazine and is widely known as the "Jazz Detective." Over the last 25 years, he has worked for PolyGram, Universal Music Group, Rhino/Warner Music Group, and Concord Music Group, among others. In 2016, he was voted "Rising Star Producer" in DownBeat Magazine's International Critics Poll, and he was voted "Producer of the Year" in 2022.
In addition to his lauded work at Resonance, where he works closely with the estates of jazz icons such as Bill Evans and Wes Montgomery, he's also involved with various other labels covering jazz, blues, and rock, including Elemental Music, Sunset Blvd Records, Real Gone Music, Reel To Real Recordings, Tompkins Square and others. Zev was a co-producer on several recent major archival releases by jazz icons, including Thelonious Monk (Palo Alto, Impulse!) and John Coltrane (A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle, Impulse!).
Feldman has recently relocated back to Maryland after living in Los Angeles for the past 17 years.