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Founded in 1971 by Bruce Iglauer
Founded in 1958 by Bob Koester, who also operated the highly regarded Jazz Record Mart for many years before selling out to Wolfgang's Vault. A smaller version of Koester's store is open at 4121 N. Rockwell in Chicago. The old Jazz Record Mart catalog was sold earlier in 2016 to Wolfgang's Vault.
Bob's Blues & Jazz Mart (the former Jazz Record Mart)
3419 W. Irving Park Rd. (at Kimball)
MON-SAT 10am - 6pm
Founded in 1978 by Michael Frank as a record label and artist management company
Founded by Chip Eagle, Richard "Rosy" Rosenblatt and Bob Margolin