PROFILE

Highly motivated, passionate, results oriented production professional with a successful record of achievement managing and producing large scale live entertainment events. Extensive experience in designing, developing, and implementing concerts, festivals and international music conferences and exhibition events. Detail oriented fiscal planner with an eye for excellence in show quality standards.

STRENGTHS

s Large and small scale event production characterized by attention to detail and fiscal responsibility
s Project management expert with proven track record of budget performance and production excellence 
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Contract negotiations; city-wide convention center, hotel and service vendor agreements involving major national
    brands and event spaces
s Team leadership through inspiration and team development

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Innovative production design - able to work efficiently with limited resources in a broad landscape of environments
s Exceptionally high show quality standards
s Project management in corporate and non profit settings
s Cultivating strategic relationships with partners, vendors and service providers
s Advanced computer skills – Microsoft and Adobe applications

PRODUCTION | MANAGEMENT

FREELANCE EVENT PRODUCER AND CONSULTANT | Steve Baker Productions | 2008 - present

RHYTHM & RIBS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL | Executive Producer | Steve Baker Productions
Kansas City, MO | October 2011, 2012
s Multi-venue music festival featuring national and regional jazz, blues and R&B acts combined with the finest
    barbeque and arts vendors in the greater Kansas City area.

LAGUNA BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL | Technical Director / Production Manager | Steve Baker Productions
Laguna Beach CA | February 2013, 2012, 2011, January 2010
s Week long multi-venue chamber music festival presenting collaborative performances featuring internationally
    renowned artists; Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Calder Quartet (2012 artists)

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS JAZZ MASTERS AWARDS CONCERT
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York | January 2012, 2011, 2010, October 2008
s Consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center - manage the affairs for the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters

    and collaborate with the NEA and Jazz at Lincoln Center on event production. 

NAMM - THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION | Project Manager
Anaheim, CA | January 14-16, 2010
s Co-managed the production of the H.O.T. Zone (Hands on Training), an innovative program designed to bring
    professional development and technical training to a specialized community of music industry professionals.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR JAZZ EDUCATION (IAJE) | Executive Producer | 1998 - 2008
s Design and produce association events from educational institutes to city wide international jazz
    conferences for the music industry held throughout North America.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

s Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival | Kansas City - As first year executive producer; managed the festival within the projected budgetary guidelines and elevated the production efficiency to begin its return to a fiscally successful and nationally recognized music festival. Received Kansas City Visitor Choice Award for best music festival.

s Laguna Beach Music Festival - Consulted on sound design elements leading to fabrication of acoustic treatments that transformed the Laguna Playhouse into a viable live chamber music venue. Established new levels of festival prodcution to exceed expectations of internationally acclaimeed artists, festival partners and sold out audiences.

s National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters - Designed and implemented an artist relations model that attracted a record number of previously named NEA Jazz Masters attending the 30th Anniversary of the NEA's premiere jazz event bestowing the natio n's highest honor to legendary jazz musicians.
 
s IAJE - Innovative production and meeting planning measures established this international nonprofit arts association's
annual international conference as the best in the industry presenting a dynamic productio
n scope including: multiple venue jazz festival, 90K square foot music industry exposition, technology laboratory, special event production and concurrent sessions comprising nearly 400 events.
 
TALENT CASTING AND CONTRACTING

WALT DISNEY COMPANY, DISNEYLAND | Talent Casting and Booking
Anaheim, CA 1993 – 1998
s Provide casting services for world premiere productions, television specials, Disney Channel specials, special
   events, Disneyland Park shows and atmosphere talent.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

s Contracted and cast professional talent for internal and external clients of the Walt Disney Company including:
    Disneyland, Walt Disney Special Events Group, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Special Events and Anaheim
    Sports that set new standards for entertainment products.
s Revised the casting process enhancing the talent casting role based on greater service to the Show Development
    Team through expanded talent resources that established greater credibility throughout the talent community.
s Developed automated electronic contract system increasing administrative efficiency by 60%.
s Live pre-show casts for the World Premiere of Disney’s Hercules at the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway in
    New York and the Chicago Theater in Chicago.
s Live pre-show casts for the Premiere of Disney’s The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and
    Hercules at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.
Related experience

RELATED PRODUCTION

OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES, Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad | Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee 
Los Angeles, CA

s Produced the Olympic Fanfare Trumpet Unit for the world premiere of John William’s Olympic Fanfare and Theme.

EDUCATION

s Bachelor of Music: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

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