City Sketches, Inc., a Music, Radio and Venue Production company, exists to benefit and to create employment for Musicians, Studios, Broadcasters, and Engineers in a live performance environment.
Some of our objectives include but are not limited to the following:
* Raise the artistic integrity with City and Country Government is to create marketing vehicles for venues, cities, counties and non-profit agencies. *To further raise the awareness of the under-appreciated genre of Jazz music weaving various sub-genres (Urban, Latin, Brazilian and Gospel. *Increase the sales of jazz music through CD's, Digital Downloads, which includes ringtones, and live Music venue events. *Highlight the virtues of local talent by putting them on stage with National Professionals and legend artists.
We are inspired by our long-term missions and 5-year goals:
beginning with a 2-hour program, but branching into commercial radio with the sole intent of exposing the music audience to a unique and broader blend of non-compartmentalized jazz with minimum repitition. *To educate aspiring artists (both young and old) on the pitfalls of the music business, and to teach them business etiquette, publishing, digital download processes, understanding basic music contract law, etc. *To further produce recordings written and produced by Bob Baldwin as well provide production services for instrumentalists and vocali\sts. Arrangement and Production credits include George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr., Pieces of a Dream, Will Downing and Marion Meadows, to name a few.
*3-5 year plan includes establishing business relationships in TV and Film in an effort to develop more effective placement of publishing and production products in those venues.
We are always inspired to make a difference in these areas, and the values used to develop these processes include strong elements of integrity, spiritual faith, and respect for all people at all times. CSI currently is the home of:
* Funky Onion Publishing (A SESAC Affiliate), which includes the Bob Baldwin catalog, with rewards received in 2002, 2008 and 2010.
* City Sketches, Inc., is also the home of some masters produced and owned/co-owned by Bob Baldwin, including:
Welcome to the Games - 1996 Brazil Chill - 2004 BobBaldwin.com - 2000 Memoirs from The Hudson DVD - 2007 The Sanctioned Bootleg - 2007 State of Mind - 1994 All In a Day's Work - 2005 NewUrbanJazz.com - 2008 Lookin' Back - 2009 Never Can Say Goodbye, A Tribute to Michael Jackson - 2010