As livestream performances become the new normal, Regatta’s founder/CEO has been one of the producers for an exciting new series staged at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio. As Jeff Tamarkin writes in his article for JazzTimes last month, “If nothing other than John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme had been recorded there, …Van Gelder Studio would still indisputably qualify as a jazz shrine… favored by everyone from Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, and too many others to count.” To make it all happen Tamarkin writes, “[the studio’s new owners Maureen and Don Sickler] teamed with veteran music industry talent agent Sam Kaufman, founder and CEO of the New York City-based Regatta, a partnership marketing firm; and executive producer Phil Coady, whose credits include [an interactive version] of Coltrane’s Blue Train.” As Kaufman says in the article, “The idea is to bring in multi-generational musicians and find ways to broaden the audience, by [also] looking at jazz-influenced contemporary art forms.”