Zena is one of the most organized, reliable, and communicative music businesspersons I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I’ve always felt taken care of in her hands. Her tours are busy (make sure you’re prepared to work almost every night!), vibrant, and encompass a network of venue owners/promoters who love music, are financially dependable… and they’re solid people! It’s a welcome relief to touring life to have such a consistent, experienced, and capable agent in my court.
–Stephanie Nilles, www.stephanienilles.com
I’ve been working with Zena from Satchmo Entertainment for two summers now. One of the best booking agencies out there. She is extremely polite and professional and maintains a good rapport with the venues. She sends you with a detailed map of where you’ll be performing, along with contact name and phone, and the amount clearly negotiated beforehand. I highly recommend working with Zena and her team at Satchmo Entertainment.
– J Wagner, www.jwagnermusic.com
Satchmo Entertainment makes touring Ireland simple, fun, and profitable for me. Zena is incredibly well-organized and communicative and she works hard to book the best possible shows. She treats her artists with respect and kindness and I’m so glad to have the opportunity to work with her.
– Max Garcia Conover, www.maxgarciaconover.com
It has been great working with Zena, she is nothing but professional and helpful. You know when you’re on a tour she’s booked that there will be no unexpected issues or circumstances and that the shows will run smoothly. As well as that Zena works with you to make sure that the shows you’re playing are right for you, which helps you grow as a band/artist in Ireland.
– Tim Bloomer, Sir Jac’s Bantamac’s, www.timbloomer.co.uk
Over the past three years Zena has always been a pleasure to deal with. In an industry that’s often marred by miscommunication and impatience, Zena takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer all your questions and make sure you’re completely ready to play the shows. She is committed to protecting and empowering her artists and in doing so you always feel the strong support of Satchmo Entertainment when you’re on the road. Especially if it’s your first time touring in a foreign country it’s invaluable having a booking agent that’s approachable, trustworthy and friendly. Zena is certainly that person!
– Isaac Tabor, Psychedelic Pill, www.psychedelicpill.com
Zena and Satchmo Entertainment have brought consistently fantastic shows to The Harbour Bar. Reliable and professional to deal with, and a great roster of fantastic and varied acts at all levels. Always a pleasure and I look forward to continued work with Zena.
– Donagh Molloy, Turning Pirate, www.turningpirate.com
Working with Zena & Satchmo Entertainment has made booking gigs a whole lot easier for me at Mullarkey’s Bar Clifden. Over the years Satchmo has delivered a wonderful array of national & international musical acts to Connemara, varying in size & style, but never in quality. Zena is consistently on the ball when it comes to dates and working within our very seasonal budget, she is a pleasure to deal with and is always contactable and accommodating should complications arise. If you are looking for professional performers with the backing of a well run and personable booking agency then get in touch with Zena@satchmoentertainment.com.
– Jason Foyle, Owner/Manager Mullarkeys Bar,
I’ve worked with Zena for 3 tours and look forward to working with her again. She’s consistent, persistent, and a pleasant assistant to all those who are reminiscent of a time when people gathered in small dark rooms to hear great songs
–Robert Sarazin Blake, www.robertsarazinblake.com
Satchmo Entertainment is a really nice organisation to work with. It took our band, the Oriental Jazz Band, from Amsterdam to places where we’ve never played before. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival was a true highlight in the last couple of years.Zena is really eager to make the best possible arrangements for the band. She knows her way around and how musicians think ;). Beside this, Zena is a really nice person and you can rely on her. We can’t wait to work together again!– Bram Van Tongeren, The Oriental Jazz Band, www.orientaljazzband.nl
From the very first interaction we had with Zena and Satchmo Entertainment we knew we were dealing with an experienced and personable professional. Thanks to her were able to take our first international tour and we both felt completely prepared for it. No concern was forgotten or made to feel small, and at no point did our communication falter. The venues all seemed so happy to work her and in turn made us feel more welcomed. Whether a venue or an artist, her ability to connect performers with patrons is an often sought after role that is so rarely found.
– Jeff & Rocky, The Lark And The Loon, http://www.thelarkandtheloon.com
Person-centered, organised and easy to understand. In just less than an hour of talking with Zena at Satchmo Entertainment I have a way more solid grasp of what I need to do if I want to tour in Ireland (or any other country really)…
… She helped me understand a process it probably would have taken me ages (and a lot of error) before I figured out on my own.
– Susanna Rose, Singer/Songwriter/Musician, www.susannarose.com