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Warwick resident plays successful hand at the Grammy Awards

WARWICK — It is likely that Jim Eigo isn’t the first person to make the pilgrimage from Brooklyn to Warwick.

The successful music entrepreneur “got out of Dodge” simply because it gave him space to breathe and raise his family comfortably within range of New York City – one of the epicenters of the music industry.

His clients have included a veritable Who’s Who in the jazz industry: Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights in Jazz, Denny Zeitlin, Steve Slagle, Roger Kellaway, Dave Stryker, Frank Vignola, Jason Marsalis and James Moody just to scratch the service.

In an arena which is extraordinarily competitive, the Grammy’s in New York City feted Eigo with not one but two Grammy’s on projects this year on which he collaborated: Best Latin Jazz Album by Pablo Ziegler on Zoho Records and in a new category, Best Surround Production by engineer Jim Anderson on Sono Luminus Records featuring saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom.

Previous Grammy winners with whom Eigo has partnered have been Ike Turner; The Village Vanguard Orchestra (The Music of Bob Brookmeyer); James Moody on his self-titled IPO Records; and Arturo O’Farrill and the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra (Final Night at Birdland).

Eigo, the proprietor of Jazz Promo Services based in Warwick for nearly 17 years offered this: “It is very exciting to be invited to the Grammy Award celebration and have one of your and this year two artists receive an award that gets international attention.”

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