Max Horowitz is the principle of Crossover Media music promotion(client list - Sony, Universal, Warners, Concord, Disney). Prior to the founding of CM, Max worked within the radio produced radio shows for Classical 104 - WNCN: New York, DayNET Talk Network as well as for various record labels, working with artists such as; Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, The Bad Plus, Marcus Roberts, Vladimir Horowitz, Murray Perahia, George Winston, Daniel Hope, Gabriel Kahane and is recipient of several radio awards including The George Foster Peabody Award.
Max is graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, NYC
Amanda Bloom is the publicity and communications manager at Crossover Media. A Brooklyn resident, Amanda is also an active NYC jazz vocalist who draws musical inspiration from a wide range of influences. Crossover Media's projects which encompass multiple genres has been a great fit for her both personally and professionally. Amanda earned a BM in jazz vocal performance from the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Jay Clayton & Gary Thomas.
Vicky Thiel has been influenced by music since birth. Her grandmother was a dancer and her grandfather was a drummer. Her mother - Melanie Thiel managed WNTI Radio in Hackettstown NJ for 21 years, and those years proved very valuable for Vicky's later work at Crossover Media. She recalls many days of volunteer work at music festivals and events, as well as work in the radio studio with mom. Before college, Vicky was a member of the award winning music program at Pennsylvania's prestigious, Bangor High School. Vicky studied piccolo and played in the school 'marching band' for 4 years and flute in 'concert band' for 8. Following in her grandmother's footsteps, literally, Vicky not only plays music but also dances to it, and has been a clog dancer for over a decade and is part of a local popular group called The Blue Ribbon Cloggers. Vicky has been working at Crossover Media for almost 10 years and is an integral part of our team. She likes to play ukulele in her free time.
Michaela Coppola began studying piano at age three and guitar at age five. She performed for the first time at age three and a half; singing at an outdoor festival accompanied by her Dad and accomplished Jazz Guitarist, Michael Coppola.
Equipped with perfect pitch and an incredible musical memory, Michaela began improvising blues on both piano and guitar at age 5 and performed at many local events.
At age thirteen, Michaela became the youngest performing member of the "Fairfield County Jazz Guild", where she developed her Jazz improvisational skills on the stage of local Jazz Club, Two Boots in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During this time, she mainly played with college music majors and made some guest appearances with local professional Jazz artists.
For the past three years, Michaela has been performing semi-professionally with her Dad at many events such as the Montreal Jazz Festival in Montreal, Canada; The Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, Tennessee and Connecticut's Levitt Pavilion and other venues. She is a regular performing artist in the house band of the monthly Jazz Jam at Café Nine in New Haven, Connecticut as well as other local Connecticut clubs and restaurants. She was featured at Bridgeport's Discovery Museum's Guitar Series with Master Jazz Guitarist, Gene Bertoncini and has also performed with Jazz Piano Legend, Don Trenner and many others.
Her thirst for knowledge brought her to the Litchfield Summer Jazz Program under the tutelage of masters such as Claudio Roditti and Dave Stryker and the Neighborhood Music School Summer Program with Wayne Escoffrey. Michaela completed her High School Studies at ACES Education Center for the Arts in New Haven.
Michaela just completed her third semester at The New School in New York with a 3.68 GPA. Michaela was selected as the lead guitarist for the 2012 and 2013 Connecticut Regional Jazz Festival, 2013 Connecticut All State Jazz Festival and the 2013 National Honor Jazz Ensemble. Michaela was also a member of the Shoreline Community Big Band.