News & Updates | Cleveland Music Group
We would like to thank our clients and friends for all your votes for us in the 2009 Fox 8 Hot List Contest! After being in third place for the past two years, we made second place this year!
We are entered in this particular contest as a full-service agency, but many of our bands also run as well. So we were very pleased to see that spots 3-5 were taken up by bands from our roster! Redline took the third spot, Heart & Soul placed fourth, and Rick & the Cutting Edge won fifth place.
This couldn’t have happened without our happy clients and supporters taking time out of their day to vote for us. We sincerely appreciate this effort!
One thing that sets Jerry Bruno Productions’ DJ services apart is the fact that we aren’t a DJ factory. We show you video of the DJs we have to offer, and you get to select the DJ you like most based on presentation, personality, price, and character. Scott Jones likens it to “video dating.”
But sometimes it can be hard to choose. Sometimes, who the DJ is doesn’t matter as much as the fact that he or she is professional, reliable, and insured. That’s where our new Best Choice DJ Program comes in: For just $499, you get a 5 hour DJ service with a trusted Jerry Bruno DJ, professional sound, and the assistance and expertise in planning your entertainment from the Jerry Bruno Productions’ staff.
All you have to do to get this great rate is leave it to us! We’ll choose the Best DJ available for your date and handle all the details. Rather than working with the DJ on the details leading up to your event, you’ll speak with our office. We’ll handle it all for you! You get a great DJ and big savings in time and cost.
This program allows you to save up to $1,000 on a DJ from the Jerry Bruno Productions roster of professional entertainment hosts. Ask a sales agent at the office about the Best Choice DJ Program today!
Last week, Leigh answered the office phone, and on the other end was a producer from America’s Got Talent. The hit NBC show is holding auditions now and they were looking for special acts to audition. The producer, Shauna, who is originally from Cleveland, offered to set up audition times direct with the producers so our talent would not need to wait in line.
We gave Shauna a few recommendations and asked her to visit our web site to have a look at all the great talent we have to offer. She called back within ten minutes to offer auditions to Frederick Davis of The Orchestra, Tiffany Marchak of The Avenue, and our Wind & Sand Bellydancing troupe.
We are pleased to announce that Frederick Davis and Wind & Sand will both be auditioning. Tiffany Marchak is in talks with the producers along with her fiancé, magician Rick Smith, Jr. America’s Got Talent producers have invited Rick to compete on their show in previous years, but due to contracts and appearances on other shows, like ABC’s Master of Champions and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it hasn’t worked out. Tiffany has previously appeared on American Idol and ABC’s The One.
Good luck to all of our auditioners, and stay tuned for updates!
A few months ago, we posted that Celene’s Cuisine was holding a contest for a free wedding cake. Now, the Cleveland bakery is holding the contest again!
You can enter before Monday, Nov. 16th at the Celene Cuisine web site. It’s fun! All you are asked to do is describe your dream wedding cake in 100 words or less. The cake will be made to serve up to 100 guests. Good luck, and tell your friends!
For the past two years, we have placed Third in the Cleveland Wedding Music category of the Fox 8 Hot List Contest. Pretty good. But with over 18 bands, 15 DJs, and countless other groups, acts, and musicians as well as over 1,500 happy clients per year, we’re pretty sure we could reach first or second place this time.
It’s so easy to help us reach our goal. Simply click the yellow “Vote” button on our page at the Hot List contest site. You may have to register quickly, but you will not be spammed.
Voting ends November 6 and we will post the results as soon as they are announced. Thank you!
The office of Jerry Bruno Productions is welcoming a new employee who is no stranger. Geoff Short, lead singer and bandleader of The Avenue, has joined our team as the new Sales & Promotion Manager. Geoff’s primary functions will be client and venue relations and entertainment booking. We’re sure his various skills will blossom out from there and he will be a wonderful asset to the office.
With over a decade of media sales experience and endless involvement in the entertainment industry, Geoff was a natural selection for the position. Geoff was performing and directing in musical groups and stage productions well before he began working with brides and corporate clients as part of The Avenue.
Geoff has worked in television; radio and print marketing and advertising; promotions, and online sales for over 15 years at stations like WGAR, WKNR, FOX and WKYC. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing the branding, communications and public relations campaigns of some of the biggest companies in the country including Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and the Cleveland Clinic. For WKYC, Geoff produced and co-hosted an Emmy nominated, on-air weekly segment. As an Advertising Manager at the Sun News, Geoff managed a team of Account Executives selling marketing and advertising packages throughout Northeast Ohio.
He currently is the President of the Board of Cassidy Theatre, Inc. in Parma Heights and also sits on the board of the Cooperative Alliance of Medina Entertainment Organizations (CAMEO). Geoff produces and hosts Call-Back, a weekly cable program seen Mondays at 10:30pm on Cox Cable 45, dedicated to Cleveland community theater.
Most recently Geoff was Director of Sales and Marketing for Bio-Safe, International – a pathology lab services company. But his heart lies in the world of entertainment, and the timing was perfect to utilize that passion at Jerry Bruno Productions.
“Jerry Bruno Productions is the best entertainment company in this region,” said Geoff. “After working with everyone at JBP over the last three years as the bandleader of The Avenue, and after a lifetime of working on stage and behind the scenes of the entertainment business, I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to help bring some of the best entertainment of all kinds to even more people, companies and special events and help JBP continue to grow.”