Client: Caffe Lena Inc.
The ASCAP-Deems Taylor, Library of Congress and GRAMMY Foundation Award-winning Caffè Lena History Project documented the untold story of America's oldest surviving folk music coffeehouse, now a nonprofit cultural center, located in Saratoga Springs, NY. Proceeds support Caffe Lena Inc. Buy the book here, and CD box set here.
Featured in the New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone and People Magazine.
- Discovery, assessment, digitization, processing, cataloging, rehousing, preservation, digital asset management and donation of the Caffè Lena Archives to the Library of Congress
- Content curation and development of sold-out publication of a 300-page coffee table book featuring 150 firsthand artist interviews and selections from 4,000 image photo archive
- Content curation and development of a sold-out 3-CD box set
- Live programming: featuring student & faculty performers at Skidmore College interpreting archival music for a modern audience.
- Design, identity extended across CD packaging, marketing materials, business card, website and social media
- Endorsement & collaboration with Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins (wrote foreword for book publication)
- Project management, marketing, distribution with powerHouse Books and Tompkins Square Records
- Creation of digital database: http://history.caffelena.org/
Client: Erroll Garner Estate
The GRAMMY Award-nominated and NAACP Image and Jazz Journalists Association Award-winning Erroll Garner Jazz Project documents the untold story of groundbreaking, innovative jazz pianist Erroll Garner (1923-1977).
Featured in the New York Times, NPR, Vinyl Me Please and the Wall Street Journal.
- Discovery, cataloging, archiving and donation of the Erroll Garner Archives to the University of Pittsburgh
- Logo and project design extended across print and digital platforms including CD and album packaging, marketing materials, tshirts, business cards, website and social media
- Production of a 3-CD box set / Vinyl album released by Sony Legacy
- Production of live programming featuring world renowned jazz pianist Geri Allen interpreting Garner's archival music for a modern audience at the Monterey Jazz and New Orleans Jazz Festivals.
- Project management
- Creation of searchable, digital archival database
Proceeds support community-based African American Jazz Initiatives.
Buy the CD box set here.
Client: New York Times
STORYTELLING AND STRATEGY:
- Develop and lead programming for innovative new outreach initiative focused on New York arts, culture and history with NYT music journalist Ben Sisario
- Spearhead courses on Music & Culture, Music & Business, and Music & Technology and new collaborations with artists Madame Gandhi and Madison McFerrin, Adam Shore (Red Bull), and Holly George Warren (Rolling Stone).
Client: GRAMMY Foundation / Recording Academy
STORYTELLING, BRANDING, ARCHIVAL CONSULTING, STRATEGY:
- Researched, coordinated, and co-produced video for special event “One Night Only – Celebrating the Live Music Experience” hosted by Sharon Osborne
- Researched, coordinated, and co-produced PSA video starring Rufus Wainwright for GRAMMY Foundation website
Client: Sony Legacy
GRAMMY and NAACP Image Awards nomination
STORYTELLING, BRANDING, ARCHIVAL CONSULTING, STRATEGY:
- Researched, coordinated, and co-produced "Complete Concert by the Sea" trailer video for 60th Anniversary of "Concert by the Sea" by Erroll Garner.
Client: Magic Shop Archive and Restoration Studio
The Magic Shop recording studio (originally based in Soho, NYC for 28 years - now in DUMBO, Brooklyn) was home to hundreds of recording artists like David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Ramones, Blondie, Coldplay, Arcade Fire and many more. Owner Steve Rosenthal is a four time Grammy Award-winner having produced, mixed and restored archival projects for Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, Jelly Roll Morton, Harry Nilsson, Billy Joel, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones. Steve has also produced and engineered new music for Lou Reed, Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Dave Van Ronk, Laura Nyro, Charles Brown and Ollabelle. For seventeen years, Steve and his wife Jennifer Gilson owned and operated The Living Room, New York’s iconic singer-songwriter venue.
- Curated content for events and programming including Sony listening party, Living Room concert.
- Website design and content development
- Led creative direction and project supervision on archival collection planning including the Caffe Lena audio collection and the Erroll Garner audio collection.
- Project management, marketing leading to coverage in New York Times
- Planned collaborative panels at the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference, Library of Congress, Audio Engineer Society, Skidmore College, Monterey Jazz Festival, New York Times Summer Institute
Client: Alison Fleminger on behalf of Irwin Fleminger Art Estate
Alison Fleminger is a NYC-based community builder helping today's creative practitioners succeed, while honing a valuable archive of material centered on her father Irwin's life and artistic legacy. Alison's perspective as a creative director, program curator, NYC based artist, and daughter of an artist presents a unique opportunity for her to tell her story and Irwin's story in an innovative way through her own artistic vision, while incorporating issues critical to her own time with her contemporary art world and colleagues today - bridging generations and inviting new audience engagement with the work.
Irwin Fleminger achieved international recognition for his paintings, illustrations, and his work in toy product`design. His archives include artwork, books, poetry, memorabilia, articles and related ephemera.
- Research and assessment of archive to lay groundwork for future use
- Archival curation
- Digital asset management
- Project management support
- Creative partnerships and cross-marketed production planning
- New audience engagement
- Content licensing
- Produce publication with transmedia marketing materials that utilize curated content
- Anniversary programming
All images by Irwin Fleminger.
Client: Ackland Art Museum
The Ackland Art Museum serves broad local, state, and national constituencies as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 18,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions a year.
STORYTELLING AND ARCHIVAL CONSULTING:
- Content curation and programming for Museum's 60th Anniversary celebration including archival references and live event activation
- Facilitated and developed new audiences for six weekly Community Arts programs bringing art to life through immersive experiential programming
- Design and identity
- Project management, marketing and advertising
- Outreach programming and innovative audience engagement panels, conferences and events with University and local communities
Client: Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is dedicated to documentary expression and its role in creating a more just society. A nonprofit affiliate of Duke University, CDS teaches, produces, and presents the documentary arts across a full range of media—photography, audio, film, writing, experimental and new media—for students and audiences of all ages. CDS is renowned for innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education classes; the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; curated exhibitions; international prizes; award-winning books; radio programs and a podcast; and groundbreaking projects.
- Researched, coordinated and produced photo documentation project "WHAT WE CARRY" on transitory identity in the American South, featured in the North Carolina Folklife Conference featuring local cultural figures in the Durham and Chapel Hill arts industry.
- Created and led course on "Oral History and Social Movements"
Client: BRIC Arts Media
Radiko Radio is an exciting new Podcast from Arbo Radiko in collaboration with BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, NY.
Hosted by founder Jocelyn Arem and GRAMMY nominated engineer/archivist Jessica Thompson, Radiko Radio features interviews with innovative artist-activists who draw from and reimagine archival content in new ways, harnessing the power of archival storytelling to question, transform, inspire and connect intergenerational audiences.
Episode 1 features interviews with Brooklyn based artists Martha Redbone - a musician, producer and librettist who explores/reimagines her Native American/African American heritage through exciting musical projects today and Jaishri Abichandani - a visual artist and curator originally from India who explores/reimagines traditional Indian sculpture and feminist ideologies through her innovative visual work.
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE:
Rabasi Joss is the stage name of Brooklyn-based musician Jocelyn Arem. She is a GRAMMY-nominated producer and music archivist. HELIOTROPE is a collaborative album with other musicians and artists from NY to CA.
- Production of 11-track CD of original and cover material featuring renowned artists Geri Allen and Barbara Dane, produced by Baba Israel backed by NYC soul-hip hop group Soul Inscribed.
- Production and editing of 5 minute video trailer recorded in music studio and NYC
- Album release at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
- "HELIOTROPE" signature logo extended across album cover, tote bag, print, web, and social media channels including innovative new collaboration with Raphael Santiago, a New York-based graffiti artist.
- Project management and marketing