Jacobsen Entertainment - Jack Utsick Presents

Jacobsen Entertainment - Jack Utsick Presents

Brothers Kevin Jacobsen and Col Joye established the Jacobsen Group in the early 1960’s. Today, the name ‘Jacobsen’ is synonymous with the entertainment industry.

The Company is managed by a leading team of Australian entertainment professionals.

The Jacobsen Group became a diverse business, its primary expertise being the presentation and promotion of live entertainment and the management and direction of venues and facilities. It encompasses many facets of the entertainment industry including concerts, opera, theatre, live spectaculars, sporting events, festivals, exhibitions, artist bookings, artist management, studios, music publishing, a recording label, television production, and venue and facility management. Jacobsen Entertainment Limited operated a theatrical division and a concert division. The Jacobsen Group started by presenting its own shows, expanding to touring the best Australian artists of the 1960’s; it toured more artists in the 1970’s and 1980’s than any other Australian promoter. Embracing a broader business strategy of diversification and risk reduction, during the 1990’s the Jacobsen Group decided to expand into musical theatre productions presenting only a handful of very high profile concerts and special events. In the late 1990’s, the Jacobsen Group began increasing its touring presence with its strong list of established clients and selected new up and coming artists who are now amongst the highest grossing touring artists.

Year Milestone

2002 Presented “FAME - The Musical” throughout Asia. It also became the first American West End musical to play Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2002 Promoted and presented the sell out Elton John concert tour, his first solo concerts to be presented in 6 years in Australia.

2001 Produced “SHOUT! - The Musical”. An all-Australian production based on the life of Johnny O’Keefe, which toured Australia to record crowds, winning Mo Awards for Best Musical, Best Actor, Green Room Awards and an ARIA for Best Cast Album.

2000 Invited by SOCOG and the NSW Government to present entertainment for athletes at the Olympic Village during Sydney 2000 Olympics.

2000 Promoted and presented Barbra Streisand in Australia. The four outdoor concerts in Sydney and Melbourne achieved the highest grosses anywhere in the world for Barbra Streisand and were her only appearances outside of the United States and England.

1999 Promoted and presented the “BeeGees – One Night Only”, the first live performance at Stadium Australia – the Olympic Stadium.

1997 Promoted and presented The Three Tenors at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The largest grossing single concert in Australian history.

1995 Produced the television series Gladiators for the Seven Network, ratings peaking at 2.8 Million viewers.

1995 First promoter outside of the USA to ever be invited by Disney to present a Disney Broadway production: “Beauty and The Beast”.

1989 Promoted and presented ‘Legends of Rock’ – a sell out concert event – replayed as a television special by Channel 7 three times, a record at that time.

1988 Invited by the Federal Government to present the Royal Command Performance of the Royal Bicentennial Concert in the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

1988 Invited by the NSW Government to present the “Premier Series” – twelve months of entertainment in NSW to celebrate the Bicentennial.

1988 Invited by the Queensland Government to present “Queensland Day” celebrations in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

1987 Promoted and presented Michael Jackson’s first Australian tour.

Various Years Invited by NSW Premiers Department to present the entertainment for Senior Citizens Week.

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Jacobsen Entertainment - Jack Utsick Presents

Jack Utsick Presents


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