As a lifelong NYer Rema Sayge has made her mark as a well-respected partner in the live events and entertainment industry, with over 25 years of relationship building focusing on positivity, energy and talent. She is a highly experienced special event professional who has created unique cultural and entertainment experiences for a wide range of events on the world stage.
Rema has collaborated with some of the most amazing and impactful organizations such as The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Grammys, the Annual NYC Marathon and NYFW. Rema has held leadership roles with many Film Festivals, including Tribeca, Dubai, Palm Springs, Hamptons, HBO Latino and South Asian Film Festivals to name just a few. She honed her skills working on set for major motion and independent films and coordinating for Emmy-Award-winning documentaries as well Stage Managing for Off-Broadway productions & events including the legendary Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Rema has been privileged to handle personal itineraries of VIPs and Royalty alike working with top leaders and the best in the business.
She is an active member of the West Village and the downtown community for many years and is thrilled to be creating WBWV with her most favorite team to usher in the renewal, soul and heartbeat of Greenwich Village. When she's not in the 'hood you can find her upstate hanging with the best dog in the world, Fonzie.
Cionin Lorenzo has a 15+ year career in event and film production. She worked at MTV for over 10 years as a producer, director and writer and at various film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival and The School of Visual Arts Dustys Film & Animation Festival. She's held positions as the Managing Director of the New York International Latino Film Festival and was the Senior Production Coordinator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was the liaison and project manager for television and film productions, still photographers and artists who requested to film at the museum such as Maira Kalman, Zac Posen, Peter Bogdanovich and Mary McCartney. She was also head of red carpet press for the Met Gala, overseeing 200+ national and international press and professional photographers for their biggest night of the year.
Andrew Hecht, a NYC native, is a seasoned producer of branded content, unscripted television and films. His specialties include casting, development, production and location scouting.
Andrew’s credits, just to name a few are: Backyard Envy on Bravo, Brain Games on NatGeo, Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel, Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, the award winning short film Stowaway, segments for Vice News, ads for Porsche & Verizon, as well as a web series for Glamour.
For over a decade Andrew played a vital role to the successes of some of NYC’s most popular film festivals such as TriBeCa Film Festival, NYTVF and NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival. Andrew holds a masters degree in Media Studies from the New School. He’s also a certified spin instructor and when Andrew’s not casting, producing or spinning, he can be found spending time with his family on Staten Island.
Sigourney Rush is a 30 something event producer and entrepreneur based in NYC. She has worked with clients such as Google, T-Mobile, Nike, Samsung, NYFW and the 2018 Grammy Awards to produce everything from immersive live experiences, to fashion shows, to multi-city concert tours. Being very passionate about small business and the arts, Sigourney's dream is to see the American Dream restored by empowering and propping up local businesses and artists through community engagement & live experiences. If the sun is out, you can typically find her outside at the beach in Rockaway, otherwise she's probably cooking up some sort of creation either literally, or through painting, sculpting, and writing.
Samantha is 30, flirty, thriving and beyond excited to be a part of the team with WBWV! After completing her college experience with a theatre degree from Western Connecticut State University, she relocated to NYC to pursue a life digesting art anyway that she could. She is the co-creator and co-host of a new podcast called "Survival Jobs | A Podcast" that highlights artists, their passions and their side hustles. She's worked various gigs including- theatrical and corporate event planning, catering coordination, a sprinkle of acting jobs and was a jury liaison for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Samantha loves wine, the West Village and can't wait to welcome everyone back!
Monika has over 20 years experience strategic branding and leveraging digital marketing technologies and data to deliver impactful customer experiences. She has worked with a diverse cross-industry client base from Financial Services to luxury hospitality and event management.
After living in slums, war zones and refugee camps, Blake moved to New York after his art was featured in a documentary, Style Wars 2. He is a designer, filmmaker and producer that works on projects for networks such as Esquire, National Geographic, and Getty Images. At WBWV, Blake's artistic vision is to produce engaging and entertaining medias that captures the vibrancy of our community.
Kirsch debuted on the live music scene in the early 1990s. After joining the Hudson Valley group Perfect Thyroid, he learned the ropes of playing live. In a band that averaged 250 gigs a year, he honed his craft, learning from some of the best musicians in the area.
From extensive gigging and touring, Kirsch connected with talent from around the globe absorbing new ideas but always with a foot deep in funk, jazz and acid jazz. Kirsch found himself on stage at the 1998 Montreal Jazz Festival with Burlington, VT based band Belizbeha and had a two-year stint with them until 2000 when he joined with Sonando, a nine-piece Latin band from The Hudson Valley. Kirsch stuck with them for nine years.
It was during this period that his big break came. Kirsch was lucky enough to hook up with one of his idols, George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at No. 56 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time. He played numerous shows with the P-Funk Mob, traveling the east coast as well as Spain.
"Getting that gig was an amazing thing for me," said Kirsch, who cites Parliament, James Brown, Tower of Power and Steely Dan as some of his biggest influences. "Touring with them was pretty wild."
In 2007, after many years of being a saxophone sideman, Kirsch decided he was ready to produce his first album, "The Fuzzy Flow" with the intent to put together a live band to perform the material. The album features all original compositions with a jazz-infused funky undertone.
Kirsch recorded his second album at Play On Brother Studios in Deerfield, MA collaborating with Alan Evans from Soulive where he and the band recorded a handful of tunes. He completed the CD in 2011 entitled The Fuzzy Flow - "Lion in the Cut."
While working as a full-time saxophonist, Kirsch completed his undergrad in Jazz Studies and Record Engineering at Purchase College. He then followed that up with a Masters in Music Education from Manhattanville College. Kirsch is in his 13th year teaching at The Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT where he is one of two upper school instrumental directors.
Kirsch currently lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife Laurissa and three boys Dylan, Gavin and Liam.