Brian Michel Bacchus

Producer / Consultant in New York, NY

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Grammy-winning producer and ex-label head and A&R man that has spent time at most of the major labels and some Indies. He has unique expertise in the music business including live presentation in a digital world.

Over 35 years in the music biz and recording industry. He started as a buyer in the #1 national retail chain and was then cherry-picked for his first major record label appointment to do national radio and retail promotion. Based on knowledge and long personal relationships with major artists, he was quickly promoted and then became an A&R executive and staff producer at 4 different major labels over the years. He ran an indie label for Chris Blackwell of Island Records (Antilles Records) and then went independent as a freelance music producer. Added live production and stage management skills for the largest summer music & arts festival in the nation over the last decade and a half.

Signed and A&R'd Norah Jones' Come Away With Me, one of the most successful recordings and recording artists of the past 30 years, which went on to receive 8 Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million units worldwide. Bacchus has a well-rounded experience in the total music business (past and present) from recording & remixing to marketing & promotion to live production & stage management.

"Producing recordings with great artists is my main focus but I'm still consulting for emerging and established artists, entertainment/marketing entities and artist management."

Past productions include:

Gregory Porter's Be Good,

Gregory Porter's Liquid Spirit (Grammy winner)

Patricia Barber's A Distorion of Love

Randy Weston'sSpirits of Our Ancestors

Terry Callier's TimePeace

Lizz Wright's Fellowship

Sullivan Fortner's Moments Preserved

Brian Owen's Love Came Down

Quiana Lynell's A Little Love

Matthew Whitaker's Now Hear This!

For a partial list of SoulFeast remixes and productions with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell please go HERE> SoulFeast Music

  • Work
    • SoulFeast Music
  • Education
    • Syracuse University
Testimonial
Bacchus was an A&R man for Verve, Antilles, RCA and Blue Note before moving into production and doing stellar work with Randy Weston, Patricia Barber and Gregory Porter.. His A&R work with Norah Jones contributed mightily to her debut, one of the biggest selling albums in history."
Michael Jarrett, PRESSED FOR ALL TIME: Producing The Great Jazz Albums
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