Turntable DJ / Drummer / Percussionist / Teaching Artist / Sound Design

jojoSOUL is a Musician, DJ, and Teaching Artist based in Brooklyn, originally from Long Island, NY.  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 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 throughout Long Island and NYC since 2002, and has recently traveled to perform at the Opening of Rooftop Lounge BEKEB MIXOLOGIA in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

I don’t call it “work” anymore. I do what I love, and I am very grateful. I perform, teach, and share music as a tool to connect, lift, and inspire.

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.

By choosing to experience life as a DJ, Performer, Drummer, and Percussionist, I am able to live experiences I always dreamed of, and share these experiences and lessons directly with my students, continually building upon my own unique, inspiring story.

You have to want to wake up.

Ella McQueen Reception Center- Brooklyn, NY

Visit www.NewYorkWild.Life and follow @jojoSOUL on Instagram.

Currently Doing What I Love At:

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.