Due to my Japanese ancestry, my passion for music and my organizing skills, several artists have been calling me “Marie Kondo of Production”.
My name is Tami Toledo Matuoka (Tami TM). I was born in a family of music and poetry, I came in contact with the arts already early in my life. I remember helping my parents to organize and produce cultural events, concerts and readings (poems) since I was able to speak. My passion for arts (especially music) and my organizational skills were already there at a very early age.
I’m a graduate of the acclaimed University of São Paulo in Communication Management and I have been working since 2006 professionally in the world of international music collaborations. I started my professional career as a producer at “Plataforma Brasil Holanda” (Platform Brazil-Netherlands), an organization that promotes and produces Dutch artists in Brazil. At that time, I had the opportunity to produce concerts throughout Brazil for Han Bennink, Benjamin Herman, Ernst Rijseger, Corrie van Binsbergen, Josee Koning, Martin Fondse, Mike del Ferro, Jan Akkerman, a.o.
After working for years at that organization, I decided to reallocate from São Paulo to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I founded my own booking agency and production company Tami TM in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where I have been living the past 7 years.
Currently, I am working as a booking agent and producer for a wide range of emerging and renowned musicians, such as Martin Fondse (winner Buma Boy Edgar Prijs 2017), Jeroen van Vliet (winner Buma Boy Edgar Prijs 2014), Philipp Rüttgers, Eric van der Westen a.o.
I am also the exclusive booking agent, tour manager and producer of international projects of Brazilian pop star Lenine – with whom I won the acclaimed “28 Prêmio da Música Brasileira” in 2017 with the project “The Bridge’.
As the hospitality manager of ‘Better Get Hit Festival 2019’, I was responsible for coordinating the hospitality team and everything concerning transportation, catering, dressing room, merchandising and schedule for all the artists and crew.
(Better Get Hit festival is a new festival in Tilburg. Its first edition took place in January 2019 with more than 300 participant artists, including Caro Emerald, Metropole Orkest, Cory Henry a.o.)
During the past 13 years as a professional producer and tour manager, I have produced several tours and hundreds of (small, medium and big) concerts in more than 15 countries, including concerts at SummerStage – Central Park New York and Rock in Rio (audience 100.000 pax). As a representative of artists, I’ve been to several music business fairs such as Babel Med – Marseille, France; Womex – Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Jazz Ahead – Bremen, Germany; Beirut&Beyond – Beirut, Lebanon; Fira Mediterranea – Manresa, Spain; European Jazz Conference – Lisbon, Portugal, a.o.
Tami is a communicative and professional producer with a strong personality and a courteous demeanor not so common in the contemporary music scene. She stands out as an independent working, proactive organizer and producer, but at the same time is highly sensitive to her role in a team or group. Up to date with new technologies and innovations in the field of tour management and musical production Tami conducts productions in the most efficient way. She is flawless in her organizing and saves time and money on big events and tours.
Martin Fondse (Dutch pianist, winner Buma Boy Edgar Prijs 2017)
Tami is an excellent professional in the area of cultural production and communication. She collaborated with our music group several times around the world. Besides being a competent manager, Tami is committed, highly organized, responsible, affectionate and always up to date with the ongoing changes in her field.
Lenine (Brazilian pop star, winner of 6 Latin Grammy)
Miss Matuoka has excellent communication skills, she is pleasant to deal with, to the point and clear about the business side of agreements. In her work she shows a passionate involvement and is always evaluating her own work. She has been working in the Jazz and World music scene in The Netherlands, Europe and Brazil for over a decade. From this experience she has built up a vast network of bookers, programmers, bands, musicians, festival organizations and agents in the music business.
Irma Kort (oboe player)
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