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Velvet Caravan




Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds

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Valerie Vigoda


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble


This Wonderful Life

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Zoe Speaks


Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years


Trout Fishing in America


Robin Spielberg


Black Violin

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American Tapestry

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Tiempo Libre


Pushcart Players

Jimmy Webb Thinking

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Peter Gros Wild Kingdom

Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

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Posted by Kosson Talent - On April 29, 2016 Comments Off on Peter Gros & His Furry Friend Help Ease a Little Tension on the Kelly & Michael Show…

Did a screaming, hairy armadillo just amble into the middle of reported tensions between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan? Toward the end of Thursday’s Live With Kelly and Michael, Mutual of Omaha’s Peter Gros brought out the mammal as part of an animal segment, noting its size and lack of teeth forces it to scare off predators by shrieking. “He’s about to scare me away!” chimed in Strahan, as the creature continued its noisy…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On April 26, 2016 Comments Off on Velvet Caravan Signs with KOSSON TALENT!

We are excited to announce that Velvet Caravan has signed on with Kosson Talent. Rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Gypsy Swing and Latin Swing styles, this  high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. This band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor.  Bringing together the…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On March 31, 2016 Comments Off on Jimmy Webb to Receive the Poet’s Award from the Academy of Country Music
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We congratulate Jimmy Webb on the honor of the Poet’s Award, from The Academy of Country Music. They just announced yesterday this Special Award for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Glen Campbell will receive the Career Achievement Award. Past honorees for the Poet’s Award include Hank Williams, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, and Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. Fellow Oklahoman Carrie Underwood will receive an award as well. Her performance…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Black Violin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

On Grammy night, Black Violin appeard on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and the LEGENDARY The Roots crew! Watch the full performance here: http://bit.ly/1LrSeUZ

Posted by Kosson Talent - On February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Kosson Talent Signs “THIS WONDERFUL LIFE” starring Jeremy Kendall

This Wonderful Life is a one-man play beautifully acted by Jeremy Kendall. Based on the iconic 1946 holiday favorite film, It’s a Wonderful Life, the production brings to life over 32 familiar people in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity. Kendall portrays the Jimmy Stewart-inspired George Bailey, and the whole cast of lovable characters from Bedford Falls including Clarence the Angel, Mary, Zuzu and all the townsfolk who…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On January 2, 2016 Comments Off on Kosson Talent Sponsors Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference 2016 – Pushcart Players Showcasing New Production at the Conference

Kosson Talent is a proud sponsor of the APAP 2016 conference, to be held this January at the New York Hilton in New York City. You can find Kosson Talent reps Larry Kosson, Meghan Barry and Robin Spielberg in Booth #1029, Americas Hall I during the conference. Appointments are recommended (larry@kossontalent.com). In addition, Pushcart Players will be showcasing their brand new and very timely theater-for-young-audiences show, “Ellis Island: Gateway to America.” …
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On October 28, 2015 Comments Off on Black Violin on the Ellen DeGeneres Show!

Black Violin recently met 19-year old phenom Alessia Cara in Los Angeles, and when she heard Kev and Wil performing she was blown away—so much so, that she invited them to back her up the next day at her Ellen DeGeneres show taping. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the segment. (click Ellen photo) Enjoy!

Posted by Kosson Talent - On September 24, 2015 Comments Off on Valerie Vigoda’s New Musical Makes Its Boston Premiere
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Valerie Vigoda has co-written a new musical with her husband/collaborator Brendan Millburn, “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.” The musical opened in Seattle to rave reviews and is now playing in Boston at Emerson College. “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me” is a quirky, fresh and completely original new musical and one of the most exciting things I’ve seen in musical theater in years. It’s the whole package! Don’t miss this one!” -Broadwayworld.com BOSTON…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On September 17, 2015 Comments Off on Black Violin – new CD on Universal Classics

The opening and title track to Stereotypes, the major-label debut by Black Violin, serves as a mission statement for an ambitious and groundbreaking group. Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are a string duo from Florida with equal footing in the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. Though they have been playing together since high school, with Stereotypes, they take a great leap forward, from admirable rarities to significant…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On September 9, 2015 Comments Off on Tiempo Libre Signs with Kosson Talent!
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The members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son.  Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On August 7, 2015 Comments Off on Kosson Talent Featured in Fall Issue of Inside Arts

“The husband-and-wife team of LARRY KOSSON and ROBIN SPIELBERG have launched KOSSON TALENT, with a roster that includes Black Violin, Jimmy Webb, Dala, Trout Fishing in America, Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Pushcart Players, Robin Spielberg, American Tapestry and Valerie Vigoda. Kosson Won the NAPAMA Agent of the Year award during the 2013 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference. He currently serves as membership co-chair on the…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On June 25, 2015 Comments Off on CNN will air “I’ll Be Me”, a Documentary on Glen Campbell featuring the songs of JIMMY WEBB
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By David Wild : “Like a lot of people around the world, I have been listening to and loving the extraordinary music of Glen Campbell all of my life. Yet it was only this week that I could emotionally bring myself to see “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” the very beautiful, very musical and even more moving documentary directed by James Keach that quite rightly received an Oscar nomination for…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On June 17, 2015 Comments Off on Kosson Talent Announces NEW SIGNINGS
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Kosson Talent is pleased to announce two new signings, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds. Hypnotic Brass is a 10-piece band anchored by 7 brothers from Chicago. Together they have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Welcome! Larry Kosson & Robin Spielberg Launch Kosson Talent!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: Larry Kosson 717/227-0060 Larry Kosson and Robin Spielberg are proud to announce their new agency, Kosson Talent. The married couple, who formed SMG Artists in 2000 and then joined forces with The Roots Agency, formed this new enterprise to handle a select number of clients. The initial roster includes Black Violin, Jimmy Webb, Dala, Wild Kingdom’s Peter Gros, Pushcart Players, Robin Spielberg, American Tapestry, Trout Fishing…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On March 15, 2015 Comments Off on Larry Kosson to Serve on SXSW Panel

Larry Kosson will serve on the SXSW panel, “In the Wings: Programming Performing Arts Centers.”  In the changing landscape of touring, performing arts centers (PACs) are critical in bringing musicians and audiences together. The process of programming at performing arts centers is shifting with new economic realities and audience expectations. This panel will discuss the different influencers on programming at performing arts centers, and how the decision making process works….
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On January 31, 2015 Comments Off on Kosson Talent Supports the Colleen Porter Fund

IPAY’s Artistic Development Award celebrates the life, work, and ideals of Colleen Toohey Porter.Colleen, who passed away last year,was a tireless advocate for artists and for the transformative power of the performing arts. A creative and visionary leader, she inspired all of us to dream big, and generously shared her practical knowledge to help us turn our dreams into reality. Larry Kosson is a Campaign Director. With the same intentional…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On November 6, 2014 Comments Off on American Tapestry Showcasing at Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Conference 11/10
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Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry was selected to showcase at the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Conference to be held in Lancaster, PA this month. The trio of fiddle/vocals/guitar/piano/cello delights audiences with fresh and innovative arrangements of precious American gems from yesteryear. These songs are interwoven with new music and the stories that inspired them.  The group is embarking on a ten-city tour following the conference to MN, IA, IL and ND….
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On July 23, 2014 Comments Off on Jimmy Webb on The Late Show with David Letterman Performing “MacArthur Park”
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Jimmy Webb, Paul Shaffer, Wil Lee and the 23-piece CBS Orchestra blew the “roof” off with an epic performance of the iconic “MacArthur Park” (composed by Jimmy Webb).   First recorded in 1968 by Richard Harris, the song has been a hit for several artists including Donna Summers, The Four Tops, Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed. “We have the great Jimmy Webb, the composer of the tune, playing with us…
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Posted by Kosson Talent - On June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Robin Spielberg Gives a Powerful TEDx Talk

Robin Spielberg, a renowned contemporary pianist and composer, tells a very personal story about the healing power of music. Her experiences inspired her to share how music makes an impact on our well-being and helps us through difficulties In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live…
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