NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Eric Addeo launches AMI (Addeo Music International): a multi-genre, international booking agency located in New York City dedicated to progressive and roots music. Following a twelve-year tenure at jazz booking agency Joel Chriss & Co., Addeo formed AMI to meet the needs of a rapidly changing environment.
As the music industry evolves, AMI is devoted to creating new endeavors and to the advancement of live performance. AMI's unique Jazz Audience Development Program (JADP) targets non-music students at colleges and universities and exposes them to jazz artists and their music through interactive discussion and performance. AMI's corporate division, CorpJazz, creates brand-specific programs to suit the needs of corporate and convention audiences.
AMI will offer artists and clients personalized, boutique service through focused touring initiatives and management of international performances through a network of AMI-affiliated agencies.
AMI's exclusive roster includes:
Eric Alexander, Mose Allison
Additional AMI-exclusive groups and projects include:
Major shifts in the jazz world, including trends toward multi-genre programming, present exciting opportunities for a more grassroots approach in both recording and touring. AMI, along with its artists, is exploring new ways to focus artistic vision, build core audiences through educational and community outreach, and connect to a new generation of fans that listen without boundaries. With this goal in mind, AMI will be announcing plans within the next year for a record label and a New Jersey based music festival. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers