Jasmin’s skill selecting the best act or talent required for each job and then effectively managing each step of the process through to a successful conclusion, has seen her become the ‘go-to’ entertainment solution for many businesses and agencies.
Jasmin’s core values of honesty and integrity translate into her work in a very real way, enabling clients, artists and suppliers to ‘lean in’ to the service and support offered to them.
Under Jasmin’s careful guidance, Entertainment Group provides clients with a short-cut to a short-list of pre-qualified acts to best suit an event brief and value…and then THEY DELIVER!
Jasmin grew up on a farm north of Auckland and now lives on a lifestyle block in Waimauku, along with her husband, the kids, the dog and a handful of friendly sheep. Their two children attend the local school and run around barefoot like all good Kiwi kids should. As a family they like to ski/snowboard and ride motocross together. A good work/life balance is highly valued with the family often taking time out at one of the family bachs in the Coromandel or the Cook Islands, fishing/diving/swimming off the back of the boat or simply enjoying the surf or sunshine on the beach, or gathering kaimoana to create a feast for family and friends. Jasmin is a keen baker and cook and has strong ‘hospo’ leanings. She is well-known in her private circles for throwing a party ‘at the drop of a hat’, believing in the value of regular get-togethers with her favourite people.
Jasmin comes from a large and very musical and creative family, learning to play the piano, guitar and violin as a child. The three “Kemp girls” sang together from a young age, initially performing with their father who played guitar. In later years the girls frequently performed together and it was an easy step for Jasmin to take becoming a full-time entertainer as a young adult.
Jasmin’s expert insights into how to successfully book and deliver premier shows are borne of personal experience. She started singing and playing in bars and hotels in her early twenties and was a full-time, professional entertainer by the early 1990’s. Jasmin performed with her band at many high-end events and functions around New Zealand, in Australia, Fiji and Bali. She discovered very quickly in her career there was a huge need for entertainment agents who could not only understand the needs of both client and artist, but also fulfill those requirements in a very thoughtful and practical way. Her personal experience on-and off-stage proved to be invaluable as she began to develop systems and processes enabling her to book her own acts into events more effectively. Word spread quickly and it didn’t take long before other artists came knocking, looking for help finding work. By the mid-late 90’s Jasmin represented a distinguished stable of musical talent and was placing them into corporate events, private functions, festivals and public outdoor/sporting events.
While Jasmin was an expert in live musical entertainment at this point, when the opportunity arose in 2005 to purchase GLE Entertainment (which Greg Lay established in 1988) she leapt at the chance to grow the non-musical side of the business. Jasmin enjoyed learning about the non-musical genres of entertainment and these amazing cirque, ground, street, strolling characters quickly became an integral part of the bigger-better agency.
Following the birth of her first child in 2008, Jasmin stopped performing live and concentrated on supporting her existing clients and developing new business, including becoming the preferred entertainment supplier for SKYCITY Auckland and Hamilton and the Langham/Cordis. Jasmin has maintained many long-term relationships with key clients and artists throughout her long and successful career and deeply values these partnerships. Now that child number two has nearly reached two-digits, Jasmin is actively working towards taking the Entertainment Group to the next level and is enjoying developing and discussing projects with new clients, agents and venues.
What other people say…
Jasmin understands the many details that go into making a successful performance from all sides of the equation; the artiste, the audience, the venue, the production and the occasion.
I can't speak highly enough of the fantastic team at Entertainment NZ Ltd.
These guys know their stuff, so it is always a pleasure.
I thoroughly enjoy working for Jasmin - she is so professional, easy to work with and communication is on point.
The latest SkyCity Vegas show has proven their attention to detail, with daily conversations around song lists, dress code, rehearsals and co-ordination between dancers and musicians, as well as post-show follow up to help improve the performances.
If for any reason I am unsure of something, they are quick to respond and resolve any issues we may have. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you, it is a pleasure.
I love working with Cath and Jasmin at the ENZ Ltd. Hope this business relationship last for a long time.
We have had brilliant dealings with ENZ. They are professional and communicate clearly. We are more than happy with the level of service they provide and would recommend them to other artistes.
Without the artistic management of GLE, many local artistes (most with international experience) would not have had the chance to showcase their talents and pursue full time careers in music. More than that, they have opened doors and music relationships through their artistic pairings and management.
They never fail to supply me with all the relevant material such as run-sheets & time-lines well in advance of the gig. They also ensure that I have all the relevant client information which then enables me to do the very best job I possibly can.
They are transparent in all their dealings with us as artistes and always make sure we have what we need.
Their attention to detail and fantastic communication has always made them ideal agents, and given me the utmost confidence that I will always be provided with the information, logistics, and personnel I require to perform at my best and ensure that the client receives the best possible outcome for their event.
Should the universe throw us obstacles like it does, you magically fix them.
Their standards are high and their commitment to proficiency is second to none. My experience and relationship with ENZ Ltd has always been a superb one! Thank you guys!