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Support your local PROFESSIONAL!

Yes, we know… DJs and musicians are a dime a dozen these days, if not cheaper.  NYC is overrun with DJs and musicians willing to jump in and get on stage for nothing just to validate their own aspirations.  Enough is enough!  The crowd can tell the difference! And you’re doing your craft a disservice by lowering the bar so anyone can use your business as playtime.

Hire a professional for your venue, party, restaurant, weekly, etc., and reserve your right to expect a PROFESSIONAL service!

With over 15 years in the business, I have learned how to make a crowd interested in returning, getting people to dance and enjoy, and also playing the appropriate music for the setting.  Whether it’s a brunch lounge vibe, a sing-along bar vibe, or a sweaty dance party, hire someone who cares about the difference AND the return clientele, because this is a BUSINESS, not a hobby showcase.

I own all my own equipment, capable of booming sound or light background. I transport by car, and do not need to sacrifice equipment for ease of transport. Understanding my own equipment allows me to cater very specifically to the venue’s requirements for a successful event- big, small, loud, soft, relaxed, or turnt!

And most importantly, I have managed and operated my own businesses in NY for nearly 20 years.  The bottom line- if it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense!  Let an artist with business knowledge treat your business as the customer, guaranteeing my full effort to bring more business to your establishment, with the intent to continue to drive revenue.

I’m always available for inquiries at 917-602-7340 and jojoSOULaudio@gmail.com.

References available- here are some happy customers!

Brooklyn Performance Combine” by Norte Maar- Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn-

“John Cage On Vinyl On Marley”, National Academy Museum, Manhattan, NYC

Irondale Theater, Fort Greene, Brooklyn-

“Beat Nite” by Norte Maar, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

“Ghetto Hors D’Oeuvres”, “Slick the Misfit”  at Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn-

“BOS Community Day” by ArtsInBushwick, Maria Hernandez Park- Bushwick, Brooklyn-

“Beats & Brunch” at Queens Comfort, Astoria, Queens-

“BeatNite Afterparty” at English Kills, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

Small Black Door, Ridgewood, Queens-

Gutter, Williamsburg, Brooklyn-

“BeatNite Afterparty at Factory Fresh, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

“Bushwick Ginger Social” at Tutu’s, Brooklyn-

Active Space, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

“Bushwick Daily 90’s Dance Party” at 950 Hart Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

“Lone Wolf Soundclash” at Lone Wolf, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn-

Maroc Live, Crown Heights, Brooklyn-

The Fifth Estate, Park Slope, Brooklyn-

“Paper Monument Release Party” at Silvershed, Chelsea, NYC-

Tammany Hall, Manhattan, NYC-

Janelle’s, Crown Heights, Brooklyn-

739 Lounge, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn-

The Vasquez, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

The Metropolitan Building, Long Island City, Queens-

Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, Brooklyn-

Father Knows Best, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

Guadalupe Inn, Bushwick, Brooklyn-

Radegast Hall & Biergarten, Williamsburg, Brooklyn-

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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2/26/16: BeatNite Downtown Brooklyn

 

Official after party at BRIC (647 Fulton Street) featuring Beat Nite resident DJ jojoSOUL spinning lively urban tunes from 8-10pm. $5 Cover.

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: art spaces and galleries stay open late
Downtown Brooklyn!

organized by Jason Andrew
produced by Norte Maar in collaboration
with BRIC

Fri, Feb 26, 2015, 6-8pm

> Event Map Coming Soon <

Official After Party with DJ jojoSOUL ($5):
@ BRIC 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
8pm-10pm

Beat Nite …the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world. –ARTINFO

Beat Nite… Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Nite. –L Magazine

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

Department of Cultural Affairs, Beat Nite, Norte Maar, Brooklyn

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Norte Maar’s signature neighborhood wide gallery night returns featuring the diverse and exciting community of Downtown Brooklyn! Join the throngs of art ponies who will ride out to discover new and the established art spaces through a self-guided tour featuring galleries, alternative art spaces, and this time the world renowned Mark Morris Dance Center! All spaces will be open 6-8pm. Official after party at BRIC (647 Fulton Street) featuring Beat Nite resident DJ jojoSOUL spinning lively urban tunes from 8-10pm. $5 Cover.

Beat Nite Downtown will be held on Friday, February 26, 6-8pm and is presented in collaboration with BRIC. Beat Nite began in 2009 and has continued as a bi-annual event organized by curator Jason Andrew and has been recognized for putting the Bushwick art scene on the map.

Participating Spaces:

321 Gallery
321 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
www.321gallery.org

American Medium
424 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
www.americanmedium.net

BRIC
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn NY 11217
www.bricartsmedia.org

Clover’s Fine Art Gallery
338 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11201
www.cloversfineart.com

(3) Galleries at LIU Brooklyn
1 University Plaza @ DeKalb and Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn NY 11201
Humanities Gallery: Humanities Bldg, Ground Flr
Salena Gallery: Library Learning Center, Ground Flr
Resnick Gallery: Library Learning Center, 3rd Flr

Mark Morris Dance Center
Featuring dance makers in open studios
3 Lafayette Avenue, Studio C
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.markmorrisdancegroup.org/dance-center

MoCADA
(Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts)

80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.mocada.org

Urban Glass
647 Fulton Street #1
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.urbanglass.org

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About Beat Nite:
Beat Nite made its neighborhood debut inFebruary 2009, featuring all of Bushwick’s alternative art spaces and galleries—at the time, only seven. The event grew into a biannual occurrence offering an awesome neighborhood-wide event that many have labeled “half art stroll, half bar crawl.” With over 50 galleries and alternative spaces now in Bushwick/Ridgewood, beginning in 2012 a special guest curator was invited to select spaces from the community’s many great offerings. In the fall of 2015, Norte Maar launched a new initiative with the Beat Niteprogram to feature new emerging artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond.

About BRIC:
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn. In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.

Norte Maar, BRIC, Brooklyn, Beat Nite, Downtown

Skills

  • Community
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts

1/21/16- Live Art Performance: TWINE 0116

Very excited to be a part of this LIVE collaboration!

Many thanks to Sophia Chizuco, Luis Martin, and Lizzy Zevallos for having me!

See you there!

-jojoSOUL

This Thursday

Parenthesis Art Space/ BBS203 

January 21, 2016

6-9pm

Parenthesis Art Space and Brooklyn Brush Studios are excited to present Sophia Chizuco’s first solo project in NYC. Sophia has created a sight specific suspended sumi ink drawing on Chinese rice paper, measuring 130 feet long. The Artist uses a myriad of materials to arrive at planned and spontaneous mark making techniques to explore the central theme of “roots”.

The show opens with two performances in collaboration with dancer Lizzy Zevallos and musician jojoSOUL who will perform live sound. The performance will explore improvisational movement and sound while engaging the scale of the work on view and activating it’s negative space.

Performances 7:30pm & 8:30pm

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After Party at Terra Firma

9pm

119 Ingraham Street

The party continues with an after party at Terra Firma where the Artist is showing “Flow” an egg shell chandelier along with a set of paintings. Come enjoy a specially curated sake drink inspired by Sophia Chizuco’s work.

Get out of the cold and join us.

 

See You Thursday! 

10/16/15: DJ jojoSOUL at Beat Nite Gowanus Afterparty- Gemini and Scorpio Loft

Official After Party ($10):
Music by DJ jojoSOUL
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
255 Douglass Street (btwn 3rd and Nevins)
10pm-12am
Beat Nite GowanusPoster by Gowanus based artist Chris Lucius

: art spaces and galleries stay open late
in Gowanus!

organized by Jason Andrew
produced by Norte Maar in collaboration
with Arts Gowanus
poster by Chris Lucius
lead media sponsor: Hyperallergic

Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 6-10pm

> Download Event Map <

Beat Nite …the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world. –ARTINFO

Beat Nite… Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Nite. –L Magazine

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

Department of Cultural Affairs, Beat Nite, Norte Maar, Brooklyn

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Norte Maar re-imagines the Beat Nite! For the 13th edition, Beat Nite sets its sights on a new part of Brooklyn featuring the artistic community of Gowanus! Beat Nite is the neighborhood-wide late night gallery hop recognized for putting Bushwick on the map. Join the throngs of art ponies who will ride out to discover the thriving art scene in Gowanus through a self-guided tour featuring 10 galleries and alternative art spaces.

Beat Nite Gowanus will be held on Friday, October 16, 6-10pm and is presented in collaboration withArts Gowanus. This event is held in anticipation ofGowanus Open Studios (Sat + Sun, Oct 17-18).Beat Nite began in 2009 and has continued as a bi-annual event organized by curator Jason Andrew. Check the website for maps (coming soon). After party at Gemini and Scorpio Loft (255 Douglass Street) 10pm-12am.

Participating Spaces:

Art From the Heart 2015 @ Gowanus Loft
presented by The Vanderbilt Republic
61 9th Street, Loft C8
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://afth.vanderbiltrepublic.com

Brooklyn Glass
142 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://brooklynglass.com/

Dawn Hunter Gallery
200 6th Street, 3rd flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://dawnhuntergallery.com/

Gowanus Swim Society @ Halyards Bar
406 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://www.gowanusswimsociety.com/

Griffin Editions
411 Third Avenue, ground flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://griffineditions.com/

Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://groundfloorbk.com/

Interference Archive
131 8th Street, No. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://interferencearchive.org/

Ortega y Gasset Projects
363 Third Avenue, ground flr
Brooklyn, New York 11215
http://oygprojects.com/

Site:Brooklyn
165 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://sitebrooklyn.com/

Trestle Gallery
168 7th Street, 3rd flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://www.trestlegallery.org/

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About Beat Nite:
Beat Nite made its neighborhood debut inFebruary 2009, featuring all of Bushwick’s alternative art spaces and galleries—at the time, only seven. The event grew into a biannual occurrence offering an awesome neighborhood-wide event that many have labeled “half art stroll, half bar crawl.” With over 50 galleries and alternative spaces now in Bushwick/Ridgewood, beginning in 2012 a special guest curator was invited to select just 10 spaces from the community’s many great offerings. In the fall of 2015, Norte Maar launched a new initiative with theBeat Nite program to feature new emerging artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond.

About Arts Gowanus:
At Arts Gowanus, our mission is to nurture the vibrant creativity in the Gowanus neighborhood, working for a thriving, supportive, and affordable creative community. To do this, Arts Gowanus nurtures relationships between individual artists, arts organizations, and the broader non-art-focused community:

  • Arts Gowanus organizes the Gowanus Open Studios event annually in October.
  • Arts Gowanus cultivates supportive artist-to-artist relationships through monthly networking and business meetings, a workshop series, and artistic collaborations.
  • Arts Gowanus connects artists to the greater Gowanus community through art events, business-artist collaborations, and community service.
  • Arts Gowanus connects the world to the Gowanus community by organizing events to promote the arts in Gowanus and through sharing and promoting arts activities that are being organized by Gowanus artists and organizations.

BOS Community Day 2015!

Time to kick the summer off right! 😉  Come hang, drum, and dance with R.G. and DJ jojoSOUL at Community Day!

Thanks to ArtsInBushwick for having us back to emcee another fun year in the park!

Always a blast- family-friendly fun! Bring the kids! Looking forward to seeing everyone, bring drums and instruments for a drum circle jam around 2:30pm!

BOS 2015 Community Day
Presented by Blick Art Materials
Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Ave. at Starr St.
Saturday, June 6, 11am – 4pm

Produced with generous support from Blick Art Materials, Community Day is a family-friendly event for neighbors and visitors to learn more about the Bushwick community, and the many valuable services and programs that local organizations offer. Coinciding with the opening of the Bushwick Farmers’ Market season, this year’s event focuses on the intersection of Arts & Wellness.

Featuring visual art, agriculture, dance, hip-hop, spoken-word, theater, yoga, performance art, music, and much more, it is the goal of AiB to provide a space for Bushwick community organizations, artists, individuals, and not-for-profits to showcase their incredible talents and programs through interactive projects during Bushwick Open Studios.

*In case of rain Community Day will be held at Hope Gardens Community Center, 422 Central Ave.

VIDEO: The Brooklyn Performance Combine

Check out this beautiful video of “The Brooklyn Performance Combine”

Presented by Norte Maar at the Brooklyn Museum- 11/1/14

“The Brooklyn Performance Combine” – featuring a durational performance mashup of
Brooklyn based poets, painters, and performers

Nov 1, 7-9pm

@ Brooklyn Museum / Beaux-Arts Court
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn

This event if free.

featured appearances include:

DJ jojoSOUL

Poets/Writers:
Paul D’Agostino
Elaine Equi
Mika Harding
Jerome Sala
Sarah Schmerler

Painters/Sculptors:
Amy Feldman, painter
Ryan Michael Ford, painter

Tamara Gonzales, painter
Susanna Heller, painter
Brooke Moyse, painter
Loren Munk, painter
Jessica Weiss, painter
Rachel Beach, sculptor
Ben Godward, sculptor
Jim Osman, sculptor

Performers:
Josh Henderson, violist
Allie Pizzo, tap dancer
Jeff Feld (performing the only part of Robert Rauschenberg’s “Pelican” that he knows)
Mariel Roberts performing Tristan Perich’s piece for solo cello and six-channel 1-bit electronics
Brooklyn Ballet Youth Ensemble w Gleich Dances
Tiffany Mills Company
Edisa Weeks / Delirious Dances
Vangeline Theater

and William Powhida

Poster image credit: Rico Gatson

Related Press:
VIDEO: The Brooklyn Performance Combine

How Brooklyn missed Brooklyn, by James Panero, The New Criterion, December, 2014

Competition in Common: Art Around New York, by Susan Canning, Sculpture Magazine, December, 2014

Norte Maar to take over the Brooklyn Museum, by Katie Killary, Bushwick Daily, Oct 29, 2014

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Brooklyn-Norte Maar presents its most ambitious collaborative event to date! The Brooklyn Performance Combine is a mashup of poets, painters, and performers at the Brooklyn Museum on November 1 from 7-9pm. The event coincides with the museum’s Target Free Saturdays and responds to the museum’s exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Bushwick, Bed-Stuy and Beyond. The event is free.

Not so unlike the historic Theater Event #1 that took place at Black Mountain College during the summer of 1952, and Norte Maar’s own End of the World performance at English Kills, The Brooklyn Performance Combine Event unites all art forms in a fusion of poetry, sound, dance, and performance in a single cohesive 120-minute event. It will be epic.

A timer will start the countdown for the performance. Each artist will be programmed to begin and end at a time designated through chance operations within the 120-minute interval. At times a poet will be reading while a sound artist is performing. A dancer will enter, perform and depart. Sounds will overlap. There will be silence. Every aspect of the performance will be unrehearsed, live, spontaneous, and uninterrupted. Audiences can come and go as the event clock ticks out of time.

Skills

  • Community
  • Literary Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts