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About Redwood Entertainment

Throughout the years since its inception in 1983, Redwood Entertainment’s music and touring departments have been known for their comprehensive management, artist representation, and record label marketing services.

Redwood artists have garnered numerous Grammy nominations, winning six Grammies in categories such as Best Instrumental Composition Jazz and Best Jazz Instrumental Album.            In 2003 Sertab Erener won the Eurovision contest, the first Turkish artist to receive the prize. Several of our U.S. based artists have received Tony and Emmy awards.

The company’s international clients include Fahir Atakoglu, a renowned symphonic composer and conductor, he has released three Jazz/World Music CDs in the United States that have made it to #1 on the JazzWeek Charts. He has composed sound tracks for over twenty films and television series. Armagan Durdag, a world class symphonic composer and pianist, has performed with symphony orchestras in Europe and Turkey.

Greek jazz saxophonist Dimitris Vassilakis’ Jazz Democracy project was presented at the United Nations in April, 2018. In 2019 he created the Rhodes International Jazz Festival and partnered with the Bodrum Jazz Festival in Turkey to create the cultural exchange, “Jazz Across the Water”. Greek composer and accordionist Zoe Tiganouria is regarded as a national treasure, her music is included in the soundtrack of the American film Tango Shalom set for release in spring, 2020.

Italian jazz singer, Letitia Gambi’s two albums were produced by the Grammy winning, Lenny White. Letizia performs extensively in the United States and Europe, many times under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Culture. Canadian jazz singer Julie Michels has performed and recorded in Europe, Africa and North America. Her next recording will be an interpretation of the songs of Lyle Lovett produced by Grammy nominated Mark Ruffin.

American jazz artists include singer and composer Abigail Rockwell whose album “Autumn Noir” has received rave reviews, she has been described as a smoldering torch singer.  Aimee Allen composes original material and has her own take on classic jazz repertoire, she sings in English, French and Portuguese. Chicago based vocalist Tammy McCann has toured throughout Europe and Asia with performances featuring the music from the American Songbook and a salute to Mahalia Jackson. 

Educator Bill Warfield fronts the Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra and Bill Warfield’s Big Band Orchestra. Ric Frank is the leader of the Jambalaya Brass Band and the Sonido Arrasando Latin combo. Mark Fox is an innovative composer,  award winning saxophonist and Malian harp player, documentary film maker and bandleader releasing his second album “Iridescent Sound”. Veteran saxophonist Richard Howell now fronts his own group and composes music which has been incorporated into a series of ballets.

Legendary Blues keyboard player Barry Goldberg is also a prolific composer who has written hit songs for Rod Stewart and Gladys Knight. Larry Newcomb is an educator and accomplished guitarist who performs with both jazz and blues bands. David Bennett Cohen is the original keyboard player with Country Joe and the Fish and continues to play great blues and rock ‘n roll.

Jeremiah Abiah is multi-talented vocalist, composer and showman who began his career in opera and went on to coach some of the most important performers on Broadway, in film and concerts. His third album is his interpretations of the songs of Madonna.

In addition Redwood Entertainment has organized the book tour for Jonathan Kane’s “Art Kane: Harlem 1958” which has been presented at the National Jazz Museum of Harlem, the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers/Newark, the Grammy Museum , Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Library of Congress.

Redwood Entertainment is also organizing a book tour for Abigail Rockwell for the new edition of the biography of her grand-father, Norman Rockwell, “My Adventures as an Illustrator”. She has presented the book at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Museum of Illustration.

Redwood Entertainment is a co-producer for the upcoming radio project Johnny Goldstein’sAn Elegy for the Lost City, for the “World’s first Audio Book in Radio Form”, a next generation, musically-enhanced serialized drama based on his novel which was published in 2016.

 

COMPANY HISTORY

Redwood Entertainment Inc. is widely known for its versatile management approaches in the Music and Entertainment Industries. Redwood's late founder, Janet Castiel, and her sister, Carol Green, were raised in the music business and bring a lifetime of business relationships and experiences for their clients. Their father was the legendary agent, Jackie Green. 

Although the company was incorporated in the USA in 1983, Janet Castiel had already begun to germinate the seeds that would become Redwood almost 20 earlier in Spain where she worked for Espectaculos Internacionales Francisco Bermudez buying talent from around the world for performances in Europe.    

In 2004 Carol Green joined the company and the sisters subsequently combined Redwood Entertainment, Inc. with their late father’s corporation, the Jack L. Green Company.

Jackie Green was renowned in the entertainment industry and worked with artists such as, Shirley MacLaine, Telly Savales, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli George Shearing, Billy Shaw, Raquel Welch, Englebert Humperdinck, Buddy Rich and many other legendary performers. He began his career with the Willard Alexander Agency handling the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and other major big bands. 

Jackie Green was also instrumental in launching the British “rock invasion” in the 1960s by opening up the U.S. market for such artists as The Dave Clark Five, The Animals, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Freddy & The Dreamers, The Hullabaloos and the Kinks.  He also opened up new vistas in concert touring by setting the first million-dollar guarantee which was for Barbara Streisand.

Both sisters grew up to the tune of groundbreaking music industry deals which were made on a regular basis by a music industry master-craftsman.  The Redwood Partners are developing and contemporizing the legacy of their legendary father, managing performing artists and working with music publishing companies for the licensing of songs.

Redwood’s services encompass other areas of the entertainment business in marketing, public relations, and radio promotion with an award-winning emphasis on music sales, and video and film production.  Where we excel, is in the originality and freshness of our creative design and niche marketing.   Whether our clients need a totally new approach to the market or enhancements in familiar markets, our marketing execution and strategic placement give our clients a distinct advantage.  Our structure allows our clients to choose from a range of services that is right for them.

In addition to many years of managing talent, Redwood Entertainment, has been involved with various award winning film and video projects including “Love Times 3”  a Music Video starring Chuck Jackson, O.C. Smith, and Cuba Gooding Sr. formerly of the Main Ingredient.

Redwood Entertainment also produced a combination live performance  and film production of  the Canadian Jazz Artist, Anna Romain and The Norman Amadio Orchestra in “An Evening With Duke Ellington and The Sophisticated Lady.”  The concerts on the Island of Grenada served as a benefit for St. Michael’s Hospital in St. Georges, Grenada.  Additionally, Janet Castiel directed the video and shot and directed the principal still photography.