With more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Command Talent founder and president Ben Carrizzo knows what it takes to orchestrate a memorable event.
Ben began his career in the Personal Appearance Department of the renowned William Morris Agency in New York, where he represented some of the industry’s most recognized names, such as Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Miami Sound Machine, and The Temptations. After two years with WMA, Ben joined Global Artists Corporation as the head of the Agency division, where he directed the careers of more than 20 artists.
Ben’s experience includes booking and managing the careers of many artists and entertainers. Some of Ben’s current clients include Tim Allen, Wali Collins, Scott Bloom, Laurie Dhue, Bill Boggs, Chris Bliss and Helen Keaney. Please visit www.commandperformanceentertainment.com to see Ben’s full exclusive client roster.
With his intimate understanding of the ins and outs of talent booking and event production, in 1992 Ben launched Command Performance Entertainment, Inc., a full-service entertainment management and booking company focusing on comedians and musical talent. Command Talent is the corporate entertainment and private party booking division of Command Performance Entertainment.
Working with International Entertainment Production, Ben has booked some of today’s greatest entertainers – including Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Natalie Cole, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Four Tops, Diana Krall, and Styx for clients including the US Chamber of Commerce, CR Bard healthcare company, and the Republican National Committee.
Over the years, Ben has established long-standing professional relationships with agents and artists spanning the spectrum of entertainment genres. Some of the recent artists he has worked with include Maroon 5, Train, Matchbox Twenty, Willie Nelson, Sara Evans, Straight No Chaser, Michael McDonald, Huey Lewis and the News, Kool and the Gang, The Judds, the late Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Tony Bennett and Martina McBride. He has been described as “smart, savvy, and unafraid to break all the rules” and his professional expertise and capabilities have been recognized throughout the industry.
Ben personally directs all aspects of Command Talent’s operations, and he enjoys helping clients secure the perfect talent to make their corporate event or private party an unforgettable occasion.