Like WSS family reunion as Tess, B and Kent enjoy Battlestar Kalakala at Skylark, 2021.

B Dahlia has worked in music, film, and event production and promotion for over two decades.  He officially launched B Dahlia Presents in 2013, looking to build successful relationships between artists, festivals and venues, sponsors, and licensors. Mr. Dahlia seeks to nurture a burgeoning experimental, cross-genre, creative music community, and his Seattle-based agency aims to assist developing and established artists with booking, promotion, production, management and licensing support.  Past clients include: Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Amy Denio; groundbreaking cross-over Italian sextet OU; bi-coastal multi-instrumentalist/composer/teaching artist Jessica Lurie and the Lurie/Livingston/Fanning power trio Living Daylights; The Tiptons Sax Quartet w/Drums, featuring both Denio and Lurie alongside longtime cohorts Sue Orfield and Tina Richerson; songwriting sensation Madeline Tasquin; brass/percussion/FX duo Syrinx Effect: Seattle’s jambalaya brass-rock sensation TUBALUBA; drummer and creative fountain oLLi Klomp and the NW funk sensation West Seattle Soul featuring The Pulsations, and the current incarnation of that Pulsations DNA, Battlestar Kalakala.

Battlestar Kalakala at Skylark Cafe every First Thursday
Battlestar Kalakala • Photo courtesy of Mike Mitchell

With the success of West Seattle Soul, Tom Langen and Parliament Tavern engaged B Dahlia Presents to grow the venue’s social media presence and publicity, which saw significant success over 2019. Mr. Dahlia has also worked with a spectrum of Seattle artists and agents of change on showcases ranging from album release shows to benefit concerts to campaign events, including: JR Rhodes, Paul Benoit, Johnny & the Moles, Hurricane Harvey Relief, Seattle City Council Member Nick Licata, Stephanie Pure for WA Legislature D43, and Seattle D1 Council Member Lisa Herbold, including Herbold’s 2019 Campaign Kickoff.

Cristiano de Fabritiis of OU and B Dahlia at Joshua Tree Music Festival
Cristiano de Fabritiis of OU and B Dahlia at Joshua Tree Music Festival

A versatile professional, B Dahlia wears many hats in the field and in the production office. In 2013, he was Music Supervisor on the Seattle hip hop documentary The Otherside (Dir. Dan Torok, Prod. JR Celski, Vinny Dom) featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sir Mixalot, Common Market, Jake One, Grynch and many other stalwarts of the Seattle scene from the 80’s to the present; and an Associate Producer and Audio Technician on the Initiative-502 documentary Evergreen: The Road To Legalization In Washington State (Dir. Riley Morton, Prod. Nils Cowan).

photo by Chris Davis
Jessica Lurie and B Dahlia at Nectar Lounge • photo by Chris Davis

Mr. Dahlia established a reputation for quality and attention to detail as Production Manager and Associate Producer of Paradigm Studio’s critically acclaimed feature film and four‐part documentary series Icons Among Us®: jazz in the present tense.  In 2013 he directed the design and implementation of the Icons Among Us: Living Archive project – an online portal that delves into the depths of interviews and performances filmed in the making of the documentary.


Mr. Dahlia is active in the NW community, volunteering for organizations like KEXP and SIFF.  He is also a professional stagehand, and has worked load in, show call, and load out for talent ranging from Rammstein to Macklemore, Sissy Spacek to Sir Paul McCartney. Up until the Covid pandemic, B Dahlia spent 4 years as the Lead Rental Agent for theatrical lighting supply and production company PNTA, where he coupled his film and music production knowledge with in-depth learning about stage and concert lighting and special effects (SFX).

B Dahlia, Mighty Dave and Dale Fanning at High Sierra Music Festival