Jazz, Blues, Rock, folk Clients
Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz/ Santana)
Cindy Blackman Santana has been declared "one of the hottest drummers in the business", and is considered by many to be one of the top drummers in the world. Her styles range from straight-ahead jazz to rock to funk, and she has played with a "Who's Who" of jazz, including Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Hugh Masekela, Pharaoh Sanders, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Angela Bofill, Bill Laswell, and Buckethead.
From her beginnings as a New York street performer, Cindy's rising star has been seen by millions of people all over the world performing with her own group, as well as providing the percussive backbone for retro funk rocker Lenny Kravitz.
"I'm very happy with the Artspromo services. The work is done on time and very well. They definitely get my recommendation."
Cindy Blackman Santana
David Wilcox is a true American treasure. He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years. Wilcox's songs are a strong elixir. Music distilled. David believes that the right song at the right time changes people's lives. Wilcox is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. “David Wilcox's ongoing musical journey [is]... compelling and richly deserving of a listen.”
- Rolling Stone
"I am amazed at how Jaime' gets these deals, where everyone involved wins."
- David Wilcox nationally touring singer-songwriter
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has captivated audiences while establishing herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. Her expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy have earned her three top 10 albums along with international accolades from Moscow to Madrid. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole’s beauty and on-stage rapport, combining confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, have beguiled fans in over 15 countries. Henry’s dynamic live performances have won over fans and critics worldwide, with the NEW YORK TIMES heralding her as “a jazz singer of pop instinct and cabaret sophistication.” Henry will perform material from her new release ‘So Good, So Right,’ which debuted at #16 on BILLBOARD’S Current Traditional Jazz chart and continues an upward trend showcasing her soulful, inspired interpretations of some of her favorite classic hits of the 1970s from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight.
“…That predicted time of greatness has arrived. Nicole Henry emerges hands down as this generation's First Lady of Jazz. She is the genuine article, the dream at last come true...”- Sean Martinfield, Huffington Post
Arnold McCuller is an American vocalist and record producer. While establishing his own career as a singer, and working as a very busy session musician, McCuller has become best known for his work as a back-up singer for famous artists with long careers, including Phil Collins, Beck, and Bonnie Raitt, and Todd Rundgren. He has toured for thirty years with James Taylor and is an audience favorite for his featured vocal parts on the songs "Shower the People", "I Will Follow", and "Is That the Way You Look".
"Arnold's value as a group singer has always obscured his power as a lead vocalist, even as he has stepped out and soloed with James Taylor's and Lyle Lovett's bands. This new CD - Soon As I Get Paid - shows the world what those of us lucky enough to catch his live solo shows have known for years... Arnold McCuller is a force of nature, and a singer of near extraterrestrial abilities." – Jackson Browne
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist, Avery Sharpe has earned their reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Avery Sharpe continues to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style. Sharpe’s credits also include sideman stints and recordings with jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsales, Yusef Lateef, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny Billy Taylor. and many more His first recording as a leader was the 1988 album Unspoken Words on Sunnyside Records. In 1994 he started his own artist record label, JKNM Records. To date he has more than 12 titles as a leader for JKNM Records.
Carrie Newcomer has pursed her passion for music and justice across two continents, and considered one of the definitive voices of the heartland. She has garnered critical acclaim in recent years from the music media (Rolling Stone, USA Today, Acoustic Guitar) and by sharing the stage with a variety other performers, including Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 2003, her song, “I Should’ve Known Better” appeared on Nickel Creek’s Grammy Award-winning and Gold CD This Side, and has performed everywhere from bars and bowling alleys to colleges and churches to Carnegie Hall. She currently resides in Southern Indiana, continuing to perform concerts and facilitating writing and songwriting, faith and activism, and faith and vocation workshops.
Red Hot + Rio 2
Red Hot + Rio 2 is a modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement. The album sheds new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever. The compilation features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more. All proceeds from Rio 2 will benefit HIV/AIDS related charities.
Red Hot + Rio 2 is the natural successor to the 1996 original Bossa Nova inspired Red Hot + Rio, which Vogue called the album “the latest and the hippest” while Entertainment Weekly said it was “an inspiring and modern sounding tribute.
We supported the Red Hot + Rio 2 CD release with a full viral campaign to increase exposure, fan base and cd sales.
Rickie Byars Beckwith
In Culver City, California, Rickie is the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center where she directs the 200-member Agape International Choir. Together with her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, their powerful partnership has resulted in a dynamic catalogue of songs that enable transformational healing through the power of music.
Backed by some of the most accomplished musicians from Los Angeles and beyond, the Agape International Choir is heard daily throughout North America, Europe, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, India – and all places in between. Featured guest artists who regularly perform with the Choir include John Legend, Will.I.Am, Stevie Wonder, Niki Haris, Brenda Marie Eager, and Tim McAfee-Lewis.
"Rickie, I really love what you and Reverend Michael Beckwith has done in creating the sound of Agape with your beautiful music. God bless you."
- Michael Jackson
We have assisted Rickie Byars Beckwith with viral marketing related to her new book and CD release by promoting her tour, building her fan base, and branding all of her social assets.
Of Songwriter Krista Detor’s work, Rolling Stone says, “A Small Miracle....” MusicDish magazine states: "Call [Mudshow] a novel like Richard Wright’s “Manchild in the Promised Land” or the musical equivalent of Akira Kurosawa’s “Dreams”: a collection of short pieces - stories or short films of dreams - that taken together, form a whole, more than the sum of its parts. " The Boston Herald says, simply, “All songwriters should be this good..”
Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence, including number one on the Euro-AmericanaChart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts. She has performed with such notable artists as Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, The Neville Brothers, Louden Wainwright, Sam Phillips, and John Gorka, among others. Her choral works have been commissioned by the Ashland Women’s Choir, the Shrewsbury Community Choir, the Cincinnati Women’s Choir, and others. Krista continues to tour the U.S., Canada and Northern Europe, as a songwriter, performer, and seeker of inspiration wherever and whenever she can find it.
We assisted Krista Detor's team with a full viral campaign. We promoted the roll out of a new CD, as well as creating and building a fan base on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Grammy award winner Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa.
Randy’s history is as varied as it is distinguished. Born (1945) in Philadelphia to a piano-playing father, Randy’s musical talent was nurtured and encouraged from an early age. He began playing R&B and funk in local bar bands while in his teens, and developed an ear for Hard Bop through his father’s record collection. “I’d listen to Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Miles’ Quintets, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, the Clifford Brown/Max Roach group.”
We assisted Randy Brecker's team with a full viral campaign. We promoted the roll out of a new CD, as well as creating and building a fan base on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The Tartan Terrors
Taking the Celtic scene by storm, the Tartan Terrors, North America's premiere Celtic Event, features the best in music, comedy and dance. Bolstered by the blistering piping of a Two Time World Champion Bagpiper, the driving tones of drums from around the world, and a guitar played unlike any you've ever heard, standing room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares "(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!" Combine this musical prowess with championship calibre Highland Dancers and intentionally recognized comedic performers and this Celtic Group goes beyond the ordinary.
Member of the Tartan Terrors have performed on 4 different continents; in some of the most prestigious Festivals, Highland Games and Theatres of North America; for President Clinton; Queen Elizabeth II; and Good Morning America. They're even streaming for on-demand listening in multiple international podcasts including a coveted spot on Pulse of the Planet in Spain! Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors and see why Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as "the heirs apparent to the [Celtic] mayhem."
Rhiannon is a singer - a captivating entertainer and a true collaborative artist, with a vision of music as a vehicle for healing, transformation, and social change. Teaching and performing music around the world especially improvisation. Rhiannon has 5 cds including a 2 cd set called Flight concerning the study of vocal improvisation. Rhiannon's book Vocal River preparing for release in 2012 details her work since 1980.
Within a few moments of listening to acoustic alternative folk duo Glass House, it is apparent that these are two musicians deeply dedicated to their craft. Comprised of guitarist Mark Vickness and vocalist David Worm, their sound is defined by strong songwriting, often with a socio-political slant, passionate vocals, and a tasteful blend of folk, jazz, pop, rock and world music elements.
Both have honed their craft over several years of study and performance in a variety of contexts, most notable of which is David Worm’s work with Bobby McFerrin; in 1989 he became a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra ensemble and has remained a regular performer with McFerrin, featured on recordings, videos, and touring internationally. Mark holds two music degrees for composition and continues his studies to this day.
"Excellent. Listen up!" -Bobby McFerrin