'ASR Records formally announced the addition of Roxann Stout and Jahmal Brown to the label staff. Ms. Stout will direct and develop initiatives related to the label's Booking Department. Mr. Brown will provide the label with specialized Internet Technologies skills related to the label's online portal.
Roxann Stout will be working with qualified talent buyers toward booking 'ASR Records Artists at festivals and events worldwide. She is a trained musician, studying classical piano for 12 years, classical voice, and saxophone for 7 years. She was a state champion vocalist and won the Women's Federated Competition for 2 straight years. Her promise as a vocalist was so impressive that Ms. Stout was awarded a vocal scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. However, she opted to stay in the Midwest, accepting vocal and theatre scholarships to study at the University of Kansas. Ms. Stout's music career has led to extensive travels - nationally and internationally, over 15 years. She has administrative experience in several areas such as writing grants, but has concentrated her efforts in the areas of marketing and promotion. Ms. Stout has collaborated with numerous jazz and gospel musicians including: Donivan Bailey and Britain's West End musical director, Edison Herbert.
Jahmal Brown will provide the label with Internet Technologies Consulting and Project Lead Programming through his firm, Digital Gnomes, the IT consulting group. Mr. Brown is a problem solver with better than 10 years industry experience with web applications and software development. Digital Gnomes is also currently working with AMC Theatres, developing tools for scheduling and playing media content on various digital displays throughout a theatre. In addition to consulting with ASR Records to enhance the official website a ASRRecords.biz, recent clients include: Reuters America, Roc-Steady Entertainment, Nielson BDS/ Aircheck, Bridge Financial Systems, SPL Legal Nurse Consulting, the United States Air Force, and Educational Resources Inc.
'ASR Records is an American label releasing Jazz artists since the 1990s; a division of Fandeen Publishing Company, Inc. and located in Kansas City. 'ASR Records was among the very first to pioneer and employ viable uses of 21st Century technologies in the tangible areas of: product manufacturing, worldwide music distribution, digital global marketing and sales of recorded Jazz music. In May 2007, a dedicated portal website was launched, featuring: on-demand CD store, history, calendar, news, information, specials, music, videos, mailing list and links.