Absolutely Live Entertainment produces originally conceived concert tours and manages them for artists, agencies and sponsors. We produce profitable tours from "soup to nuts", professionally handling all aspects of the project including sponsorship management, finance, travel, media relations, promotion, merchandising and box office operations.
We will be producing a world-tour in 2020, of the all-female jazz ensemble Artemis, featuring Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Melissa Aldana or Nicole Glover, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Ueda and Allison Miller.
And, in 2020, we are producing Fly HIgher, a global tour celebrating the centennial of Charlie Parker, featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa and Terri Lyne Carrington as co-music directors along with Charenee Wade, Kris Davis, Adam O'Farrill, Larry Grenadier & Kassa Overall.
From 2010-13, ALE produced concerts throughout North America in association with HBO's acclaimed show, "Treme." -- a night in Treme, the Musical Majesty of New Orleans, featured Donald Harrison, Jr., Soul Rebels Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, Stanton Moore, Glen David Andrews, Ivan Neville, James "12" Andrews, Dr. Michael White, Big Sam Williams, and a host of other fabulous New Orleans musicians.
In 2013 ALE produced the Montery Jazz Festival's 55th Anniversary Tour featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Chris Potter, Ambrose Akinmusire, Benny Green and Lewis Nash. In 2014, ALE produced the "Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60" tour featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Marin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn. In 2016, ALE produced the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 2016, featuring Raul Midon, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton and the Gerald Clayton Trio with Joe Sanders and either Gregory Hutchinson or Kendrick Scott. In 2019, ALE produced the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura & Jamison Ross.
Other ALE tours of note include Danilo Perez's Things to Come: 21st Century Dizzy 2010 tour, which dazzled audiences with its all star lineup, and pan-global collaborations; The Blue Note 7 tour of 2009, featuring Peter Bernstein, Ravi Coltrane, Lewis Nash, Nicholas Payton, Peter Washington and Steve Wilson, and musically directed by Bill Charlap, paid tribute to Blue Note Records' 70th anniversary, with a North American tour spanning four months, and a critically lauded CD recording, The Blue Note 7: Mosaic. Jimmy Cobb & The So What Band's Kind of Blue @ 50 tour took the band around the globe, paying tribute to one of the greatest jazz recordings of all time, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.