A lifetime of music - performance, promotion, production - 360 vision of social arts
Diverse career of curating intimate experiences and unforgettable events
Presenting arts that build excited community, rich memories, and sensory intrigue
I am an events professional producing first-rate live experiences for audiences, organizations, students, and families. My events are focused on building community through gatherings where attendees experience powerful sensations with art that forge a wealth of rich memories. I accomplish this primarily through Stereo Dinner, my production group that curates events bringing artists closer to a cultivated community of their fans- right to the same table, in fact- to share in the harmony of sound and taste together, building deep sensory and personal connections. After all, my relationship to live experiences has always stood on those three pillars: sounds, flavors, feelings.
My background is as much in concerts as it is in food and beverage, and in both disciplines I have touched just about every piece of the puzzle. With over a decade of experience in hospitality, I've worked in diverse capacities through event venues and restaurants across the country. The same can be said for my career in concerts, and together they have attuned me to the essentials and intangibles of fostering strong connections around musical and gastronomic art. As a professional musician, my offering is sound that is social and builds relationships. As a food and beverage cognoscente, my hospitality is warm, educational, and entertaining. As an event producer, my hallmark is creating occasions that symphonize all of these qualities into an immersive experience.
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Most recently I utilized my talents and honed my skills as Venue Manager of City Winery, at both the New York City flagship and the newer Boston property. Daily leadership of an operation boasting over 400 concerts and 200 high profile events annually equipped me to develop the unique “concert dining” brand in Boston and deliver unforgettable experiences to hundreds of thousands of concertgoers annually.
Before all that noise, I was crafting smaller shows. I spent the three years before my time with CW building multiple concert series in Syracuse, NY where, prior to my professional endeavors, I graduated from Syracuse University's Music & Entertainment Industries Program. I found a pocket for my expertise in combining concert production skills with my lifelong experience and passion for restaurant work. Keeping both worlds together, I created and promoted many independent productions & events through opportunities in the growing arts, culinary, craft beverage, and entrepreneurial communities in Syracuse. At City Winery, I managed some aspect of all of those realms of expertise in one building.
I am privileged to have had a unique view into the live music business- learning firsthand from the leading minds in the mainstream music industry, building a musical community from the grassroots level, coalescing my hospitality skills and event productions knowledge, booking successful shows in clubs around the east coast, and thriving in top venues like Carnegie Hall.