Southwest Arts & Music® (SAM) is an innovative, Phoenix-based company that works with great regional talent, develops all-new entertainment projects, and helps coordinate some of the area’s favorite special events.

SAM helps organize and coordinate live entertainment for special events, grand openings, museum galas and more. The recent Tempe Festival of the Arts is a prime example, with SAM orchestrating a nice sampling of jazz, folk and classical along the streets of downtown Tempe. In addition to creating a fun lineup of entertainment, SAM’s people can also help with advance promotion, staffing of onsite info tables, help with event details, and more.

For a growing array of the area’s top up-and-coming talent, SAM serves as a project manager, consultant and/or producer, bringing years of experience and creativity “into the mix.” One look at the website SouthwestArtsMusic.com will show the range of quality performers we’re nurturing in many genres, from jazz to pop and country to classical.

In addition, new projects are a SAM forte, and “we’ve only just begun.” SAM is the originator of “Soliloquies,” a novel new approach to showcasing the best singer-songwriters we can find in Arizona. We’re also well versed in the indie record company biz, having helped with the planning, formation and ongoing management of successful small recording labels.

SAM was founded in 2003 by music journalist, Bob Henschen, publisher of nearly 2,500 articles about rock, jazz and pop culture. The firm prides itself on dedication to quality business standards, strong marketing prowess, and an eye — or ear — for music that can make a difference.
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