Jesse Aratow, the veteran booking agent, manager, and partner at Madison House, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 29th.

As Madison House co-founder Nadia Prescher noted in an announcement of Aratow’s death, “Yesterday I painfully said goodbye to Jesse Aratow, my business partner of 23 years. 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.”

Prescher continued, “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.”

She concluded, “There will never ever be another Jesse Aratow.”

You can read a selection of memories and remembrances from Aratow’s friends and family here.


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