Madison House Partner, Agent Jesse Aratow Dies
– Jesse Aratow
Jesse Aratow, a partner, booking agent and manager at Madison House, died unexpectedly Oct. 29, MH co-founder Nadia Prescher announced.
“Yesterday I painfully said goodbye to Jesse Aratow, my business partner of 23 years,” Prescher said. “Anyone who knew Jesse knew the spirit he brought to any personal or professional event. He was always maintaining his values while working in this unique industry, which is not an easy feat. His overwhelming commitment to his family, best friends and righteousness was respected and admired by many.
“My heart goes out to his wife, Liza and their two brave children, Kalea and Lily, as well as his mother Susanna, sister Gabriella and extended family and best friends. The outpouring of messages and kindness from our industry has been endless. I’m glad his work colleagues and clients are all leaning on each other in ways I’m sure we never thought we would need to. I know he would want me to tell you to hug your loved ones and not take anything for granted.”
Among Aratow’s clients were String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon.
According to Prescher, there will be a private family service in the coming days and a public memorial will be announced at a later date.
Prescher concluded, “There will never ever be another Jesse Aratow.”