Luxury Travel Services: If you love travel and have a passion for music, Elite Music Tours was developed with just you in mind. A newly founded company, EMT provides its clients with top-notch service and accommodations while traveling around the world to attend some of the largest musical festivals and events on the globe.
Based in New York, Elite Music Tours was founded by J.R. Smalling, a music industry veteran with more than 30 years experience in road management, artist management, tour coordination and concert promotion. After traveling extensively throughout the world and working thousands of shows for dozens of well known artists like Gladys Night, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, The Temptations and Luther Vandross, J.R. is utilizing his experience to bring you the very best service for all of your festival, concert and travel needs. Who better do so than a man who was the original road manager for KISS?
Currently, Elite Music Tours has several events planned for 2008, and more tours are in the works for locations in Australia, the Caribbean, South America, and the South Pacific. Many of the celebrations on the calendar this year are jazz-centric, such as the JVC Paris Jazz Festival, Freihofer's Jazz Festival and the JVC Newport Jazz Festival, which boasts a history of famous musicians like Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Hugely popular, The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands is expected to exceed 60,000 attendees this year, and plays host to a plethora of artists from fresh faces to Grammy-winners. This event covers a broad spectrum of music from traditional, electronic or avant-garde jazz stylings to Latin, soul, R & B and hip hop. Jazz is not the only focus of Elite Music Tours; the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich is also on the agenda, as well as the Monaco Festival de Musique.
Staying true to providing the best service for all of the events available, every tour put on by EMT is orchestrated by music industry professionals and includes round-trip airfare from New York City, first-class hotels, ground transportation to and from concert sites, as well as scheduled side trips. While music is the main focus of every trip, none of the pleasures of a well-rounded vacation are neglected. Shopping, nightlife, local cuisine, and major attractions are all important indulgences that are well taken advantage of. After all, Gene Simmons would certainly not have settled for just the bare minimum from his road manager, why should you?