Joe D'Ambrosio

Adjunct Instructor

Joe D'Ambrosio

Joe D'Ambrosio is a 37-year veteran of the Sports and Entertainment industries who heads his own talent management company, Joe D'Ambrosio Management, Inc. (JDMI). JDMI represents behind-the-scenes talent such as Grammy winning producers Tony Visconti, Hugh Padgham, Kevin Killen, Jay Newland, Frank Filipetti, Elliot Scheiner and Lawrence Manchester as well as renowned mixer Joe Zook, top arrangers Rob Mounsey and Larry Gold and many others.

JDMI is in its thirteenth year featuring some of the finest producers, engineers, mixers, writers, arrangers, composers, sound designers and musicians working in our business today.  Additionally, Joe consults for music labels and bands and artists.

Before founding JDMI, Joe wore two hats:  General Manager of Phil Ramone Inc. (PRI), the music production company of Phil Ramone, as well as personal manager of the fourteen-time Grammy award-winning producer.

In previous incarnations with Ramone, Joe served as Director of Operations for the Classical, Jazz and Pop music label, N2K Encoded Music, focusing on business development as well as production and manufacturing. Prior, Joe was Ramone's production manager, working with Barbra Streisand (Yentl), Frank Sinatra (L.A. Is My Lady), Paul McCartney (Greatest Hits), Billy Joel (An Innocent Man, The Bridge, Greatest Hits Vol. I and II, Oliver and Co.), Paul Simon (Graceland) and Julian Lennon (Valotte, The Secret Value of Daydreaming) as well as TV and movie soundtracks that included Lou Reed, John Hiatt and Roberta Flack in White Nights, Madonna in Vision Quest as well as Ghostbusters and Moonlighting.

During his years in Chicago, 1991-1997, Joe was Midwest Director of Sales for KAO Infosystems, a media manufacturing company pioneering CD duplication in the United States. During his years in Los Angeles, 1987 to 1991, Joe was the Director of Promotions and Marketing for the wildly-popular China Club. Joe was a driving force behind a true industry phenomenon--Monday night's ProJam--overseeing the marketing and publicity of impromptu live performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Sting, Prince, Brian Wilson, Don Henley and Stevie Wonder. Legendary music stars, old and new alike, took the stage without any advertising or remuneration, for a four hour-plus music lovers dream concert performing music and covering everyone from Sly Stone to Little Richard to the Stones.

Joe began his professional career with the New York Yankees rising from the position of batboy with the 1976 A.L. Champion and 1977 World Championship teams to Director of the Speakers Bureau handling all personal appearances for star athletes including Billy Martin, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson and Rich "Goose" Gossage.