Recording Studio: Sessions with Josh Couvares and Marc Smith at New York Vocal Coaching

Marc Smith and Josh Couvares wanted to check the drum recording capabilities of Marc’s new recording space at New York Vocal Coaching, where they’ve been recording Josh’s new album in Midtown.

Great session, and can’t wait to hear it finished.  Josh’s songwriting choices and playing sound excellent, and Marc’s recording knowledge sculpts, adds, and deepens the songs’ sonic qualities.  Very excited to be a part of these recordings.

Soundcheck with Josh Couvares and Marc Smith at New York Vocal Coaching from jojoSOUL on Vimeo.

 

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2/8/18- Vinyl Me Please Presents: The Spins, a vinyl happy hour at Guadalupe Inn- featuring DJ jojoSOUL

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Guadalupe InnVinyl Me, Please present: The Spins ft. Ayalew Mesfin ‘Hasabe (My Worries)’

Ayalew Mesfin is among the legends of a 1970s Ethiopian funk era whose music was forced underground by his country’s government. Now, over 40 years later, his triumphant return gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history.

jojoSOUL is on the decks!

 

Thank you, 2017… Welcome NewYorkWild.Life!

What. A. Year…

I’d like to thank everyone who helped me along my path this year, those who supported and influenced me, and those whom I’ve had the privilege to work with this year.  You all inspire me and give me the strength and understanding to continue toward my goals and lessons.  I appreciate all the opportunities I’ve been blessed with this year, and look forward to continuing to cultivate my skills, feelings, abilities, and passions.

With love in my heart, I present to you a new project title and purpose.  NewYorkWild.Life is a self-assessment, a look inward to define what I can express outward, and an honest interpretation of what I’ve found within and wish to share in hopes of inspiring and entertaining.

I am grateful to be in the company of my partner, Agave L’amour.  Your constant support and inspiration keeps wind in my sails, and continues to prove the impossible is only what we allow to beat us.  You are a great teacher and beautiful human, and I thank you for everything.  Here’s to so many more impossibly beautiful moments with you.  Tqm

Now then… ready for 2018?  😉

 

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12/3/17- Drumming on Vintage Train Ride for Sunnyside Social Club!

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Excited to be drumming for Sunnyside Social Club this Sunday, 12/3/17!

Music begins at the 96th St Q Train at about 4pm.

HOLIDAY NOSTALGIA RIDES

Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. This holiday season, we continue the tradition of placing our vintage R1-9 train cars and a selection of our vintage buses from decades past in regular service. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe!

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Catch the Holiday Nostalgia Train on Sunday, December 3rd! In celebration of the one year anniversary of the Second Avenue Subway, this year’s Holiday Nostalgia Train will run along the F line between 2nd Av and Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street and via the Q line between Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street and 96th Street on the Upper East Side.

The Holiday Nostalgia Train departs from the 2nd Av subway station on the F line at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm and from the 96th Street subway station on the Q line at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.

The special eight-car subway train of  R1-9 cars from the 1930s is complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements.

 

10/22/17- Dark Carnival 2017 at Guadalupe Inn

Prepare for a night of music, dance, drums, and beauty from Dance Soul Entertainment!

Burlesque, live percussion, bellydance, music, and fine Mexican cuisine.  Don’t miss!

DJ jojoSOUL spinning the AFTERPARTY!

Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/350307418715443/

Tickets and reservations- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-carnival-dinnershow-by-dance-soul-ent-tickets-38409608172?aff=efbevent

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Looking for an exciting Drum Lesson?

New Schedule!  Many slots available for new students! Discounts for repeat students!

Schedule your lessons at my studio in Bushwick- no drums required, I got PLENTY! 😉

Lessons at your location also available.

1/2 hour and hour lessons available, also groups- all ages.

Call/text 917-602-7340 or email jojoSOULaudio@gmail.com for questions, availability, and booking.

Learn how to turn your music appreciation into rhythm, drumming, keeping time, and creating within your first lesson!

Studio includes acoustic drum sets, electronic drum set, percussion, djembes, sampling, and DJ equipment.

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