Engineer & Producer.
George Klabin is the founder and president of the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, and the centerpiece of his bold and innovative plan is Resonance Records, a Los Angeles-based label that released its first recordings in March of 2008. Klabin, with over two decades of experience as a producer and audio engineer, has recorded a full spectrum of Jazz heavyweights for a wide variety of major labels. These include Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans, James Moody, Illinois Jacquet, Keith Jarrett, Albert Ayler, Charles Lloyd, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and many more. As owner of the legendary New York recording studio Sound Ideas, Klabin was the overseer of sessions for top stars like James Brown and Quincy Jones as well as pure jazz giants such as Sonny Stitt, Tommy Flanagan and Archie Shepp. Drawing from that priceless experience and his direct participation in the New York jazz scene from the mid-‘60s into the ‘80s, Klabin combined it with 10 years of experience in the world of non-profit foundations to form the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation in 2005.