Media RelationsArtist & Label Management

Kingston, NY

+1 (917) 838-4613

Kevin Calabro began his career in 1996 at the prestigious entertainment PR firm Susan Blond Inc. He quickly grew from assistant publicist to account executive where he worked on media campaigns for A Tribe Called Quest, Boy George, Nuyorican Soul and Joey Ramone. It was there that he met Grammy Award-winning record producer Joel Dorn who’d just launched the record label, 32 Jazz. Looking to make a move to the indie label side of the business, Calabro jumped at an offer to work with Dorn. Calabro would spend the next ten years with Dorn, earning production credits on albums by the likes of Dr. John, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Aaron Neville. During this time, he received a Grammy nomination as executive producer for Vernon Reid’s production of Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions by the legendary guitarist James Blood Ulmer. He also oversaw the reissue campaign of the revered Poppy Records and Tomato Records catalogs, coordinating a string of critically acclaimed rereleased and archival recordings, ranging from Townes Van Zandt to John Lee Hooker. In 2009, Calabro formed his own artist/label consultation company, Calabro Music Media, offering PR, marketing and artist/label management services. As a publicist and in label services, he’s worked on campaigns for the likes of Living Colour, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jack Bruce, Soulive, Neal Casal, Kaki King, Mocean Worker, ObliqSound, The Wood Brothers, Lettuce and Truth & Salvage Company among numerous others, while his current artist management roster includes the artists Marco Benevento, Seth Walker and Leslie Mendelson. During this same period he partnered with Benevento to form The Royal Potato Family, an internationally distributed label imprint that’s since released titles by artists including Garage A Trois, Lukas Nelson, Stanton Moore, Yellowbirds, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Allison Miller and Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra.