Cheryl Alterman
Photo journalist

Hailing from LA, Cheryl Alterman spent her youth indulging her love of music, studying fine art and oil painting.

CIE MARTIN
Photo journalist

Growing up in New York, Cie’s obsession with photography started at a very young age. In her teens, she was determined to make her way to the front row of every single concert.

CHRIS KENTZELL
Media Director

Born in San Francisco and raised in Sonoma County, Chris Kentzell has been in and out of almost every music venue from our State Capital Sacramento to LA!

MISSION STATEMENT

BAM Magazine is a free online digital entertainment magazine that delivers passionate and exclusive coverage of the Bay Area music scene and beyond. Since its launch in 1976, BAM strives to be a quality news source for fans, musicians, and the music industry. It prides itself in providing unique and though-provoking content.

BAM’s goal is to offer in-depth reviews, be the voice of respected and aspiring musicians, and cultivate the diverse music scene in the Bay Area and beyond. BAM’s ultimate goal as a website is to become the place where people come to get all their music news and enjoy commentary about the music scene.

KENNY WARDELL / Managing Director BAM Media / Kenny@BAMmagazine.com
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout his professional career, Kenny has worked for some of the largest media, music, sports, and special event organizations in the United States. These include: KCBS 740, KTVU-TV, KFOG-FM, KMEL-FM, San Francisco 49ers, National Football League, and RCA Records. Kenny was a major contributor to the Bay Area Music Awards, (Bammies) for over twenty years and was instrumental in establishing the Bay Area Music Walk of Fame in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Kenny also produced many of BAM Magazine’s “Summer in the City” free concerts.

ChrisCHRIS KENTZELL / Media Director & Marketing Video Production / Chris.Kentzell@BAMmagazine.com
Born in San Francisco and raised in Sonoma County, Chris Kentzell has been in and out of almost every music venue from our State Capital Sacramento to LA! To say music is a part of who he is would be an understatement. At 14 he hitch-hiked from Sonoma County to LA just to be a part of the US FESTIVAL in 1982! Also having cameos in a few Metallica moments such as Cliff ‘Em All, S&M Behind The Scenes, and Some Kind of Monster, you could say he was embedded in the middle of the metal movement!!! Having love for all types of music, the passion to promote and share the music scene has not stopped.

CIE MARTIN / Photojournalist / Cie.Martin@BAMmagazine.com /


Growing up in New York, Cie’s obsession with photography started at a very young age. In her teens, she was determined to make her way to the front row of every single concert she went to just to ‘get the shot’ and most of the time she did. In her 20’s, she moved to New Orleans and apprenticed under photographer, Rosemary Carroll, but eventually made her way back to New York City where she worked in the fashion photography industry for almost a decade under the tutelage of some of the most world-renowned fashion photography giants. Currently, Cie resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and although she’s learned so many different types of photography over the decades, she mostly enjoys the rush and unpredictability of concert photography.