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A birth place of rap and hip-hop is now a home to CTA Records, the only jazz label in the Bronx, New York. Dedicated to promoting original jazz by most promising New York based artists, CTA Records started as a part of Connecting The Arts Project, which is uniting artists in performing arts, literature and visual arts. CTA Records' first release is album Bridges from Rale Micic Quintet, led by the Serbian born guitarist and composer, and it is scheduled for the end of August (relea …
November 8, 2004 (New York, NY) On November 16, CTA Records will release "Introducing Alma", a 10-track debut album by jazz vocalist and lyricist Alma Micic, whose talent has already made her recipient of prestigious prizes like the BMG Jazz Club Award and the Cleo Laine Award for Outstanding Musicianship.

Micic’s career has been marked by an early start. Born in Belgrade, at 16 she was already performing as the lead vocalist of the Belgrade Radio Big Band and by the time s …

New York, March 12, 2010 - CTA Records has released a new album by guitarist and composer Rale Micic entitled 3, which explores interaction between Micic’s musical roots in Serbia and his extensive knowledge of Jazz, with his trio consisting of New York’s hottest rhythm section, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.

"Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar" wrote Don Heckman in LA Times.

The album "3" has many compelling facets of Micic’s music, fr

UROS MARKOVIC GOSPEL JAZZ TRIO DEBUT AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1, 2008 ON CTA RECORDS

New York, NY, September 22, 2008 On October 1, 2008 CTA Records will release "Jesus Saves", debut album by drummer Uros Markovic. He is joined by a superb group of musicians, pianist Eric Lewis and bassist Reginald Veal. With the aid of Rale Micic, who produced the album, Uros Markovic breaks new ground with his Gospel Jazz Trio.

"Jesus Saves" is an album that brings a revolutionary change to the wa

On two following Fridays, December 21 and December 28, jazz vocalist Alma Micic will be performing at two charitable concerts, singing for the homeless in New York's oldest rescue missions.

NPR Radio described Alma Micic as vocalist who "defines what jazz singing is all about". Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Alma Micic moved to the US after receiving a generous scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music and since has been a recipient of many awards, including

New York, NY, August 24, 2006 CTA Records has signed saxophonist, bassist and composer Dayna Stephens, adding another young talent to their Jazz rosters. Stephens will be entering the studio this fall to record his debut album featuring John Scofield, Rale Micic, Taylor Eigsti, Ben Street and Eric Harland.

Dayna Stephens, 28, has been described as "One of the most exciting young tenor sax players." A fluid, vigorous soloist with a warm, soulful sound, Stephens showed serious talent early on,

NEW YORK, March 21, 2006 - CTA Records has released a new album by guitarist and composer Rale Micic entitled SERBIA. In a much anticipated follow up to his 2003 debut Bridges, Micic establishes himself as one of the most inventive voices on the music scene today. With support from the trumpet great Tom Harrell music just seems to unfold, grounded in Micic's vision. Bursting with new ideas, this young guitarist has created music that sounds fresh and expressive. Noted jazz critic Glenn Astarita