news & events

France Comes to Memphis

Didier Tricard, one of Europe’s great booking agents and very good friend of Salzman and Associates will be honored by the Blues Foundation in Memphis at the Keeping the Blues Alive Awards. Didier and Marty have been working together for over 25 years bringing blues to Europe. We are very excited to share this time with Didier and thank him for his professionalism and friendship. Congratulations Didier!!!

Posted Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Salzman trains Salzman

Jack Salzman son of Marty and Lee Salzman has officially started interning with road manager extraordinaire, Michael Blakemore. Michael is the nephew of the late great Junior Wells and has taken Jack under his wing to show him the ropes. Jack’s first official work will start this spring with Mr. Blakemore in preparing artists for interviews and press junkets. Jack Salzman has already helped with local gigs at the Kingston Mines, traveled to WC Handy awards, and has a production assistant credit on a Magic Slim recording with Blind Pig Records. He contributed creative ideas for the title and cover shot. Just two more recordings and Jack will be eligible as a voting member of NARAS for the Grammy Awards. Jack is also on the publicity team of his school, Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, Illinois.

Posted Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Spring in South America

The American Embassy in Paraguay is negotiating with Salzman and Associates to help promote American music in the country for Paraguay’s bicentennial. First up Blues for Paraguay…we have no doubt they will love what is considered true American roots music. Marty Salzman was the first music agent to bring Blues to Brazil over 25 years ago and the Brazilians, who naturally love music, took to Blues and even today Marty Salzman is known as the “go to guy” for Brazil. Speaking fluent Portuguese certainly helps but so does having close working relationships with many of the major artists in blues and rock world. Marty was the first the bring Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Etta James, Magic Slim, Paul Rodgers, Wilson Pickett, the Commitments and many other well known artists to the beautiful beaches of Rio as well as the touring all over the country as far north as Recife and far south as Porto Allegro.

Posted Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Max Cooperstein

Max Cooperstein has been with Salzman and Associates for over 13 years as booking agent for Magic Slim. Max is a legend in the biz. He started his career at the famous Chess Records and helped launch the careers of Etta James, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and the list goes on and on. Max’s love of music and sharp business sense helped to put Chess Records on the map and shape the music industry of today. Max retired this year after 60 yrs in the music business and we will miss his talent and energy, and most of all, his ability to mentor young people in the business. Thanks for all your work and devotion to music Max.

Posted Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Magic Slim signs to Concerted Efforts

Magic Slim has now been signed by Concerted Efforts, booking agents out of Boston, a great addition to Salzman and Associates.

Posted Monday, January 31st, 2011

Salzman & Associates at SXSW 2010

Lee Salzman has been invited to participate at SXSW Music and Film festival in Austin, Texas this year. She will be part of a small group of industry insiders giving complimentary 10 minute sessions to many bands and artists that will be lined up to partake in “speed management”.

Marty Salzman will be among the industries foremost legal experts learning about the newest legalities in regards to online piracy in which musicians and songwriters are losing money and how to protect them. This will be at the SXSW continuing education legal symposium and receive CLE credits.

For more information on SXSW, visit

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Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Magic Slim class at Boston College

Boston College is hosting a one day class about Magic Slim, his story and music. This will be a wonderful learning experience for college students who want to learn more about the music that launched rock and roll.

“Magic Slim: The Last Great Chicago Bluesman”

Magic Slim and the Teardrops have posted their S. American and European tour dates at

Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Peter Carlson’s “Blues & BBQ”

Hot Springs, AK – Peter Carlson is in final negotiations for Blues & BBQ, his newest series that will air in the summer. We will keep you updated on channel listings when they are available and final product is in the can.

Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Spring Festivals

Salzman and Associates will be at the following Spring 2010 festivals:

SXSW Music and Film Festival, Austin Texas, March

Mineria Festival, Mexico City, DF, March,

Suzanne Fushi will be heading to Mexico City with acclaimed violin soloist Philippe Quint for his annual music and lecture festival. Suzanne will be speaking to small groups about emerging young violist and the collegiate competitions that launch their careers.

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, Chicago, Illinois, June 26

Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, Illinois, July 2010

Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Marty Salzman on Artist House Music

Video courtesy of

Posted Tuesday, February 16th, 2010