Smooth Jazz And Public Relations – Robert Evanoff


A tenured veteran of the music industry, Mr. Evanoff has been involved in all aspects of the industry, working both at major and independent labels having managed and directed sales, marketing (tour, street, internet, 3rd party), publicity, A&R, advertising, production, graphic design, web design, packaging, business development, digital distribution, legal, licensing, publishing & royalties.

Rob enjoys writing about music and the business of music. Aside from publishing original content on Matrix To A Muse, he was also the publisher of All About and has contributed articles to Addicted To Vinyl, All About Jazz, All Music Guide, Intense! Magazine, Kik Axe Music, Live! Music Review, Music News UK, Pinup America Magazine, RAZOR Magazine, Spew, Synthesis Magazine, The Big O and The Gauntlet.

“I had the privilege of working in conjunction with Rob Evanoff on a Shanachie Entertainment project and he proved to be a highly efficient and resourceful social media specialist. His willingness to think outside the box and arm himself with the necessary knowledge to acquire media for our artist was commendable. He is resourceful, detail oriented, professional and enjoyable to work with.”

Monifa Brown, VP Publicity, Shanachie Entertainment

Smooth Jazz And Public Relations – Mastermind/MR Entertainment

Mastermind/MR Entertainment is a Maryland- based Full Service Public Relations, Artist Development and Management Company specializing in assisting Contemporary Jazz Artists to gain the needed exposure to increase visibility and gain mainstream success. We focus on Personal Involvement, dependability, Internet savvy and a deep knowledge of how to use online marketing, promotion and distribution tools/services. We also have the ability to develop and execute strategic partnerships with brands, businesses, and have built relationships with booking agents and others who can help create live performance revenue.

The men behind Mastermind are Michael Reynolds and Derrick Kenny. Michael also hosts together with Jazz Queen Talking Smooth Jazz.  For more information about this company visit their website.

Smooth Jazz And Public Relations – Cheryl Hughey Promotions

Cheryl Hughey Promotions (CHP) LLC was opened after Cheryl served on a regional Emmy-nominated film project and had accumulated a wealth of audience stream building expertise in membership development for an upscale chamber of commerce and public relations specialist.

With over a decade of writing and marketing experience, Cheryl’s diverse skill set includes service a publicist, freelance newspaper journalist, nationally published magazine writer, television associate producer, radio promoter, news editor and music bookings.

Cheryl Hughey Promotions has built a solid reputation by interweaving traditional press like radio, print and television with the word-of-mouth pipeline for companies and events featuring pop acts like Kool & the Gang, Kenny G, James Ingram and Jody Watley, along with a long list of indie CD releases around the globe including a #1 Billboard charting album in 2009 and a #1 Billboard co-producer in 2010.

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Smooth Jazz And Public Relations – Great Scott P.R.oductions


Rick Scott opened GREAT SCOTT P.R.ODUCTIONS in 1991 as a public relations, marketing and management firm. GSP designs and executes full-service publicity campaigns for recording artists, producers, songwriters, record labels, music theme cruises, athletes, and a variety of music, entertainment and sports entities, events and brands on the national, regional and local levels, including specialty markets (i.e. urban, jazz, adult pop, cycling, triathlon, etc.). In 2003, GSP entered the fray of sports representation with a focus on professional cycling. We have worked with legendary talent, major and independent record labels and international brands such as “American Idol,” AEG, Viagra, Cheerios, Sony, Warner Brothers, Capitol, Blue Note, Maverick, Mercury and Matador Records.

The range of media we target includes thousands of print (daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines), broadcast (television and radio) and online outlets (websites, blogs and social media), including mainstream consumer outlets and trades such as Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, Rolling Stone, JazzTimes, Downbeat, Jazziz, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, VH1, BET, CNN, E! Entertainment Television, Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Tonight Show, ESPN, Bicycling Magazine, Velo, ROAD and Triathlete.

We’re proud that our clients typically stay with us for years over multiple projects as it is our aim to forge long-term relationships. The way to cultivate lasting relationships is to deliver consistently. Our clients become family and it is the norm for our clients’ representatives to hire us to work with some of their other clients and projects, which serves as a testament to their level of satisfaction. We provide priority service to a limited number of clients at any given time in order to fully devote ourselves to each one.

When you hire GSP, you will get Rick servicing your account, not a junior account executive. Rick is known for the passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and positive energy he brings to each project. As a boutique firm, we have to prove ourselves daily. Usually we can be more effective than larger firms because we limit the number of accounts we commit to so that we can pour our hearts and souls into each client. We’re creative, tenacious and thorough, and show up each day striving to make great things happen for our family of clients.

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