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Our Story


Blue Bamboo Music Inc started in 1986 as a vehicle for shameless, self promotion of my work.  Eventually, I learned that by sharing my resources with others, I helped myself.  My playing, singing, engineering, producing, and cinematography skills are all enhanced by the associations with the artists on my label.  By enabling their work, I serve my own.  It’s an incredible life lesson, and the way I’ve decided to build my company.

Today we are a full service music production company, located in Humble, Texas.  (near Houston)  That includes state of the art, multi-media recording, audio and video editing and mixing, audio mastering, music arranging, music instruction, concert promotions, record label, distribution, and publishing.  We also rent our facilities out for band videos, demos, CD production, even wedding videos.  Oh yes, …and I still play and perform too.

As a record label, we support about a dozen, cutting edge jazz, and jazz crossover artists we feel are deserving of wider recognition.

As concert promoters, we have hosted some of the top names in the business, including:  Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet, Pat Martino, Charlie Hunter, Mike Stern, Maria Muldaur, and Jeff Sipe.  Working with a variety of venues, we’ve arranged tours for these artists, and featured BBM artists in opening act slots, creating ongoing relationships with many of the headliners, and boosting the profile of the BBM acts in the process.

Our work continues to grow and diversify.  Our newest venture is video, and as with all the others, we’re striving for the highest quality possible, and getting great results.  We received over 100,000 views in the first 2 weeks of launching our YouTube channel!

Please enjoy our work and recommend us to your friends.  We’re growing by leaps and bounds thanks to people like you, who take an interest in independent music.  Many thanks!

Chris Cortez  President/CEO Blue Bamboo Music Inc