American Music Pioneers
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Marsbeat Studios Present American Music Pioneers

Marsbeat Studios is an illustration, marketing, and design firm based in New York. The American Pioneers Series was designed to celebrate a preeminent selection of American musical legends, inspiring listening and learning for fans, audiences, and collectors of all ages. Each set of 35 hand-drawn portraits is accompanied by a brief bio on the flip-side and available in a specially designed package. With its compelling visual format and commercial appeal, American Music Pioneers has the potential to deliver a major return-on-investment for sponsors, generating a high level of visibility and brand awareness. Now available, Volume 1: Jazz portrays 35 outstanding musical legends who have shaped and inspired America’s rich jazz tradition: from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis. The second volume, coming soon, will focus on the Blues.


Ron Bucalo is a New York-based illustrator whose work has covered entertainment, multicultural and historical themes in such publications as Guitar Magazine, Recorded Books, Agent & Manager, Footsteps, Cobblestone, and Ellery Queen. His extensive client list includes SFX, Ford, MTV, the Miller Brewing Company, Mattel, Children's Television Workshop, the Disney Company, and Busch Gardens. (see

Glenn Bucalo is the founder and president of Target Group Media, a full-service web design and print media company based on Long Island. With expertise in website development, professional photography, animation, and graphic design, the agency offers a comprehensive array of promotional services, from concept to final design. For further information, please visit

Susanna Miller has written widely on jazz and entertainment for publications including Downbeat, JazzTimes, Agent & Manager, New York Woman, and USAir.

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Phone: 631.754.5234