A week before the opening of The House of Vans Chicago, Vans hosted an exclusive label summit event with record labels from across the country in attendance. I cultivated and negotiated performances for label Closed Sessions artists during the night's entertainment on two floors inside the venue.

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WebsterX & Kweku Collins
WebsterX & Kweku Collins

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Kweku Collins
Kweku Collins

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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House of Vans Label Summit Party
House of Vans Label Summit Party

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois

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WebsterX & Kweku Collins
WebsterX & Kweku Collins

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Led artist partnership between artist Kweku Collins and lifestyle brand RVCA. Beginning with producing an intimate performance for RVCA’s summer apparel launch to spearheading Kweku’s acceptance into RVCA’s Artist Network Program - an ongoing program which aims to showcase the talent of accomplished as well as unknown artists who inspire our generation and push the boundaries of creativity and culture.

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Kweku Collins Basement Performance
Kweku Collins Basement Performance

Una Maes Basement | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Kweku Collins
Kweku Collins

Una Maes | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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RVCA Sodium Free Summer Pop-Up
RVCA Sodium Free Summer Pop-Up

Una Maes | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Kweku Collins Basement Performance
Kweku Collins Basement Performance

Una Maes Basement | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Pitched and cultivated opportunity to curate a full stage with artist oddCouple at Summerfest, the largest music festival in the US, on July 4th featuring the best emerging talent from Chicago and Milwaukee. Lineup included: Chicago artists Jamila Woods, Saba, Joey Purp plus oddCouple, WebsterX, and IshDarr from Milwaukee. Press coverage included major Milwaukee outlets, Chicago Tribune, and WGN Radio.

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oddCouple + Jack Red
oddCouple + Jack Red

Lakeside Forecast | Summerfest, WI | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Joey Purp
Joey Purp

Lakeside Forecast | Summerfest, WI | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Lakeside Forecast | Summerfest, WI | Photo by Cooper Fox

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oddCouple + Jack Red
oddCouple + Jack Red

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Pitched and secured a live performance for artist oddCouple during the MLS All-Star Game Concert at Northerly Island in Chicago; performing alongside Grammy nominated band X Ambassadors.

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oddCouple @ MLS All-Star Concert
oddCouple @ MLS All-Star Concert

MLS All-Star Game Concert | Chicago, IL | Photo by Matthew Guertler

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oddCouple

MLS All-Star Game Concert | Chicago, IL | Photo by Matthew Guertler

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oddCouple + X Ambassadors
oddCouple + X Ambassadors

MLS All-Star Game Concert | Chicago, IL |

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oddCouple @ MLS All-Star Concert
oddCouple @ MLS All-Star Concert

MLS All-Star Game Concert | Chicago, IL | Photo by Matthew Guertler

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Cultivated a performance for artist oddCouple at Chance The Rapper's Parade To The Polls Concert in Grant Park prior to the 2016 election. Chance's non-proft, Social Works produced and hosted this event, and later led a march of fans as they went to the polls for early voting

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oddCouple @ Parade To The Polls
oddCouple @ Parade To The Polls

Grant Park | Chicago, IL | Photo by Cooper Fox

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oddCouple
oddCouple

Grant Park | Chicago, IL | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Parade To The Polls
Parade To The Polls

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oddCouple @ Parade To The Polls
oddCouple @ Parade To The Polls

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Led artist partnership between Jamila Woods and boutique luxury clothing brand Hero/Black, including a private intimate performance at Hero/Black’s Summer Kick-Off party. Jamila wore Hero/Black’s signature designs during her acoustic set, which later blossomed into a continued relationship where she wore Hero/Black during many of her festival performances, photo shoots, and music videos.

Jamila Woods performing at The Hero/Black Series
Jamila Woods performing at The Hero/Black Series

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Jamila Woods Intimate Set
Jamila Woods Intimate Set

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Jamila Woods "LSD" music video
Jamila Woods "LSD" music video

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Jamila Woods performing at The Hero/Black Series
Jamila Woods performing at The Hero/Black Series

Virgin Hotels | Chicago, Illinois | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Collaborated with the Chicago Bulls to premiere artist oddCouple’s new single during halftime. With 23,000+ fans in attendance, oddCouple was able to reach new fans and kick start a relationship with the Chicago Bulls.

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Collaborated with Apple’s Head of Cultural Programming to develop a music production workshop at the Apple Store on Michigan Ave for artist oddCouple during the store’s grand opening. Fans flocked to learn from oddCouple, and the event also featured a Q&A moderated by NiceWork co-manager Eric Montanez.


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Music Lab oddCouple
Music Lab oddCouple

Apple Store | Chicago, IL | Photo by Cooper Fox

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Music Lab oddCouple
Music Lab oddCouple

Apple Store | Chicago, IL | Photo by Cooper Fox

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