Seth provides the artistic vision for the room and is the founding Artistic Director. Through his curatorial expertise in spotting talent, Jazz Standard has given many now well-established jazz artists their first major break in the NY market. A guitarist himself, Seth holds degree in music from NYU, and has worked in just about every aspect of the music business from publishing and record labels to agencies and management. As President and Founder of Rabbit Moon Productions, Inc., Seth continues to produce a number of music events and festivals, including the Oval Lawn Series in Madison Square Park, and served as the founding music director and producer for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party for over a decade. He is a Grammy Award winning producer with multiple Grammy nominated recordings.
Growing up in the small town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois grew up surrounded by vibrant Southern cuisine. After a spell in St. Thomas, he worked at Maialino and Gramercy Terrace, eventually becoming Chef de Cuisine at the latter. He was named Executive Chef of Blue Smoke Enterprises in 2014.