WASHINGTON, D.C., (CelebrityAccess) — Seth Hurwitz's I.M.P., the company behind the Washington D.C.'s 9:30 club has entered a partnership with Jammin Java and its co-owner/booker Daniel Brindley.
The deal will see Brindley book U Street Music Hall and will help book the 9:30 Club and other I.M.P. venues with Melanie Cantwell. The deal will also see Jammin Java, a 200-capacity club in Vienna, Virgina become part of the portfolio of venues in which I.M.P. presents concerts.
“We’re beyond excited,” said Brindley. “It’s perfect timing and it’s a perfect fit. My brothers Luke, Jonathan, and I have been running Jammin Java for about 14 years, cranking away. We've been getting something off the ground, making it nationally known, cutting our teeth. After all this time, we've hit a spot where it couldn't be better timing for us to spread our wings this way. We’re still going to run Jammin Java, but we’ll also be aligning ourselves with a company that we've respected, have been friends with, and worked with since the early days. As far as company culture goes, I know Jammin Java is small, but it's the same culture as I.M.P. It's such a natural partnership in that sense. We’re the same in the way we treat artists, the way we book shows, our emphasis on great hospitality, and giving a great concert experience. All that fits across the board.”
“Our thing at I.M.P. is to discover bands when they’re small and help them develop. Adding Jammin Java to our portfolio of places to present helps us start at an even earlier level. Jammin Java is as beginning of the process as you can get. That's where bands start,” IMP chairman Seth Hurwtiz added. – Staff Writers