About Tempest Entertainment

Tempest Entertainment is an Artist Management, Production and Development Company which has forged ground within the cross-cultural dialogue for nearly 20 years, and continues to grow exponentially as an integral and unique force in entertainment in the private and public event sector worldwide. With its international musical appreciation and business savvy, Tempest Entertainment has been seminal to the continued awareness of international music now omni-present worldwide. Since its inception, Tempest Entertainment has set a standard in thematic programming and the representation and management of artists breaking into North America and other territories.

Tempest’s commitment, based on an innate belief that music in all its languages, rhythms and forms communicates and uplifts its audience, propels us into many aspects of the music industry. Tempest’s customized international entertainment services include concept production and promotion; programming; artist relations; development and representation; corporate entertainment and consulting services for performing arts centers and record labels.

In Brazil, Argentina and Portugal, Tempest Entertainment specializes in strategic planning and integrated management of entertainment investments through the production of concerts by renowned international pop acts, sponsorship of special projects and promotions throughout  Tempest Entertainment has as its partners the most successful and prominent advertising, marketing and event planners in the regions.

Leticia Montalvo, Founder [The Big Cheese]

Rendered with the fruit  and spoils of a native New Yorker, Leticia brings the alchemy of Latin rhythms, African sounds, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll melted into the multi-national musical appreciation that has become not only the focus of her work but her signature.

Leticia with her askew sense of humor, lives in Manhattan.

Lian Calvo Serrano, Managing Director [Consigliere]

A dyed-in-the-linen Cuban Idealist and great aficionado of the visual arts and music, Lian has always pursued the brilliance of diversity in cultures which she has clearly brought to Tempest Entertainment.

The sponsor master and the main progenitor of the marketing and creative think tank for Tempest Entertainment and its clients, Lian acts as Managing Director in all facets of the Tempest enterprise.

Lian also believes that her love of international alternative bands gives her license to dress like a rock star.  She resides in with her family including serial biting Chihuahuas, Meco and Pedro “Monkey” Bernardo.

Artists Past and Present

Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Gal Costa, Hugh Masekela, Gilberto Gil, Mercedes Sosa, Cheik Lo, Arrow, Angelique Kidjo, Deolinda, Sibongile Khumalo, Franco de Vita, Babba Maal, La India, Camané, Jorge Ben Jor, Eddie Palmieri, Ismael Lo, Maria Rita, Taj Mahal, The Gift,  Fela Kuti, Suga Minnott, Salif Keita, Gilberto Gil and Daniela Mercury, Judy Mowatt.


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Out-of–Doors, The Disney Corporation,  The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Hollywood Bowl, San Francisco Jazz, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, JVC Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Montreal Jazz Festival,  Caixa Economica Federal,  GMHC, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Lehman Brothers, The CitiParks Foundation – presenter of Central Park’s Summerstage, Avo Sessions, American Express Latino Americando et al.