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"The New York Event Producer That's Raising The Bar And Giving Back"
A LOOK BACK
2011 - 2019
Producer of the Main Floor for LifeBall in Vienna, Europe's biggest AIDS charity event, raising over €30 million. Special guests include Kylie Minogue, Fergie, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Sharon Stone, with fashion designers Dsquared, Roberto Cavalli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, JMugler, Moschino, and Viviene Westwood, among many others.
The world came to NYC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. We were honored to produce 12 events, including the WE Party Main Event at the Javits Center. We made history with the world’s largest nightclub event and also raised over $500,000 for LGBTQ+ charities, and it was because of YOU.
Matinée Las Vegas
2010 - 2018
For 8 years, Matinee Vegas reigned as the summer's biggest gay music festival, attracting over 10,000 guests annually to the 3-day takeover of Sin City, highlighted by the WaterPark Main Event from day into night with fireworks.
Matinée San Diego
2013 - 2017
For 3 years, Matinee San Diego soared as the most anticipated party series on the West Coast.
Matinée New York
2010 - 2017
Birthed in 2010 on Governors Island, the memorable Pride events were marked with theatrics and over-the-top pyrotechnics.
2016 - Present
Launched in 2016, U-NITE celebrates the best of nightlife, welcoming all to megaclub Stage 48. Featuring international DJs, dancers and cutting-edge production, this high-energy special event is a staple destination in the concrete jungle.
"Pride Festival Main Event at Javits Center Raises over $500,000 for LGBTQ Charities"
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Get To Know
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Jake got his start as a Nightlife Editor for EDGE magazine. He was the first to launch Matinée to the U.S. with world-class events at Governors Island, Universal Studios Orlando, Cowabunga Bay WaterPark, and Winter Party, among others. He has since become one of the world's leading event producers, with his focus on extravagant production as well as the guest experience making sure that each event always retains a personal touch.
In 2018, he was honored as one of the OUT100 Most Influential LGBTQ People of the Year. His Pride Festivals in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are spectacles, combining elaborate theatrical sets and A-list talent. He has made a name for himself as a party-giving philanthropist, producing some of the most prestigious fundraiser events for organizations including Life Ball, Trevor Project, The White Party Gala, Ali Forney Center, Lambda Legal and It Gets Better.