"No one can whistle a symphony - it takes a whole orchestra to play it." - H.E. Luccock
The success of our company is not based on any one individual, but truly on the efforts of many. We are lucky to have our own superstar cast, each who bring their own unique talents to our conference table. We are pleased to introduce you to some of our key team members. We are also thankful for the many alumni of our organization who have helped us grow to the success we are today.
Ed Bazel, CEO (Chief Entertainment Organizer)
Ed Bazel is a veteran producer of corporate events for Fortune 500 companies. With over 30 years of industry experience, Bazel has worked with an extensive list of concert artists, comedians and speakers in over 25 countries. Bazel was named "The Marco Polo of Modern Music" by the Los Angeles Times for groundbreaking work in China. Ed Bazel currently holds the position of CEO for The Bazel Group, Inc. He also is active officer in music-related organizations including: IEBA Past President, Life Time Member, 2012 Corporate Talent Buyer Of The Year Finalist; NATD Past President & Life Time Member, Board Member, Talent Director and Outstanding Member Of The Year; Music Row Magazine "In Charge" 2011, 2013 & 2013, SENSE Theatre – A Stage Of Hope For Children With Autism Board Member, and holds membership with ACM, CMA, IAFE, IASB and The Recording Academy. In addition, Bazel is an avid cyclist who organized and rode "The City of Hope Transcontinental Ride for Hope" - a 3,000 mile transcontinental bicycle ride to benefit the City of Hope.
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Gina Cheshire, VP - Operations
Nicknamed “Queen Bee of Celebrity,” Gina is a popular member of The Bazel Group team, and has acted as agent/producer for numerous prestigious events. Her nurturing attitude, honesty and professionalism has garnered her the love and respect of her clients, peers, and some of the industry’s most powerful celebrities. Before joining forces with The Bazel Group, she worked for SUN RECORDS, and later moved on to PRAXIS INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (John Hiatt/The Georgia Satellites). PRAXIS then joined forces with ZOO RECORDS to become ZOO/PRAXIS (Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver). PRAXIS company owner Jack Emerson later partnered up with Steve Earle to form E-SQUARED RECORDS. Gina worked with E-SQUARED until becoming production director for legendary keyboard player/record producer Barry Beckett (The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section). Gina directed the album projects of several great artists, a few of those included Aaron Neville, Michael Bolton, and Tanya Tucker. Gina is a member of The Nashville Association of Talent Directors.
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Robert Frye, Production Director
Robert Frye serves as Production Director for The Bazel Group on corporate and non-profit events. Most recently with Little Big Town, LeAnn Rimes, The Temptations, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Little Texas. He has toured with a host of artists as road manager and sound engineer, including Michael Johnson, Vassar Clements, The O’Kanes and Trisha Yearwood. He was also office manager at Warner Bros. Music, Major Bob Music, and at Doyle/Lewis Management and Bob Doyle & Associates, the management companies for Garth Brooks. Frye’s production and special events production have included many successful, multi-artist concerts and galas, including the performance stages at Fan Fair, the Harlan Howard Birthday Bash, the inaugural balls of Tennessee Governors Ned McWherter and Phil Bredesen, Firestone’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, and fund-raising concerts for non-profit organizations including 20 years of Second Harvest Food Bank “Stars for Second Harvest”, Operation Smile and the Salvation Army.
Dillon Korpman, Intern
Dillon Korpman is an aspiring high school senior working as a summer intern on Music Row in Nashville. Dillon has had previous experience working at TGB and has returned for the summer in order to learn more about the music industry and business. Dillon's interests include watching and playing ice hockey (a die-hard Predators fan), listening to music, and participating in a number of various clubs throughout his school. He is hopeful that his opportunity at The Bazel Group, Inc. will lead to a possible career path, and that it will ultimately help him grow as a person.