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MEET THE FUNKY FRESH FLY JAMBOX TEAM

THE HEAD HONCHOS

LEE EVANS

Founder & CEO / Studio Director

Lee Evans is a Gold Album/award winning Producer/Songwriter/Engineer/Musician and a long time veteran of the music industry. With over 30 years background in the music industry, starting as a child, Lee Evans wrote, arranged, played piano and sang for young harmony group “The Fourth Edition” a group that went on to win amateur night at the Apollo a whopping 6 times, sharing the stage with the likes of Michael Jackson, James Brown, and other legends.

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CATHY PALMISANO

Founder & CEO / Administrative Director

In 1992, Ms. Palmisano became Co-Owner and Administrative Director of JAMBOX Entertainment Studios. Ms. Palmisano has remained instrumental in managing, developing, and consulting the careers of chart topping artists and television personalities, including Song Diva, Lori Michaels- who at the age of 16, started the non-profit organization REACH OUT, Inc. Ms. Palmisano has served as the charity’s Executive Director since its inception in 1989. Under Ms Palmisano’s guidance, REACH OUT, Inc. has touched the lives of millions of people. Due to her high level of administrative work, commitment, and dedication- REACH OUT, Inc. produces programs and projects for/alongside some of the nation’s most noteworthy, charitable organizations. In 2006, Ms. Palmisano also co-founded 4SIGHT Music Productions which went on to produce the classic album “Year Of The Cowboy” by NYC Times Square Icon, The Naked Cowboy (which had its television debut on MTV). Ms. Palmisano started and currently directs the educational careers internship program at JAMBOX ENtertainment which has helped 100s of young interns find direction for their careers. Due to her efforts, JAMBOX Entertainment is considered “a top recording studio in the metropolitan area” by industry professionals.


MEET OUR AMAZING ENGINEERS

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LEE EVANS

Award Winning Producer, Musician, Audio Engineer

Lee Evans is the Head Engineer here at JAMBOX. His background as a music producer/engineer, live musician, musical director, arranger and instructor is intensive to say the least. Able to blend well into many different genres, Lee has become the voice of experience at JAMBOX Entertainment.

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PETER JORGE

Platinum Veteran Audio Engineer

As a veteran Engineer in New York City for the past 22 years, Peter has worked with some of the best in the business including Sporty Thievz for which he received a Platinum Record credit to his list of accomplishments.

Other gifted artists include Krs One, Big Daddy Kane, M.O.P., Peter Gunz, Jin, Gangstarr, Don Omar, Young B, P-Star, Megan Rochell, MF Grimm, Brooklyn Zu, Webstar and Jim Jones to name a few. His studio training has given him the opportunity to work out of various famous studios such as Power Play Studios, Unique, Quad, KMA, Chung King, D & D, Soundtracks, Daddy’s House, Platinum Sounds, Sony and The Hit Factory.

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Tyquan “Ty The Sound God” Gholson

Top Audio Engineer

Ty The Sound God is one of the top audio and mixing engineers in all of NYC. Ty was a head engineer at Quad and Penthouse Studios, training many of their current engineers. Ty was worked extensively in many other A-list studios around town when he booked a session for a client at JAMBOX and he and owner Lee Evans got to talking. That set it off! Ty had decided to make JAMBOX his home! Ty has been working with major artists such as: A$AP Rocky, YMCMB, Sara Bareilles, Meghan Trainor J. Cole, Ciara, Krewella, PNB Rock, SkiMask Slump God, Onyx, Lloyd Banks and many more. His engineering, mixing and production skills cover a very wide range of styles and genres. Good natured, focused, and talented, Ty can be considered as one of NYC’s ‘Top Elite’ audio engineers

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Xalent

Audio Engineer/Music Producer/Artist

Raymond Girtley AKA Xalent is an Audio Engineer, Producer, and Artist born in New Orleans, LA. Inspired by artists/producers such as DJ Quik, 9th Wonder, Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, Alchemist, and Timbaland,he sharpened his craft of production by creating a style that’s smooth and melodic with a “bounce”. In 2003 he established “R.T.M.” Rock The Mic Productions. He began producing tracks for himself and other artists while being mentored by Mannie Fresh. By 21, he engineered some of the biggest recording artists in Atlanta like Gucci Mane, Andre 3000, Trillville, V.I.C., etc. He was mentored by platinum selling producer Riecco Delavega who helped to prepare him with not only the professional “Ear” for music, but also the industry. In 2010 Xalent moved to NYC and began working with multi platinum producers Ty Fyffe and Young Lord of Bad Boy Records, “The Hitmen”, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Nicki Minaj, Fred Da Godson, Prodigy, Kelly Rowland, August Alsina and more building his brand and his resume. Expect more progressions from him and his affiliates.

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Mark Dollar

Audio Engineer/Music Producer/Musician

Mark Dollar is a Guitarist/Producer/Engineer from the New York tri-state area. He hails from a family filled with successful musicians, songwriters and engineers. Mark’s Uncle, the late, great Kevin Parker functioned as one of the top music directors in the NJ gospel music scene, along with the likes of Ray Charles, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams and Patti Labell. With that type of talent running throughout his family, it was only a matter of time before Mark would eventually strive for the same amount of excellence.

With a huge love for Rock, Mark toured 18 countries, along with playing and writing on several major Punk Rock and Metal releases by the time he reached the age of 17.

By the age of 22, Mark decided to take on the studio realm as a session player – playing on records such as Jill Scott’s 2nd Album ” Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol 2″. Jahiem’s “The Makings of A Man” along with many records on Bad-Boy and Capitol records for the likes of R.Kelly, J Holiday, Jennifer Hudson and so many more. While he gained serious momentum as a session musician, Mark’s engineering and production knowledge started to become highly favored amongst record producers and labels, as being one of the first local engineers to fully learn and master the powerful industry changing software – Pro Tools.

Because of Mark engineering expertise that included a hybrid of old school engineering techniques along with newly discovered techniques in the digital engineering realm, Mark managed to work with a host of current A list clients such as Kanye West, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, Beyonce, Lauren Hill, Whitney Houston and many others.

Mark also produced American idol and The Voice artists, Erik Parian and Carolyne Byrne.

Mark also takes time to work on his own Rock bands -Deth Metal Chix, and Aliens both with songs and albums due out spring/summer 2017. He is also the Co-Founder of This is Audio, a community and internet resource for aspiring audio professionals.

Mark Dollar is Proudly Endorsed by Avid, Fab-filter, and Iconic Custom Guitars

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JKEY

Award Winning Producer, Musician, Keyboardist, & Audio Engineer

JKey is a highly acclaimed producer, engineer, vocal arranger, and pianist. Many of his associated acts include Notch, Kat Deluna, Mya, Pitbull, Kumbia All State, Ilegales, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Reggaeton, niños, P-Star, Taio Cruz, DJ Kazzanova, Snoop Dogg, Big Pun, Rah Digga, Wyclef, Beyonce, Don Omar, Zion, Mario, D-mingo, La Republika, Prince Royce, and Andy Andy.

The genres of music he works with varies, from hip hop, R&B, Pop, Salsa and Bachata, to symphonic scoring, house, and techno. JKey is a platinum award winning producer, 12 times Billboard producer, and an Emmy award winner.

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Yair Silva

Audio Engineer specializing in EDM music

Yair Silva is a relatively new house engineer here at JAMBOX. A graduate of Full Sail Audio School. Yair’s got what it takes to add the technical magic into your music

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Anthony Sampson ‘aka’ SAMPSON

Audio Engineer

Anthony Sampson is a graduate of the world renown SAE Audio School. and one of their featured alumni.

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Zach ‘DJ Pantom’ Magliaro

Music Producer / Engineer / Musician

Audio Engineer producer, mentor Phantom specializes in EDM, Hip Hop and R&B styles. His DAW of choice? Ableton and Pro Tools

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Hailey

Assoc. Engineer

Hailey “ALL Hail” Aromando is a Jersey raised producer, songwriter,engineer and music business entrpereneur. Born in the lower east side of Manhattan, NY, Hailey always knew she would eventually end up in the greatest city in the world… New York City at one of NYC’s top recording studios…JAMBOX Entertainment Studios.

Hailey began producing when she was 15 years old, now, she’s diligently working her way up the ladder. in the music industry. Passionate and hard-driven to put out and create authetic music, she has joined the Jambox Entertainment Family, where she’s able to put her hard work to use. Currently, the CEO of her own independent label, “ALL HAIL ENTERTAINMENT”, Hailey is not only a music professional but a business entrepreneur. Her qualifications include: Music Production, Editing, Mixing, Audio Engineering, Music Business, A&R, Film/Tv & More.


Our Beautiful & Talented Vocal Coaches 

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Catherine “Cathia” Ochoa

Vocalist / Vocal Coach

Catherine aka Cathia is an amazing singer from the Bronx, NY. Known as the “little girl with a big voice,” she is a graduate from LaGuardia Performing Arts HS(the “Fame” School). Catherine is a clasically trained singer, as well as a talented songwriter and musician. She has performed on many great stages around NYC, including the renowned Apollo Theate and performed for several Amateur Nights at the Apollo, taking first and second prizes.

In 2013 she made the ‘Top 16’ contestants on NBC’s Season 4 of ‘The Voice’ Team Usher. Currently, Cathia is working on her debut EP set to release late 2013 and is working hard at JAMBOX Entertainment as one of our amazing vocal coaches.

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Jess McAvoy

Vocalist / Vocal Coach

With twenty years of music industry experience as a songwriter, record producer and performer, Jess McAvoy brings an intuitive edge to her vocal coaching. Drawing on techniques acquired from performing in genres ranging from rock, pop, folk, indie and hip hop, Jess focuses on drawing the authentic inner artistry out of each of her coaching clients to garner the best and most suited results from each unique vocalist. The Australian native has been performing in New York since ’05, in venues such as the Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and even at CBGB’s in its final year. Jess has been working as a vocal and songwriting coach for over eight years alongside her prolific career of thirteen records and multiple international tours.


  Our  Marketing Executives

Alice Craddock | JAMBOX Music Marketing

Alice Craddock

Music Marketing Executive

Alice Craddock, a key part of the JAMBOX Music Marketing & Artist Promotion team, is a music marketing executive with well-rounded roots in all aspects of the music industry. During her career, she has garnered extensive experience at top-tier management companies (The Collective), agencies (Creative Artists Agency), and labels (Epic Records). She has worked on national sales and marketing plans for over forty Gold and Platinum records.Alice has had the pleasure of working across all genres with artists such as: Bobby Shmurda, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, Future, Jidenna, Kat Dahlia, Lamb of God, Meghan Trainor, Modest Mouse, Sara Bareilles, Sara Evans, Travis Scott, Wondaland, and Yo Gotti. Here specialties include: Album + Single Release Strategy, Artist Branding, Brand Partnerships, College Marketing, Distribution, Influencer Outreach, Marketing Material Creation, Merchandising, Publicity & Promotions, Sales & Streaming Analytics, Social Media


Our Awesome Support Staff

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Sabrina DiStefano

Social Media/SEO Rep

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Antonia DeSilva

Administration Assistant

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Kennedy Smith

Office Admin/Marketing

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Melika Dave

Administrative Assistant/Music

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Accounting

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Administrative Intern/Engineering

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