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Aissata Hartmann-Sylla

Aissata Hartmann-Sylla

Mercedes-Benz Arena (DE)

I have a master’s degree in French & North American Literature and in African languages. Whilst studying, I also worked for Karsten Jahnke and continued working there after I had completed my degree.

I mainly worked in the ticketing department while I was still a student and then started booking tours with Karsten for Jazz acts such as Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Randy Crawford, to name a few.

In 2006, I received an offer to move to Munich and work for Triple M, where we booked acts such as Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5 and Santana. In 2009, I received an offer from AEG to work at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, still called o2 World then. I started as an Event Manager and am now Senior Director Booking, booking concerts and shows for the Mercedes-Benz Arena and for our new venue, the Verti Music Hall, to open this fall.

Since April 2017, I am also a Board Member of the newly established Live Entertainment Summer School in Hamburg, where we offer various panels for people who are new in the business or want to gain further knowledge in topics such as artist contracts, taxation, settlements, etc.