Historic Chicago Blues and Jazz Record Label Delmark Gets New Owners

Elbio Barilari and Julia Miller, the new owners of Delmark Records
Elbio Barilari and Julia Miller: Musicians, composers, music educators, and now the new owners of Delmark Records WBEZ/Jason Marck
Elbio Barilari and Julia Miller, the new owners of Delmark Records
Elbio Barilari and Julia Miller: Musicians, composers, music educators, and now the new owners of Delmark Records WBEZ/Jason Marck

Historic Chicago Blues and Jazz Record Label Delmark Gets New Owners

In 1953 a young record collector moved from St. Louis to Chicago to start his own label, featuring traditional jazz and blues, with many Chicago artists represented. 

65 years later, Bob Koester has sold his beloved Delmark Records.  

In this interview, Morning Shift checks in with the label's new owners, local musicians Elbio Barilari and Julia Miller, to find out why they wanted to buy a record label in this digital age and what their plans are for the future and for Delmark’s vast archives.

GUESTS: Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari-musicians, composers, and new owners of Delmark Records

LEARN MORE: Delmark Records Marks 65th Anniversary With An Eye Towards The Future With New Ownership (Chicago Jazz Magazine 5/1/2018)