Productions, Inc. - New Orleans is a fully integrated production
marketing company, which creates and produces world-class special
events covering a broad spectrum of entertainment genres, including
the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The company defines, develops, and implements unique,
highly acclaimed events that meet the marketing, tourism, and sales
objectives of its clients and sponsors with maximum efficiency.
Quint Davis is CEO
of Festival Productions, Inc. - New Orleans and Producer/Director
of the Jazz & Heritage Festival, which he has guided since its
origin in 1970. Mr. Davis, along with George Wein, is responsible
for the Festival's national and international prominence.
In 1995, Mr. Davis formed Festival Productions,
Inc. - New Orleans in partnership with Mr. Wein. He has produced festivals
through Festival Productions, including the Essence Music Festival
(the largest African-American music festival in America), Bayou Country Superfest, and the Acura Music Festival. He has also
produced the Popeyes 30th Anniversary Festival (New Orleans, 2002),
Kennedy Center American Music Festival (AMJAM 1998) and two Presidential
inaugural outdoor celebrations in Washington, DC: "America's
Reunion on the Mall" in 1993 and "An American Journey"
in 1997 (both were two-day events). Mr. Davis has traveled extensively,
managing the tours of such renowned artists as Duke Ellington, Chuck
Berry, and B.B. King.
George Wein, founder
of Festival Productions, Inc. - New Orleans, has been producing
music events for over 40 years. He originated outdoor music festivals
with the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and conceived the formats
of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Essence Music
Over the years, Mr. Wein's has produced
hundreds of festivals around the world, including the JVC Jazz Festivals
in New York, London, Nice, and Newport; The Verizon Music Festival
in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and Tampa Bay; the Aurex Festivals
in Japan; the Playboy Jazz Festival in the Hollywood Bowl; the Boston
Globe Festival; Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival; and the
Toyota Comedy Festival co-produced with Alan King. Mr. Wein has
produced the Benson & Hedges Blues series, the Miller Brewing
Company's Miller Sound Express, and the KOOL Jazz Festival series.
AEG Live. Since 2004, Festival Productions has co-produced many of its events with AEG Live. AEG Live is a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, one of the leading providers of live entertainment and sports in the world. AEG Live is dedicated to all aspects of live entertainment and multi-media production and is the second largest concert promotion, special event and touring company in the world. AEG Live has an international reach with regional and local presence in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, London, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver and Seattle. For more information visit http://www.aeglive.com/
As the list of special events created by Festival
Productions, Inc. - New Orleans makes clear, the company is unrivaled
as the producer of enduring festivals and other forms of celebratory
entertainment that inspire revelry, joy, and a genuine sense of