In 2010, after working for a printing, packaging, and graphic arts company that became a victim of the recession, our founder decided to follow her passion for music when the opportunity to become a booking agent presented itself. Soon, Patti Fleming Entertainment Agency was formed, and has since been connecting event holders to talented musicians for six years, and counting.
As a musician herself, our owner knows and understands great music. From pursuing piano studies from age seven through eighteen, she covered many genres of music - but was always drawn toward jazz. Fate stepped in and put her in touch with an amazing jazz pianist, and her lifelong dream of studying jazz piano was finally realized. This pursuit also aligned her with some outstanding musicians, and finding a career in booking became a natural progression.
Over six years ago, the idea to present a monthly jazz & blues concert series was formed. She searched venues in Kalamazoo and surrounding communities before finding a home at The Blackhawk Bar & Grill in Richland, Michigan. When The Blackhawk went out of business in 2014, she found another home for her concert series at Mangia Mangia (on the downtown Kalamazoo Mall) from 2014-2016. She has since relocated her September through April concert series to Potter's Lounge in The Four Points Sheraton in Kalamazoo. Since its inception, a variety of excellent musicians have graced the stage!
No matter the event, venue, or occasion, you can count on Patti Fleming Entertainment to find the talent to make your event memorable!