Cedille Chicago, NFP is a unique, not-for-profit record label dedicated to bring Chicago’s finest classical musicians to a worldwide audience by recording, distributing and promoting their work. By presenting very high-quality recordings on the Cedille Records label, Cedille furthers the careers of outstanding Chicago classical performers and composers as they present some of the most innovative programs in the field. During its tenure, Cedille has six Grammy Awards and sixteen Grammy nominations to its credit.

Now in its 25th year, Cedille Chicago invests heavily in the marketing and promotion of recordings, fully aware that sales might only cover a small fraction of expenses, relying instead on contributions from loyal classical music lovers to make up the difference. And, unlike other record labels, Cedille never deletes recordings from its catalog, with each CD intended to be a permanent addition to the world's catalog of classical music.

It is Stay Thirsty Magazine’s privilege to present this Special Section introducing Cedille to its readers and shining a bright light on an extraordinary, creative organization, its people and its artists.


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