who we are
When the partners first opened JBV Production, within 2 weeks they signed our 1st major client. How? Simple, they put their whole hearts into the firm and haven't looked back since.
With hundreds of events under our belt, the clients we attract are drawn to us for our subject matter expertise and extensive portfolio the projects we win are based on our production and design abilities and our dedication to fulfilling the client’s vision. It's what we've always done and we're consistantly looking for new ways to do it and new clients to do if for.
From the planning to the installation, through the program to the final take down — JBV will manage your event with sensitivity to the who, what, when, where, & how, by placing the audience experience as a priority, and client satisfaction as the end result.
Although JBV has substantial production credits across a broad range of events, we take great pride in our resume of Music Production. We've been privileged to present music internationally in every genre, but its our success in presenting America's Classical Music "Jazz" on the global stage that has given us the greatest personal pleasure and enjoyment.
We've been busy, as you will see from the small selection of production work showcased here. But it's difficult to sort through a decade of projects and select a timely assortment of our favorites.
meet our team
For years the principals constantly collaborated on almost every high-visibility production project in the Washington DC area -- it only made sense to pool their resources and see how they grow.
Bill BrowerOperating Partner | Founder
VeTalle FusilierOperating Partner | Founder
Hillary and I want to thank you for the role you played in making America's Millinneum such an overwehlming success.
We will never forget the excitment and spectacle of the "celebration for the nation" during New Year's weekend. We were especially pleased that so many Americans, particularly young people and familes, participated in this wonderful series of events that showcased our nations creativity, history, and democracy. When you look back on the year 2000, you can be proud to know that your involvement helped make this celebration possible.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Wow! In June 120,000 Girl Scouts and friends came to Washington from the country. With JBV's help, knowledge and vision, we had a great birthday celebration.
We'll do it again - with JBV as our partner. I do not believe you can find a more skilled production and special events coordinator anywhere. We value JBV as a Girl Scout friend and as the wonderful artisan that they are.
If you have the chance to work with JBV, do it!
The United States Slavery Museum
The United States National Slavery Museum hired the firm to plan, create, design, and deliver a show featuring Bill Cosby and Ben Vereen in June 2006. JBV took on the challenge with enthusiasm, innovativeness and professionalism. The two partners are very serious and conscientious professionals, and their creativity and originality are superb.
We have received only positive responses regarding the work accomplished by JBV Production. The firm is dynamic and committed to pleasing the client. We highly recommend and enjoyed working with the staff of JBV Production because of the firm's diligence, effectiveness, and employees' strong work ethics.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), we would like to thank you for your contribution to our 36th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).
Your professionalism and ability to always deliver more than you promise played a critical part in the success of the ALC. We value JBV's institutional knowledge during the ALC and appreciated each and every time you went the extra mile.
We enjoyed working with you and personally thank you for your attention to detail.
NBA, Global Enterprises, LLC
JBV Productions provides audio visual production solutions for expert and reliable assistance to ensure your vision is recognized, successfully and professionally. When we have a confirmed date for a performance or production our first call is to JBV, to get the job done right, with care and precision.
Taste of DC
I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your ten year contribution to the development and operation of what has become the largest outdoor food and music festival on the eastern seaboard. Now in its tenth year, the festival remains one of Washington's most highly anticipated annual events. Taste of DC celebrates the rich international culture of the Nation's Capital, and more than one million area residents and visitors from around the world in attendance.
The Taste of DC is planned and executed by a talented team of professionals, of which you are valued members. Please accept our congratulations on your ten years of "Good Taste" along with my personal thanks for being consummate professionals and stakeholders in the event that you are.
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
I write in support of JBV Production, LLC. In March of 2010, JBV will serve as the live event producers of the NABOB Communications Awards Dinner for the twelfth year in a row. In that capacity, JBV will secure and manage all technical vendors, coordinate all technical requirements with the venue, and direct all live production during the event. Over the Years, JBV has built a very strong and responsive creative team.
JBV has consistently provided NABOB with a high quality production that receives high compliments from our guests. In addition, JBV brings a special sensitivity and responsiveness to our event, and I believe they will do the same for yours. I highly recommend them to you..
DC Jazz Festival
A key reason for our success is due to the broad range and exceptional services JBV has provided over the past six years -- including technical production, the budget process, programming, scheduling, working with vendors, marketing and promotion. The company, with Jeff Anthony as senior producer, upholds the highest standards in every area in which they have been involved.
We are fortunate to have JBV play a primary role in the planning and execution of the DC Jazz Festival, and I highly recommend the company to any organization that is considering to avail themselves of top-flight production services.
2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Intern
During the festival, I learned so many things that I can't explain. Your professional aspect and charisma touched my heart. I dream of being an Artistic Director and have set you as my role model. I wanted to hear your life story during the festival but it was to short. I really appreciate you and will frequently stay in contact. I will do my best to become the man you are.
JBV is providing Event Production and Technical Direction for this Awareness building effort. In the midst of the greatest refugee crisis since WorldWar II #DCRally4Refugees, a group of advocates inspired by volunteering directly with refugees fleeing war and violence in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, are organizing a rally on August 28th, 2016 on the National Mall, and taking action to raise awareness of the crisis and stand in solidarity with refugees worldwide. FOR UPDATES CHECK THE WEBSITE AT www.dcrally4refugees.org.
Greater U Street Jazz Collective members and special guest Sendy Brown were all smiles after their Jazz 'n Families Fun Day performance at The Phillips Collection during the DC Jazz Festival. From left to right: Russell Carter, Thomas View, Art Cobb, Sendy Brown, Pete Frassrand.
The Greater U Street Jazz Collective had a "seance" with a bust of Frederick Douglass after a recent engagement at Alice's Jazz and Culture Society in Northeast Washington. Left to right: Peter Frassrand, Russell Carter, Art Cobb, Carl McIntyre and Thomas View.
An eight-piece unit from the Washington Renaissance Orchestra shared billing with Orrin Evans' Capt. Black Big Band during Capital Bop's Loft Sessions for the DC Jazz Festival. Capitol Bop's Loft Sessions were DCJF's cutting-edge offerings and were presented in a pop-up space @Arris, a chic development in the burgeoning SE community sprouting up around the Washington Nationals ballpark.
JBV client, the Washington Renaissance Orchestra, opened THEARC's Double Time Jazz Series, the venue's 6th annual celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. WRO supported vocalist Robert Person in a program that ranged from the music of Ellington and Coltrane to that of Stevie Wonder and EWF. (Photo Credit: Bababebop Jazz Imagery)
All smiles amongst Nasar Abadey's Supernova Chamber Orchestra after their Juneteenth/Father's Day Concert at Prince George's Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts. From left to right: Pianist/Music Director Allyn Johnson, bassist James King, saxophonist Joe Ford, flutist Jamal Brown, drummer/Artistic Director Nasar Abadey, violinist Marcia McIntyre, violist Leslie DeLaine, cellist Elise Cuffy, vocalist Ivy Shadiah Hylton and harpist Kim Sator.
The Greater U Street Jazz Collective (a JBV client) now performing every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday @ Mulebone (formerly Eatonville), from 6-9 PM, in WDC's popular 14th St. NW corridor of bars, restaurants, shops and places to be. From left to right: Pete Frassrand, Thomas View and Russell Carter, Sr. Not pictured drummer Art Cobb.
JBV client The Greater U Street Jazz Collective with Sendy Brown on vocals was a hit at the Takoma Park (MD) JazzFest 21, with a crowd-pleasing performance on the festival's Gazebo Stage.
JBV Production is on board as General Contractor and Show Producer for 46th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, "Defining The Moment, Building The Movement," September 14-18, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC. Reps. Karen Bass and William Lacy Clay will host ALC '16.
This year Washington, DC hosted IJD, including a program at the National Museum of American History that included film, performances and a panel discussion entitled "Jazz, Human Rights ad Cultural Diplomacy" with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, former Minister of Justice of France Christiane Taubira, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, and South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela. JBV principal Bill Brower and Chris Downing (Dreamlife Films) provided production services.
JBV providing production services for Juneteenth Celebration featuring the Nasar Abadey SUPERNOVA Chamber Orchestra and Allyn Johnson's SONIC SANCTUARY at the Publick Playhouse in Landover, MD.
From left to right, The Greater U Street Jazz Collective -- Pete Frassrand, Thomas View, Russell Carter and Art Cobb -- with special guest Sendy Brown on vocals recently made their debut at Monday Night Jazz At Vicino's. Vicino's Restaurante Italiano, aka "the most intimate jazz club in the Washington DC Metropolitan area," is favored by resident musicians as the place to 'gig' on Mondays, traditionally a night off for all but the most intrepid players and listeners.
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