“Jocelyn is conscientious and dedicated to her work. She is open to feedback and collaboration and has a very professional, yet easy manner. ”
— Kristin Starling, The GRAMMY Foundation
“[Arbo Radiko] is passionate about building communities, both local and global, in person and online. They understand the power of collaboration and have the ability to tell compelling stories through thoughtful public programs, humanities resources, and through accessible formats.”
— Lauren Kushnick, NY Council for the Humanities
“I had the pleasure of working with Jocelyn on Erroll Garner’s “The Complete Concert by the Sea” 60th anniversary re-issue album. Jocelyn was a pure joy to work with, her commitment to excellence was evidenced on a consistent basis throughout the entire process. Her passion, dedication, kindness, and professionalism are second to none. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to work with Jocelyn.”
— Henry Towns, Director of A&R Sony Music Entertainment
"The Caffè Lena book saved our venue. It helped us tell our venue's story of social justice, deep friendships and endless songs to an international audience. It catalyzed a transformation of our small non-profit organization. Thanks to the book, over the course of the past two years we completed a $2 million renovation of our Victorian two-story in downtown Saratoga Springs that has made our performance space beautiful, accessible, and widely regarded as the best sounding venue in our region."
— Sarah Craig, Executive Director of Caffè Lena
Jocelyn Arem - Founder, Executive Producer
Jocelyn is a Brooklyn-based, community-oriented multimedia producer, strategist, creative director, content curator, artist, activist, and archival consultant working across audio, film, print, and live activation. She has over 15 years of experience building and managing cross-functional teams and developing projects that reach new audiences and communities. Her GRAMMY, Library of Congress and ASCAP Deems Taylor Award-nominated projects have resulted in collections being placed at the Library of Congress, colleges and universities. As a musician raised in a family of artists, Jocelyn understands firsthand the unique challenges creative people face in organizing their historical material. She enjoys exploring new ways to reimagine "buried treasure" to promote her clients' legacies. She teaches multimedia production at the NY Times Summer Institute. She has been invited to speak at The EMP Pop Music Conference, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, The San Francisco GRAMMY Chapter, the Library of Congress, the NYU Music Technology Colloquium, The New York Times Summer Academy, and The Monterey Jazz Festival on topics including Archival Storytelling, Entrepreneurial Ventures, Women in Business, Oral HIstory & Social Movements, Documentary Studies , Fundraising & Grant Writing in the Arts, Food & Music, and Archival Studies in Music.
She also performs as a soul/jazz singer under the name RABASI JOSS - Visit www.rabasijoss.com for more information.
Kathryn Littlefield - Creative Alignments, Funding Strategy
Kathryn has excelled in development and communications positions for nearly ten years. She has worked closely with nonprofit boards, executive directors, foundations, corporations, government representatives and individual stakeholders to build truly impactful, longstanding funding relationships and increasing access to arts and culture for all. Her prior organizational partnerships include the Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and the Brooklyn Museum, providing project management to high profile sponsorship accounts, multi-year global partnerships, and facilitation for corporate fundraising efforts around major projects and exhibitions.
Jessica Thompson - Mastering Engineer and Archival Project Manager
Jessica is a GRAMMY nominated audio mastering, restoration engineer, and audio archivist. Her mastering/restoration highlights include Erroll Garner's The Complete Concert By The Sea (Columbia/Legacy), nominated for Best Historical GRAMMY, 2016; Woody Guthrie's My Name Is New York (Woody Guthrie Publications) and Live At Caffe Lena (Tompkins Square). She is a board member of the SF Chapters of AES and The Recording Academy and a member of ARSC, and she has been invited to present at: Future of Music (2006), Experience Music Project Pop Con (2014, 2015), ARSC Conference (2014, 2015, 2017), SXSW (2016), Skidmore College (2015), AES (2016)
Lisa Owens - Design Director
Lisa is a sought after graphic designer who has worked with clients including: Disney, Australian Open, The Wall Street Journal, PGA, FUJITSU, AT&T, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, COX, Coca-Cola North America, Sony, the Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Sunset Center, Waxing Poetic, Octane Press and website design for Kenney Construction and Truly Mindful Coloring
Michelle Magdalena Maddox - Photographer and Videographer
Michelle is an award-winning photographer trained commercially at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. Known internationally for her commercial, fine art, editorial, portraits, and wedding photographer, her work includes the cover image of the GRAMMY-nominated Sony Legacy CD box set and vinyl release "The Complete Concert by the Sea." She is the founder of Bohypsian Magazine.
ADVISORS: John Roth, Linda Schmidt, Holly George Warren