1947 - 1949
Sunrise, founded in April of 1947 by Leonard Evans. Headquarters were located at 307 Lenox Avenue, New York City. Sunrise featured vocal, jazz, and gospel material released in a 2000 series.
The label was mostly oriented to jazz, recording numerous sides by Al Hibbler (who had been Duke Ellington's vocalist for some time), as well as sides by Mercer Ellington, Earl Hines, and Johnny Hodges.The last release was 1949.