Pride Profile: 10 Questions With Event Producer Jake Resnicow
Each November, The White Party lights up Miami, raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and the medial programs of Care Resource, a nonprofit that provides health and support services to residents of South Florida. This year, super-producer Jake Resnicow has been tapped to curate the event.
“It really is the crown jewel event. I'm truly honored to be a part of it,” Resnicow tells Billboard. The event will return to Vizcaya Gardens and Museum for this year's gala.
“The venue is truly magical and we will be transforming it into a never-seen-before light and sound spectacular,” he says. “With an installation of more than 300 LEDs and curated live music, this will be the most opulent of galas.”
Disco diva Kimberly Davis is set to perform and Resnicow promises he has more spectacles up his sleeves: “We have many surprises in the works, from legendary performers and over-the-top production to live music and art installations.”
Ahead of the event, Resnicow shared everything from the first album he bought to his hidden talent.
First album I bought: It was probably Whitney Houston. I'd always get together with my mom -- and she was a singer -- and give our best renditions.
Guiltiest pleasure: Making s'mores at 1 in the morning.
Desert island album: Sia's greatest hits album.
My first concert: I feel like it may have been Boyz II Men. My mom took me to it, actually.
Song I associate with coming out: I feel like I have to say, probably “A Deeper Love.” That was a big one for me. I remember collecting cassettes, and it was on regular play.
Cats or dogs?: Dogs. I owned a golden retriever growing up.
Favorite feature about myself: My passion for making things happen. My drive.
Celeb that would make me starstruck: Ooh, probably Beyonce. I’ve seen her in concert multiple times.
Hidden talent: As a kid, I played the piano and I was MCing bar mitzvahs and weddings when I was 14, so I think, being on the microphone. It was really kind of what opened my eyes to the event production world -- just making people happy on a regular basis.
Song I have on repeat: "My My My!" by Troye Sivan.