WG Entertainment Group is the premiere Jazz and Performing Arts Management company with emphasis on the traditional and straight-ahead genres exclusively. We provide brand support marketing, original theme music and promotions support for national, international and boutique brands worldwide. High-End Electronics, Bespoke Clothing, Beverages and other consumer goods.
WG Entertainment is the Exclusive Artist Representative For WJ3 Records And Veteran Jazz Guitarist and Clinician, Mr. Jacques Lesure.
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Recently, Jacques Lesure both performed in and assisted in the musical scoring for the highly-acclaimed movie “La La Land” (with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone). Jacques Lesure is originally from Detroit, Michigan. He is a WJ3 recording artist (which is owned by prominent drummer, Willie Jones III). His label mates are some of the premiere Jazz artists in the world (i.e: Eric Reed and Warren Wolf, Eddie Henderson and more). In his 30-year career, he has played and recorded with many notable musicians across various genres. He has performed in the worlds top jazz venues and festivals.
Jacques is also very active in the community and mentors many of today’s up and coming musicians. He is an author, motivational speaker and radio/podcast host. He has been featured in numerous national publications and is the recipient of the 2017 Charles Mingus and Buddy Montgomery awards. Mr. Lesure is the Musical Director for the Living Legends Foundation and president of the African-American Jazz Caucus. Jacques is a national adjudicator, judging student competitions across the nation and he is an Artist/ Teacher for the Thelonious Monk Institute, Los Angeles Bureau of Cultural Affairs and The Dolo Coker Jazz Foundation. Mr. Lesure’s latest recording “For The Love Of You” is available October 13, 2017
Educator, Drummer, Label Owner
Currently, Willie Jones III serves as drummer for 13 year old Jazz pianist, Joey Alexander – in addition to leading his own quintet. For more than 25 years, Mr. Jones III has amazed audiences worldwide with his dynamic skill and control. Near the end of 1994, while Jones was reaching for a higher level of drumming dexterity, he gained the privilege of playing sideman to the renowned vibist Milt Jackson, where Jones learned the importance of pacing and sensitivity. Meanwhile, his musical career continued to unfold. From 1995 through 1998, he was a member of Arturo Sandoval’s band and is featured on Sandoval’s GRAMMY award winning release Hot House (N2K). Subsequently, Jones recorded with Horace Silver on Jazz Has a Sense of Humor (Impulse!).
When he is not touring the world, Mr. Jones is an educator at Northwestern University as well as University Of California San Diego and has performed on well over 60 recordings. In 2016, his recording “Groundwork” peaked at #3 and remained on the Jazzweek top 100 for over 20 weeks. “Groundwork” was #9 on the top 100 list for 2016.
One-Stop Festival Shop!
- WAFS is a confluence of Music, Art and Education designed to fill the vacuum created by organizations that have opted
to reach only for the low-hanging fruit.
The initial concern is that there are a multitude of festivals and live performances geared exclusively
towards the millennial audience; however there is an inadequate number which focus primarily on the pre-millennial or baby-boomer demographic.
WAFS programming stands to bridge the gap for the baby-booming audience seeking an entertainment experience suited more towards their specific tastes. Our performing arts center-based are secure,
climate-controlled and comfortable, as opposed to many loud, outdoor millennial-focused events. Our Artists are professionals, educators love what they do and travel worldwide.