Throughout the years since its inception in 1983, Redwood Entertainment, Inc. has been known for its comprehensive management, artist representation, and record label marketing services. The company’s management and marketing projects have included Fahir Atakoglu, internationally renowned symphonic composer and conductor who as bandleader, composer/pianist has released three Jazz/World Music CDs in the United States that have made it to #1 (three times) on the JazzWeek World Music Charts; Painted on Water, featuring Eurovision winners Sertab Erener and Demir Demirkan, which is a fusion of World Music with Jazz and Pop influences; Sezen Aksu, Turkey’s “First Lady of Song”; Beduk – Turkish native and international EDM artist and producer; Grammy winner Ken Williams, an original writer of Alicia Keys’ Grammy winning hit “You Don’t Know My Name”; Kenny Seymour, musical director of Broadway’s Tony Award winning Memphis; the legendary Jazz and session guitarist John Tropea; David Bennett Cohen, original keyboard player with Country Joe and the Fish; World Music/R&B/Hip-Hop/Reggae fusion band, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège led by Emmy nominated Derrick Ashong for his hosting of Al Jazeera English’s The Stream; producer/ singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen McConnaughey; composer, producer and guitarist Larry Baeder; Fremont John, AC singer/songwriter; internationally renowned Spanish/Canadian singer/songwriter Luthea Salom; Spanish-Argentinean blues/rock artist Demian Dominguez; New York’s own New Orleans second line Jambalaya Brass Band; rockers GIBlythe, featuring Geoffrey Blythe of Black 47 and formally of the U.K.’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners; and many others.
Redwood’s comedy roster includes many prominent comedians including Andrea Mezvinsky (voted ‘America’s Funniest Mom’ on The Oprah Winfrey Show); comic Michele Balan, NBC’s Last “Woman” Comic Standing
and many others. Other artists Redwood has worked with include Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany; Annie Haslam (former lead singer of Renaissance); singer/songwriter Neshama Carlebach; R&B legend Chuck Jackson; Early Clover of the Coasters; and independent record labels Motema Music, and Young Pals Music, to name but a few.
Redwood CEO, Janet Castiel is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS/The Recording Academy/The Grammys), member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), and co-founder of the New York Blues & Jazz Society (NYBJS).
Redwood Entertainment works with world famous artists, including Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winning singers, songwriters, musicians, and comedians, and retains multiple affiliations with business to business and trade organizations.