John Soss

Vice President, Marketing and Media Relations
JAM Productions

John Soss is the Vice President of Marketing and Media Relations for Chicago-based JAM Productions, three-time winner of Pollstar’s Independent Concert Promoter of the Year award. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration from Columbia College in Chicago and first joined Jam as an unpaid intern while in his senior year of college. Before finishing school, he was recruited to join the company as a marketing assistant and within a year became their Director of Advertising.

His career branched out when he joined Ogden Allied Leisure Services as their Live Music Event Coordinator and later became the Director of Marketing for Poplar Creek Music Theatre. From there he rejoined Jam when they launched the opening of The World Music Theatre, North America’s largest outdoor music theatre and later shifted to oversee all of the company’s concert marketing efforts. Jam currently promotes live concerts, theatrical presentations, corporate events, festivals, fairs and private functions across the United States, in venues ranging from 100-seat clubs up to football stadiums. Mr. Soss resides in Chicago with his family and also moonlights as a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune.