Revive Music Group founder Meghan Stabile was profiled in the New York Times by John Leland this past weekend in a piece detailing both her upbringing as well as a few days in her life as she prepared for the Revive Big Band‘s performance with tap legend Savion Glover as a part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, various nightly concerts and jams in New York City, and planning for her upcoming role as record producer for Blue Note Records. New to this facet of New York’s live music scene, Leland detailed what he saw to be a “curious mission” of melding the hip-hop and jazz communities and while that hits on part of our mission, it goes much further than just the confines of the words “jazz” and “hip-hop.” Check out some excerpts from the profile below and be sure to continue visiting the site and coming out to the shows for the full experience!
The Making of a Modern Impresario—New York Times
Don Was (President of Blue Note Records) on Meghan Stabile
“‘I needed an education about where the exciting new things were happening,’ said Mr. Was, who was half of the hit group Was (Not Was) and has produced albums by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, among others. ‘So I started going online, four or five hours a night.’ What he found was a generation of young jazz musicians who were equally comfortable with the rap world, eager to reach its larger audience. ‘And invariably,’ Mr. Was said, “every thread I was following led back to Meghan’s site. So night after night, she appeared to be at the center of the energy.'”