When the lights go down and people begin to stir in their seats, you can feel the anticipation building. The entertainment is about to begin. You cross your fingers, hold your breath and say a prayer. You’ve planned every detail of this meeting for months and labored over every decision. You’ve ultimately had to trust your own instincts and you want this to be an evening everyone will remember. Now is the time to relax.
In a world where so much is left to change, World Class Talent & Productions will make certain this is your finest hour.
JoAnn Berry – President
Nashville is a melting pot for musicians trying to make it in the music industry and if they did make it, they probably know JoAnn Berry and World Class Talent. As CEO, JoAnn Berry has represented such lucrative careers as Barbara Mandrell, Randy Travis, Pat Boone and Ricky Skaggs. Through her hands-on, media saturation approach, JoAnn has not only helped build the careers of major artists, but has built one of the most well respected agencies in the business. From commercial endorsements and corporate sponsorships to extensive television exposure and literary development, JoAnn Berry can hand-tailor the surest and quickest route to success and her long client list of music industry heavyweights is proof of the magic she can work.
As a visionary representing the live entertainment market through her World Class Productions, or as a devoted and fiercely intuitive agent with the ability to turn a music dream into a household name, JoAnn Berry makes World Class Talent an industry force, and a musician’s key to breaking big.
Contact JoAnn Berry: JoAnnBerry@TheWorldClassTalent.com
Marie Ratzman – Vice President
If it happens behind the scenes, Marie knows how to make it happen. Every minute detail of planning and executing a successful career in the music industry is integral, and Marie is an expert at the minute details. From booking events, arranging transportation and managing the finances, to helping develop some of the most promising new artists in the industry, Marie is a master at keeping all of the balls in the air, and making sure that each of those balls is a stepping-stone to major success.
Marie’s behind-the-scenes expertise can turn the bumpy road to stardom into a smooth sail. And having worked with major artists like Michael W. Smith, Lorrie Morgan and Jars of Clay is evidence that this woman knows how to orchestrate some of the largest careers in the industry.
Contact Marie Ratzman: MarieRatzman@TheWorldClassTalent.com
Dino Pastin – Vice President: Operations & Production
Dino Pastin: Producer, Musician, Composer, with over three decades of experience in the entertainment industry, has recorded and toured with the legendary super group, ALABAMA (7yrs) and multi-awarding winning Entertainer of the Year, BARBARA MANDRELL (10yrs). Dino has been the Music Director (10yrs) for a multi-ethnic mega church in Nashville, TN. and has produced Recordings, Dramas, Videos, Dances, etc.
He has worked with top producers: Dick Clark, Michael Omartian, Don Cook, Darren Smith (Tim McGraw Show) and also with artists: N’SYNC, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Jim Nabors, Tiny Tim, Kid Rock, Bekka Bramlett and performed on all of the Award Shows: Grammys, ACM, CMA, Dove, etc. as well as the Late Night TV Talk Shows, HBO Specials, TNN Network Specials, The Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Statler Brothers Show, New Country, Alabama’s 42 – #1 Hit’s Special, just to name a few. Dino has performed at The White House several times and was privileged meet President George Bush and other top officials at that time.
Dino comes from a long line of performers. His uncle, Ret. LT CDR John Pastin was Commander/Conductor of the Washington D.C Navy Band and is now the Dean of Music and Performing Arts at Rowan University where Dino music directed for Louise Mandrell who performed there in Dec.2012. His Cousin, Danielle Pastin is a renowned Opera singer. His parents owned 5 dance schools in the Pittsburgh area in the 70’s where he taught Music, Marching and Color Guard Rifle Technique. With Barbara Mandrell, Dino was privileged to work with some of the best choreographers in the business: Scott Salmon(Miss America, Academy & Grammy Awards, “La Cage Aux Folles.”, Radio City Music Hall Productions, Etc.) Joseph Malone(Michael Jackson)
Dino studied Music Education at Duquesne University School of Music (Pittsburgh, PA) and Trevecca University (Nashville, TN). In 1979 he started his music career in Nashville as a musician/composer and toured in Gospel music circles with: CROSSFIRE, Randy Mathews, Andrus, Blackwood & Co. and Ric Cua and Bobby Jones. He then continued touring with country artists Tommy Overstreet and Vern Gosdin and THE TRUX who performed on STAR SEARCH. When not on tour he performed in Nashville at the world famous Printer’s Alley by night and a staff musician at Polyfox Studios by day.
Dino is currently:
• Performs with blues artists: Keb Mo and Clarence Dobbins.
• Teaching classes @ Whole Heart School in Nashville and Private Instruction@ Music &Arts.
• Producing and Composing in Nashville where he resides with his wife, Janna and their two children, Dina and Vincent.
• In June 2013 taught a master class in Rock Methods at VanderCook College of Music (Chicago)
Contact Dino Pastin: firstname.lastname@example.org