It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that Altavoz announces its co-founder and president, Jessamyn Sarmiento, will be leaving the company that she helped to restart in 2011. Jess is taking on the role of Director of Public Affairs at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as a political appointee in the Obama Administration. We know from the foundation that Jess helped to build at Altavoz that the artists, communities, partners, and staff of the NEA will greatly benefit from her council and wisdom.
From the Altavoz staff and our labels, bands, and artists — Thanks for everything, Jess!!!!