Joshua M. Ellman

Joshua Ellman

With over close to 30 years to his credit, Josh’s radio promotion experience started at GROOV in 1994 & exposed him to commercial AAA/Blues/World promotion & research, working the likes of Bozz Scaggs, JJ Cale, John Lee Hooker/Santana, Black Uhruh, The Jazz Passengers w/Deborah Harry & many other incredible acts. Josh then focused on College Jazz Radio Promotion and played an integral part in researching contacts & information for GROOV Marketing’s now extensive radio database. Josh, for a time, also did NAC radio promotion, now known as Smooth Jazz and Vocals. 

As GROOV Marketing began focusing primarily on Jazz, Josh and the company found their ultimate niche and has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Blue Note Records working incredible acts like Cassandra Wilson, Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, Medeski Martin & Wood, Dianne Reeves, Norah Jones etc. This is not to mention the many other fantastic Jazz labels/artists, major and independent alike, that Josh has helped promote to radio since 1994. Throughout the years and partly to Josh’s credit, GROOV Marketing has also received many “Independent Radio Promotion” awards from both Gavin and Jazz Week. Today, Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Redlands. 

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