Jackie Lees (JEL Music Management)

Former General Manager of some of the UK’s major venues who began her career at Manchester Apollo in the mid 80’s. Over the next couple of decades, she worked around the UK at venues including Edinburgh Playhouse, Oxford Apollo, Liverpool Empire and ultimately as General Manager of both the Palace Theatre and Opera House in Manchester – at the same time!
Now working primarily in Artist Management and Development, she has broad experience with a multi-faceted knowledge and understanding of the industry. She has worked across diverse projects on a national and international level (incl Michael Jackson) as well as with independent rostered artists, The Zangwills and 32 tens with Max Vickers.
Other visible endeavours include writing and reviewing for various music publications, mentoring emerging artists, contributing as an industry panellist and in curation and consultancy roles.






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