OUR CONSULTANCY TEAM
Bonsai Talent is composed of a board of seasoned industry leaders that is highly proficient in effectively grooming a limited group of exceptionally talented people in comedy and music.

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BERNIE FURSHPAN 

Presently, Bernie owns and operated the iconic Metropolitan Room, an International Destination Cabaret nightclub in New York City. Along with wife, Joanne Furshpan, he produces concerts and events in the NYC area and spearheads the Nashville-NYC Cultural Exchange Program through their Country Connection NYC business. They also produce industry showcases monthly at their venue and offer thousands of talented artists opportunities to be discovered and recognized by local and national industry people, including press, management, booking agents and media.

Since 1981, Bernie Furshpan has been linking up people, concepts, and brands. From his organizational skills to his aggressive and strategic approach, he continues to honor his commitment to conceive and execute authentic and winning campaigns for his clients, by placing no boundaries in his implementations. Bernie has had a professional career in consulting and public speaking since 1975. He made a transition to the world of marketing and talent management via the entertainment industry. Bernie develops fresh ideas when it comes to developing a recipe for success and his multi-faceted team creates the perfect marketing mix for the entertainment talent he manages. Bernie has produced and promoted concerts at Avery Fisher Hall and Hammerstein Ballroom with the likes of Buddy Guy, John Mayer, the late Little Milton, Robert Lockwood Jr, Muddy Waters Band, James Cotton, Mojo Buford, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Calvin Jones, The Howlin' Wolf Band, Jody Williams, Freddie Robinson, Eddie Shaw, Sam Lay, Bob Stroger, Classical Pianists Oxana Yablonskaya and Alexander Peskanov, Motown Legends Martha Reeves, The Spinners and The Temptations, Russian ballet stars Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky. He's also the co-executive producer with Zach Braff of a TV pilot with Jessica Kirson, and featuring Colin Quinn. He's produced numerous commercial and corporate videos and films that included award acting, voice-over and animation talent. Bernie has also been retained to create compelling pitches for a variety of top national brands, including NASCAR and American Airlines.

Bernie has since managed comedy and singing talent and booked over 6,000 shows at one of his venues, The Metropolitan Room in NYC. He's produced several concert events at The Town Hall theater and has been directing the annual "Spirit of Christmas Spectacular" at Gefen Hall in Lincoln Center. Since 2017, Bernie has taken on the role of Booking Director at The Triad Theater and manages a wide assortment of talent.

 

 

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