Ray Charles

We did some shows with “Mr. Ray” in 1997. One of these was a private one in a small Haarlem café in the Netherlands. Some eighty people witnessed Ray Charles backed up only by a trio. The show obviously felt as liberation for him (he fell, out of excitement, from his chair). From then it became possible to book Ray Charles with a relatively small group instead of only with the inevitable Ray Charles Orchestra. www.raycharles.com

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Millie Jackson

The first European Tour that IMS ever set up (1993) in Europe was with this great character out of Atlanta. Golden albums in the US and famous for humorous and explicit spoken sections within her southern kind of soul. Never saw loads of male musicians being so afraid of a female lead singer. But boy, she can sing... www.weirdwreckuds.com


IMS has several links to the renewed as well as to the classic soul label Stax. Next to the latest revelation on the renewed version of the label, N’dambi, we also set up a special Stax all star artist package in the mood of the famous Stax/ Volt revues in the sixties. www.soulsvilleusa.com

Leon Ware

Leon “I want you” Ware is the former soul mate and only true successor of Marvin Gaye. Over the years we set up several tours for Leon Ware. He is not only a star writer, creating all those hits (for Michael Jackson, Maxwell, Marvin Gaye etc.). Leon also is a great soul singer and producer. At the same time he’s a philosopher and comedian. And, most of all, a legend in his own time. www.leonware.com

Cassandra Willson

Cassandra Wilson is one of the best and deepest ladies of jazz. She’s always ready for unforgettable shows, bare feet and an influential spirit. www.cassandrawilson.com


Welcome to the backbone of IMS Agency.

All that wonderful talent that we had the opportunity of working blessed us with their art, spirit, creativity and persistence. Backbone qualities you so much need being able to go the necessary “all the way”. We’re happy to present you some of them above in the carousel!

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