Nu Jazz Entertainment is a label founded by Jerald Miller, who began his career as a jazz musician, having studied under Ellis Marsalis in New Orleans. Subsequently Miller switched to the business side of jazz, working variously at EMI, RCA/BMG, Sony Music and at Spike Lee’s film company, Forty Acres & A Mule. After working projects for Lauryn Hill, Ellis and Wynton Marsalis, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Dr. Billy Taylor and Benny Golson, Miller took a stab at running his own label. It’s been a labor of love for Miller, who admits it’s been a hard gig. “Being one of the only and youngest black men in the jazz industry to manage artists and guide their careers is a humbling experience,” he says. “At the same time that my artists have grown, I have grown as well. There are those who have a misconception about who we are as jazz musicians and what the music is about. Jazz has always been rooted in honesty, simplicity, love, trustworthiness and hard work.” One of the albums released on Miller’s Nu Jazz label is a gem by saxophonist Jimmy Greene titled The Overcomer’s Suite, available on CD and as a download. For more information, go to www.nujazzentertainment.com.