About Us

Jazz Hang Records is an independent artist cooperative label founded by drummer, Jay Lawrence and saxophonist, Ray Smith.

Our Mission is to support and encourage jazz artists in their creative endeavors by promoting and distributing exceptional jazz recordings.

Ray and Jay have been two of the mainstays in the Salt Lake City Music Scene and Recording Studios for many years.

They have a vision to help publish the best of both new and seasoned jazz artists.

If you have an interesting project, feel free to contact us.

In the meantime enjoy the jazz hang with Q’d Up, Curtis Woodbury, FOUR, Chase Baird, Crosscurrent, George Garzone, Max Marshall, Jay Lawrence, Steve Lindeman, Mike Tobian, and Out of NoWhere.

Ray Smith
Ray Smith
Jay Lawrence
Jay Lawrence


Recently joining the Jazz Hang Team, Jory Woodis is now helping with album cover and booklet design and Jazz Radio Promotion.


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Jory Woodis