Ondine Landa AbramsonChief Development Officer
Ms. Landa Abramson is a seasoned executive and producer in the non-profit as well as for-profit art and entertainment worlds.
She is a passionate leader and strategic thinker, adept at using a multi-disciplinary approach to implement and execute initiatives. She has a proven record of excellence in inspiring and leading teams, a keen ability to understand varied business models, and outperforms in cultures demanding creative and intellectual dexterity, visioning, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Throughout her career, she has been driven and inspired by her passion for the arts, not only for their value to society but also for their ability to build understanding and create community. She’s been fortunate to work in and around Jazz for most of her career, from her early years working for Etta James’s management agency to being the Artistic Liaison for The San Francisco Jazz Festival, now known as SF Jazz. Her passion and love for jazz, its cultural heritage, and all it represents have been a constant in her professional as well as personal life.
In 1999 she moved to New York and worked for George Wein’s marketing agency, Festival Marketing where she designed once-in-a-lifetime destination events for members of the American Express Platinum Card. She worked as a producer in several capacities including as the Executive and Artistic Director of The South Orange Performing Arts, where she was responsible for curating and programming artistic seasons filled with national and international talent, including Nancy Wilson, Yo-Yo Ma, Esperanza Spalding, Aimee Mann, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Madeleine Peyroux, and many others. She co-founded and led the first digital entertainment platform to offer curated, theatre-centric content to a global online community, and worked with such luminaries as Michael Urie, Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, and Renée Elise Goldsberry to name a few.
A native of the Bay Area, she grew up in Paris France, and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mills College, holding degrees in developmental psychology and health sciences.
Ms. Landa Abramson lives in South Orange, NJ with her Grammy-winning husband, their college student daughter, and their beloved chocolate Lab. She's an avid hiker and nature lover.