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Eric Addeo Launches AMI Booking Agency In NYC

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
Ernestine Anderson
Henry Butler
Gerald Clayton
Lou Donaldson
Paquito D'Rivera
Arturo O'Farrill
Aaron Goldberg
Tom Harrell
Maceo Parker
Ken Peplowski
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
David Sanchez
Pharoah Sanders
Tomasz Stanko
Jacky Terrasson
Yosvany Terry
Steve Turre
Matt Wilson

Additional AMI-exclusive groups and projects include:

  • Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra / Ballet Hispanico: Palladium Nights
  • Brazilian Nights: The Music of Jobim featuring Trio da Paz (Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka Da Fonseca), Harry Allen, Joe Locke, and Maucha Adnet
  • Ken Peplowski's Benny Goodman Centennial Celebration
  • Mingus Dynasty, Big Band, Orchestra and Epitaph: 50th Anniversary of Ah Um, Dynasty and Blues and Roots
  • New Orleans All-Stars featuring Cyril Neville, Henry Butler and George Porter Jr.
  • Steve Turre's Sanctified Shell Choir
  • Still Black, Still Proud: Pee Wee Ellis's African Tribute to James Brown
  • Trio Da Paz (Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka Da Fonseca)

    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