Jacobsen Entertainment - Jack Utsick
Brothers Kevin Jacobsen and Col Joye established the
Jacobsen Group in the early 1960s. Today, the
name Jacobsen is synonymous with the entertainment
Company is managed by a leading team of Australian
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 1960s; it
toured more artists in the 1970s and 1980s
than any other Australian promoter. Embracing a broader
business strategy of diversification and risk reduction,
during the 1990s 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 1990s, 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
Presented FAME - The Musical throughout
Asia. It also became the first American West End musical
to play Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Promoted and presented the sell out Elton John concert
tour, his first solo concerts to be presented in 6
years in Australia.
Produced SHOUT! - The Musical. An all-Australian
production based on the life of Johnny OKeefe,
which toured Australia to record crowds, winning Mo
Awards for Best Musical, Best Actor, Green Room Awards
and an ARIA for Best Cast Album.
Invited by SOCOG and the NSW Government to present
entertainment for athletes at the Olympic Village
during Sydney 2000 Olympics.
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.
Promoted and presented The Three Tenors at the Melbourne
Cricket Ground. The largest grossing single concert
in Australian history.
Produced the television series Gladiators for the
Seven Network, ratings peaking at 2.8 Million viewers.
First promoter outside of the USA to ever be invited
by Disney to present a Disney Broadway production:
Beauty and The Beast.
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.
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.
Invited by the NSW Government to present the Premier
Series twelve months of entertainment
in NSW to celebrate the Bicentennial.
Invited by the Queensland Government to present Queensland
Day celebrations in the presence of the Duke
and Duchess of Kent.
Promoted and presented Michael Jacksons first
Years Invited by NSW Premiers Department to present
the entertainment for Senior Citizens Week.
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Entertainment - Jack Utsick Presents
Great Aussie Promoters, by Greg Tingle