In 2000, Jordan Verzar established the boutique agency, Top Shelf. Top Shelf currently represents a diverse roster of local and international music with a focus on acoustic, fusion, world music and live electronica; an artistically orientated company working as an alternative to the mainstream. It is the first agency of its kind representing purely and exclusively alternative music (world, jazz, post-classical etc.) in Australia
This agency has grown each year, representing the cream of unique music makers from Australia and overseas. With the arrival of Steve Griffiths to the company in 2011, Top Shelf has been constantly expanding its work in music programming, full service tour production, artist management and consultancy for a wide variety of artists and spaces internationally.
The Top Shelf ethos is to represent and work with art of a singularly unique nature and a virtuoso technicality; to nurture the artistic environment where unique ideas and new creative projects are rewarded, encouraged and put to work; to forge long term careers and artistic partnerships along mutually beneficial terms with artist and presenters alike.