jojoSOUL is a Musician, DJ, and Teaching Artist. jojo teaches and performs regularly in NYS Youth Corrections Residential Facilities, as well as Schools, After-School Programs, Private Students, and Workshops. jojo is Co-Creator of Performing Arts & Entertainment Duo “New York Wild Life“, and plays Drum Set and Percussion for Various Musical and Performing Acts, including his jazz quartet Xanadu Ensemble, his partner Mexican Burlesque Bombshell Agave L’amour, Thorgy Thor of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Scarlet Envy of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Daphne Always, Becky O’Brien of Britain’s Got Talent, songwriter/recording artist Couvo, Monthly Resident Performer at Club Cumming, and his weekly “Drum & Flow” Yoga/Dance Classes with Live Vinyl and Percussion Sounds. jojo has been DJing since 2002, and in 2019 traveled to perform at the Opening of Rooftop Lounge BEKEB MIXOLOGIA in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
jojo has expanded his work Online in Zoom Classes for individuals and groups, Online Performances, and his Underground Radio Show XANADU.
Professional Drummer, DJ, Entertainer, Educator over 20 Years Experience
Teaching Artist at NYS Juvenile Detention Facilities
Live Performer for NYS Office of Mental Health Youth Campuses
I perform regularly on many stages with artists and ensembles throughout NYC and beyond, as Drummer/Percussionist and as a DJ, using drums, turntables, samplers, and different combinations of sounds and instruments for many different settings and projects.
NYS Office of Children & Family Services (2017 – present) Secure/Non-Secure Facilities Coordinates “Back to the Beat” Music Program for youths ages 10-17 at state correctional, residential, and rehabilitation facilities.
NYS Office of Mental Health (2019 – present) New York City Childrens Center Campuses Performer, DJ, Live Music for Events at state facilities for youths with serious emotional disturbances and mental health needs.
Bronx Community Charter School (2019 – present) Coordinates After-School Music Program with DJ, Drums & Percussion, and Recording for elementary aged youths.
Gramercy Theatre- Thorgy Thor & the Thorchestra ✖ Joe’s Pub/The Public Theatre- Daphne Always ✖ Laurie Beechman Theatre- Becky O’Brien “Merry Little Christmas” ✖ Pangea- Zachary Clause “Bette at the Baths” ✖ Ludlow SoHo House- Scarlet Envy “Halloween Drag Ball” ✖ NoPantsSubwayRide2018NYC ✖ Vintage Train Holiday Ride NYC ✖ Footlight- Couvo ✖ Konnolly’s Klub 45- Couvo ✖ Gold Sounds- Couvo ✖ Maria Hernandez Park ✖ Caffeine Underground ✖ Pine Box Rock Shop ✖ Canarsie Pier ✖ Father Knows Best ✖ Radegast Hall ✖ The Well ✖ Silvana ✖ Rockwood Music Hall ✖ Bowery Electric ✖ The Way Station ✖ Pianos ✖ Drom ✖ Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bekeb Mixologia- San Miguel de Allende, MX ✖ Casa Bonita- Guadalajara, MX ✖ Guadalupe Inn- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Club Cumming- Manhattan, NY ✖ Small Black Door- Ridgewood, NY ✖ Maria Hernandez Park- Brooklyn, NY ✖ The Vasquez Building- Brooklyn, NY ✖ The Gutter- Brooklyn, NY ✖ JACK Performing Arts- Brooklyn, NY ✖ The Fifth Estate- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Lone Wolf- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Factory Fresh- Brooklyn, NY ✖ English Kills- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Active Space- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Irondale Theater- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Halcyon Records- Brooklyn, NY ✖ 950 Hart Gallery- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Tammany Hall- Manhattan, NY ✖ Mitchell Innes & Nash- Manhattan, NY ✖ DUMBO Sky- Brooklyn, NY ✖ 739 Franklin Lounge- Brooklyn, NY ✖ BRIC- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Bushwick Starr- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Silvershed- Manhattan, NY ✖ Queens Comfort- Astoria, NY ✖ Tutu’s- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Jay House- Au Sable River Valley, Upstate NY ✖ Gemini & Scorpio Loft- Brooklyn, NY ✖ Flushing Meadows Corona Park- Queens, NY ✖ Del Sur- East Rockaway, NY
jojoSOUL- Vinyl Sound Manipulation
Brooklyn Museum- Brooklyn Performance Combine- Norte Maar ✖ National Academy Museum- Cage On Vinyl On Marley- Norte Maar ✖ The Muse- Brooklyn Performance Combine- Norte Maar
NYWL- Agave L’amour & jojoSOUL Live Act
Club Cumming- Monthly Residents ✖ Rosa Mexicano- Dia de los Muertos Event ✖ Blue Light- Burlesque ✖ Bekeb Mixologia- Samba/Latin Dance ✖ Casa Bonita- Samba/Latin Dance ✖ Industry 1332- Samba/Latin Dance ✖ Spyce Nightclub- NYE ✖ India House- NYE Celestial Ball ✖ Tantra Lounge- Burlesque ✖ Romanoff Show- Samba/Latin Dance ✖ Voces Latinas- Latin Dance ✖ Taj Lounge- Burlesque ✖ Nuevo Mexico Restaurant- Latin Dance ✖ Guadalupe Inn- Burlesque ✖ Babylon Lounge- Bellydance ✖ Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar- Burlesque ✖ SIXTY LES Downtown- Burlesque ✖ Bathtub Gin- Burlesque ✖ Lavo Nightclub- Samba/Latin Dance ✖ Bodega Negra- Burlesque ✖ Von Bar- Burlesque ✖ Beauty Bar- Burlesque ✖ Lynx Lounge- Bellydance ✖ The Muse- Brooklyn Performance Combine ✖ Living Room Lounge- Bellydance ✖ Parkside Lounge- Burlesque ✖ Boticarios- Burlesque