CEXTON RECORDS was launched in 1984 by John Anello Jr JD. After recording a master tape of original jazz songs, John was unable to secure a record deal. So he launched Cexton as a way to get his first LP “FOR A DANCER” released.
The LP was a huge success, received national airplay, and went on to
receive several awards.
Upon this success, John recorded his 2nd LP, “JACKSON STREET BEAT”, named after the street he lived on as a child in Newark NJ. “JACKSON STREET BEAT” surpassed the sales and airplay of “FOR A DANCER”, and also became a huge hit in Japan.
In 1988, John began to sign other artists to the CEXTON label, and switched from the LP format to CD. There are now over 65 artists on Cexton Records, and Cexton CDs are aired and available throughout the world.
CEXTON RECORDS features many great new and established artists. We have Jazz and Big Band Swing, and also re-issues of Italian-American Artists on CD and cassette.
Cexton Records 34 Year Anniversary!!
CELEBRATING 34 Years of producing great Jazz CDs
Special Thanks to all the talented Jazz Artists that have appeared on Cexton Records recordings:
Angelo Ferrara, Beachfront Property, Charlie Landis, Chiz Harris, Claudio Roditi, David Beniot, Doc Anello, Doug MacDonald, Isla Eckinger, Jack Sheldon, Jack Wood, Jake Hanna, James L. Dean, Jay Migliori, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Lettieri, John Anello Jr. (Johnny Mandolin), Josie Courreges, Loren Pickford, Larry Luger, Luther Hughes, Madeline Vergari, Mike Fahn, Missy Hasin, Pete Christlieb, Ray Brown, Raymond Genovese, Richard Callaci, Richard Hastings, Rob Mullins, Ross Tompkins, Shelley Moore, Snooky Young, Tom Kubis (and more!!)
This month’s internet CD special
The Complete Italian soundtrack for your life!
Cexton Records had released a CD of favorite Italian songs, recorded by “Johnny Mandolin” (John Anello Jr ) on Mandolin, and Roger Dowell, on accordion.
On this CD, Anello plays lyric mandolin solos and also improvises around the skilled talents of accordionist Roger Dowell.
The CD contains favorite Italian songs such as “La Donne Mobile”, “Finiculi Finicula”, “Santa Lucia” and many more. There are a total of 20 songs on this CD.
ONLY $15 including shipping, handling, & tax! !!
CEXTON RECORDS congratulates our two artists entered for consideration for nomination for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards: LARRY LUGER -“The Larry Luger Trio” and Doc Anello- “Doin’ It Our Way”
Many new and established artists appear on CEXTON CDs. Some of our artists
include Doug MacDonald with Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Ross Tompkins; Chiz Harris with Conte Candoli; Jay Migliori; Loren Pickford with George Cables, John Heard, Billy Higgins; Doc Anello and his Quartet and also his
Swing Machine Big Band; Tom Kubis Big Band; Jazz vocal group Beachfront Property; Jazz cellist Missy Hasin.
We ALSO have Jazz RE-ISSUE CDs, including Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, and more….
AVAILABLE NOW-from Cexton Records:
The New CD By Johnny Mandolin
“LA VOCE MIA” – with Mandolin and Orchestra
Expected Release Date- Oct 2009
We also focus on great re-issues of ITALIAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS on CD and Cassette, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Louis Prima, Jerry Vale, and more. Call to order your favorite.
Cexton Records & John Anello Jr also offers professional services including Licensing, Marketing, Consulting, Producing, National Distribution to Chart-reporting Radio, and more.
If you have an Indie record label or CD project and need to get your CD distributed to national radio, call us!
Need effective PR, marketing & advertsisng for your CD release?
See the Professional Services page on this website!
CEXTON RECORDS also offers CUSTOM LABEL re-issues for your record label,
(Add a famous artist or band to your list of CD releases) as well as national distribution to Chart-reporting radio for indie artists and labels.
CHECK OUT OUR JAZZ AND BIG BAND CDs
We have a great selection of CDs from Cexton Records Recording Artists, including Doc Anello and his Swing Machine Big Band, the James L. Dean Big Band, the Tom Kubis Big Band, and great jazz small groups including Guitarist Doug MacDonald with Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, and Ross Tompkins, Jazz cellist Missy Hasin. James L. Dean small band, and more!!!
CEXTON RECORDS is pleased to announce the release of DOC ANELLO’s newest CD, “DOIN’ IT OUR WAY”. This Big Band CD was recorded live and features Doc and his amazing vocals, Doc’s big band, and special guest vocalist Madeline Vergari. Contains 16 great swing tunes!
A MUST-HAVE for big band swing lovers!
Email us for more information or to place an order: firstname.lastname@example.org Place order-click here:
NEW from Cexton Records
The New CD from Johnny Mandolin
Mandolin and Orchestra
Italian and Broadway Favorites
DOC ANELLO’s GREAT BIG BAND CD
“SWINGIN’ JAZZ LIVE”
NEW from CEXTON RECORDS
JAMES L DEAN
“These Things We Dig”
CEXTON RECORDS welcomes NY jazz guitarist LARRY LUGER to the
Audiophile Jazz Label’s roster of great Jazz Musicians.
“The LARRY LUGER TRIO”
See the “NEW from CEXTON” page for more info….
“LARRY LUGER MEETS Mr. TIME
LARRY LUGER’s NEWEST CD on CEXTON RECORDS
“THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE”‘
13 great original Jazz compositions from Larry Luger
Pre-order your new copy at email@example.com