Savage Content Rebrands, Launches Video Contest

Savage Ticket, the enterprise founded in 2020 to develop and distribute new concepts in music, is being rebranded as SAVAGE CONTENT (savagecontent.io)

Founded in 2020 by investment banking executive Kent Savage with his son Adam, Savage Content is devoted to reimagining the way music is created, presented and enjoyed, offering a host of original projects that will explore American jazz and blues music in fresh, immersive, and interactive ways.

"Our new brand, Savage Content, defines our mission perfectly," said Kent Savage, the company's CEO. "We will create and present fresh, new video and audio content tailored for the ways today's consumers want to consume it-streaming on any device, anywhere, anytime."

Launched amid the coronavirus pandemic, which shuttered music venues internationally and drastically impacted the livelihoods of working musicians, Savage Content is devoted to giving back to the community. Last year, the Kent and Martha Savage Charitable Fund supported Guitars Over Guns, Pilot Light for Food Education and made generous donations to the Covid-19 relief funds at the non-profits the Jazz Foundation of America and Artswave, which provided grants to musicians affected by the worldwide health crisis."

This year, the platform will again host the "How I Fell in Love With Jazz" video contest, which presented cash awards ($2,500 for first prize and $1,000 for second prize, with an additional 100 endearments of $100 to other entrants) for video diaries detailing jazz fans' initial involvement with the music. Entries to the 2020 contest were judged by a panel of top jazz talent: guitarist AI di Meola, NEA jazz master Dorthaan Kirk, vocalist Karrin Allison, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, and bassist Noriko Ueda.

Additionally, Savage Content has developed innovative new programming that will be rolled out over the course of the year. The new projects will include:

• “No Regrets: the Music and Spirit of Billie Holiday,” a 13-part documentary weekly podcast written by Willard Jenkins and produced by National Public Radio veteran Steve Robinson, which will survey the jazz vocal legends life and the development of her influential singing style.

• “The Children of Bronzeville,” a cycle of 16 songs by award-winning composer- producer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli, based on children's poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, the late Chicago poet who was the first Black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize.

• “Introducing VirtualVenue,” a distinctive and visionary approach to experiencing musical performance.

• “Loss Justice Hope,” a collaboration between pianist/composer/arranger/educator Shelly Berg, Grammy Award-winning vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling and multiple Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton.

• “From the Cutting Room,featuring performances and interviews from the celebrated

New York night spot.

• “All Without Words,” a jazz orchestral concerto from composer Justin Morell and three-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Justin Daversa, depicting Morells experience as the parent of a non-verbal autistic son.

A Day and a Night with Nicki Parrot.

Further information on these and other Savage Content projects will be forthcoming at savagecontent.io