impresario impresario  /ˌɪm prɪ ˈsɑ ri ˌoʊ/


  • (n) a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments



  1. A show-biz guy who had worked at MTV and VH1 before spending two years at the helm of CBS Radio, Barnett had decided to become a Web-video impresario.
  2. In August 1975, now a scrawny youth with green locks, he was spotted on the King's Road and asked to audition for pop impresario Malcolm McLaren's band.
  3. Boy-band impresario Lou Pearlman, in addition to foisting 'N Sync on an unsuspecting public, stole $300 million from clients over two decades.


  1. DC Jazz Festival 2013: 'Don’t understand it, just enjoy it,' says founder

    When jazz impresario Charles Fishman settled in the District to care for his ailing parents, he was shocked by what he didn't find. Mr. Fishman, who had spent years on the road as manager and producer for legendary jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, noted that though Washington had a vibrant jazz ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  2. Food shows produced for PBS, WHYY and WBEZ cited for excellence

    The Restaurateur , a PBS documentary about New York restaurant impresario Danny Meyer, won as best TV special/documentary. It was produced by Roger Sherman of Florentine Films.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Current (Public Broadcasting)

  3. Wear This, Not That? Google Glass Kicks Off the Battle for New Tech Market

    P.T. Barnum would have fit in perfectly in Silicon Valley. Barnum, you'll remember, was the circus impresario who once famously said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Now, there is
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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