Hans Koller Retrospection cover Stoney Lane Records

Stoney Lane Records

Artist-led, jazz-inspired independent label releasing inventive & original new music
‘Some of the best contemporary British jazz from outside London’ London Jazz News


STEVE BANKS  //  Emboldened  (26.05.23)  //
CD Digisleeve / Digital DL
Steve Banks (guitars), Rebecca Nash (piano), Sam Crockatt (saxophone), Henrik Jensen (double bass), Mark Whitlam (drums)

XHOSA COLE  //  Ibeji  (11.11.22)  //
CD Digisleeve / Double 180g LP / Digital DL

ALEX WOODS QUARTET  // Highline (7.07.23) // Re-Release
CD Digipak (edition of 500) / Digital DL
Alex Woods (sax), Billy Test (piano), Marty Kenny (bass), Andreas Svendsen (drums)

SL Live @ STONEY LANE RECORD STORE at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Opens April 26th 2023, live programme daily on 29/4, 30/4, 1/5

● COMING IN 2023:
Sara Colman & Rebecca Nash | Paul Dunmall | Dave Ferris with Peter Bernstein | Percy Pursglove’s Far Reaching Dreams of Mortal Souls

Young Pilgrims, Xhosa Cole & Sara Colman

We’re Young Pilgrims (18.06.21)
CD Digisleeve / 180g gatefold vinyl (edition of 300) / Digital DL

XHOSA COLE Qrt + Soweto Kinch & Reuben James //
K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us (30.07.21)
CD Digisleeve / 180g gatefold vinyl (2 editions of 300) / Digital DL

Ink On A Pin:
Celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell  (26.11.21)  //
CD Digisleeve (edition of 500) / Digital DL

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“Some of the best contemporary British jazz from outside London.” – London Jazz News

Founded in 2015, Stoney Lane is an inventive, independent artist-led record label, growing out of a whole host of musical inventions, collaborations, experiments, friendships and performances, centered around the city of Birmingham, UK. We focus on distinctive and exciting new music and people that we love, venturing wherever the music takes us – often with jazz at its core, yet crossing the eclectic worlds of improvisation to contemporary classical, electronics to world and roots-inspired music.

Stoney Lane supports and develops exceptional young UK musicians, alongside internationally touring and established artists, whilst releasing only a select number of albums each year as we strive to maintain the artistry, adventure and surprise of our records. We still produce lovely physical releases on both CD and vinyl, from limited edition hand pressings to experimental artwork and original design, alongside properly-nurtured HQ audio.

Already the Stoney Lane catalogue is home to recordings featuring the exceptional and thriving talents of Chris Mapp, Hans Koller, Mike Fletcher, Percy Pursglove and Sara Colman, to young musicians burgeoning from Birmingham and beyond, including Alex Woods, Ben Lee, Jonathan Silk, Mark Pringle, Xhosa Cole and Young Pilgrims, to leading lights Arve Henriksen, John O’Gallagher, Stan Sulzmann, Steve Swallow and the NDR Bigband.

We produce an ongoing live programme of Stoney Lane artists at London’s King’s Place, and also run the official Cheltenham Jazz Festival record store in a large leaky tent for the six days of the festival each spring.  In 2020, we co-produced Around The Houses, an online jazz festival and musicians’ fundraiser, with dozens of online performances, podcasts and four new commissions premiered with Jazzwise magazine, bringing tens of thousands of views from over 30 countries worldwide.

2023-24 sees the adventurous new Stoney Lane Live series launching in Birmingham, supported by Arts Council England, bringing prominent UK, US and European artists to the city, spanning the musical roots weaving through jazz, improvisation, flamenco, Arabic, Eastern European and Indian music, alongside three new commissions, collaborations with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Flatpack Film Festival and Birmingham City University, and a strong line of musicians from the city playing and recording alongside visiting international artists.

Forthcoming 2023 releases include saxophonist Paul Dunmall’s Big Band recording; a beautiful new duo project from vocalist Sara Colman and pianist Rebecca Nash; the debut from guitarist Steve Banks; young pianist Dave Ferris featuring US guitarist Peter Bernstein; and the long-awaited Far Reaching Dreams of Mortal Souls suite from trumpeter Percy Pursglove.


Buy, listen and download all of our records at our Emporium, with releases also available from Propermusic / Amazon UK / iTunes; your local independent record store, plus all digital streaming sites.

(‘Stoney Lane’ was the home of West Bromwich Albion, from 1885 to 1900, a time when they actually won something for a change.  Our catalogue numbers follow a similarly misguided path).


“A British sensation and proves that he’s here for blood” – Downbeat

“An album filled with wit, originality and delight.” – Jazzwise

“Object lessons of how to listen to other musicians while improvising.” – The Wire

“It’s electronica, but with plenty of mood-swinging clout.” – The Guardian

“This is the improvised sound of our time.” – London Jazz News

“Maturity and strong vision … marks him as more of a ‘must see’ than a ‘one-to-watch'” – Financial Times

“An incredible achievement … has to be rated as one of the most important and musically rewarding releases in 2016.” – UK Vibe

“New music that is truly orchestral in scope.  An artistic triumph.” – The JazzMann

“One of the most exciting releases of the year.” – Jazzwise

“Delivered in no uncertain terms with a muscular phalanx of brass and two drum kits that could have knocked down the Walls of Jericho” – The Artsdesk

Hans Koller - Retrospection - Stoney Lane Records

“…the young independent label Stoney Lane Records – clearly a label with a keen eye and ear for quality.” – AllAboutJazz.com


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