Absolutely Live Entertainment can produce any type of event, from corporate to private, from theaters to outdoor concerts or small gatherings. We have expertise with event budgeting, staffing, infrastructure, ticketing, site design, staging, scheduling, logistics, and more. And we are available as consultants in person, on the phone or over skype/facetime, etc. on an hourly-basis.
Two unique events ALE managed were Louis, A Silent Film at the Apollo Theatre, which featured the Wynton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad performing live to Dan Pritzker's homage to Louis Armstrong; and James Frey's New York City Bright, Shiny Morning book release blow-out party at the Gramercy Theatre.
The Brubeck family greatly honored us by selecting us to produce Dave Brubeck's memorial celebration on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Brecker family has done the same with Michael Brecker's memorial at The Town Hall, and three celebrations of his life and music at Jazz at Lincoln Center which featured Paul Simon, James Taylor, Hugh Jackman, Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Chaka Khan, Ravi Coltrane, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis and many others.
ALE was proud to work with JusticeAid, on May 15, 2016 at Washington’s Historic Lincoln Theatre where we presented Grammy Award-winning Ozomatli and DC’s local go-go legends Trouble Funk. The sold out concert benefited the National Juvenile Defender Center and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.
On May 24, 2017, at the City Winery, ALE produced another sold-out event for JusticeAid entitled "Gotta Serve Somebody," an all-female celebration of Bob Dylan with Ruby Amanfu, Martha Redbone, Carrie Rodriguez, Somi, Kandace Springs, and Dar Williams. This unique concert benefited the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center in NYC. And on April 24, 2018, ALE produce yet another sold-out event for JusticeAid entiled "Songs for Lady Day: The Music of Billie Holiday," featuring Marshall Crenshaw, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paula Cole, Kandace Springs and Dom Flemons at The Hamilton in Wasington DC. This event raised over $100,000 for the Civil Rights Corps and Essie Justice Group in their fight against racism and economic inequality in our justice system. ALE produced additional events for JusticeAid in November 2018 and April 2019 and will produce an all-star concert at the new NYC City Winery on May 18, 2020 in tribute to Nina Simone, and will return to the Lincoln Theatre on September 16, 2020.