Five Star Review: Children’s Birthday Party- Manhattan, NYC

Stacy G.- Manhattan, NY- “While trying to figure out what to do during covid for my daughter who was turning 8, I decided on a small group of 8 for a party at our house. I wanted a dj who would make my daughter and her party shine and that’s just what Jojo did. He showed up early and stayed late. He was a hit … Continue reading Five Star Review: Children’s Birthday Party- Manhattan, NYC

Performance at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Babacar Top

Babacar and I have been working on a new production at our Rehearsal Residency in Downtown Brooklyn, which we premiered at the Botanic Garden for “Art in the Garden: Fall Sundays”. The Garden allowed for enough space to have an audience all around us, spread out throughout the Water Garden section of the park. We set up the drum set near a small pond, and … Continue reading Performance at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Babacar Top

Outdoor Rehearsal Residency at Downtown Brooklyn Plaza- West African Dance with Babacar Top

So grateful to be collaborating with the incredible Babacar Top as part of his future West African Dance Production. We have rehearsed twice so far, and the energy we are creating has already been profoundly deep, creative, and inspired with still three more to go in the coming weeks. Getting to perform outdoors at the Plaza at 300 Ashland in Downtown Brooklyn is a very … Continue reading Outdoor Rehearsal Residency at Downtown Brooklyn Plaza- West African Dance with Babacar Top

XANADU: An Ensemble has Formed

This Episode features Jimmy Lopez on Percussion, Clinton Greenlee on Bass, Jackson Bell on Guitar, and jojoSOUL on Drum Set, Percussion, Vinyl, and Fruit Smoothies. Recorded Live & Raw at the Loft in Brooklyn, NYC, windows open to catch that police siren at about 1:10 minutes in. Headphones recommended. These Performances have been truly enjoyable for each of the musicians involved. This Ensemble has formed … Continue reading XANADU: An Ensemble has Formed

XANADU: Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee

Here come the big guns, folks… I met Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee while playing together in the band Couvo (singer/songwriter Josh Couvares) where we clicked and gelled into a highly versatile combo that led to us being friends and working together in new projects. Jackson is simply SHRED-ALICIOUS. Wise beyond his years, he is an abstract thinker, and old-man-type storyteller full of random knowledge, … Continue reading XANADU: Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee

XANADU: Jimmy Lopez

Jimmy Lopez has been a friend since we met on Instagram watching each other’s feeds. I’ve been a fan of Jimmy’s since I’ve seen his name on flyers over the years as Percussionist for DJs within House and World Music Styles throughout NYC and beyond. He is the veteran Live Percussionist at Brooklyn’s Bembé, where he accompanies DJs through entire nights of sweaty dancing rhythms. … Continue reading XANADU: Jimmy Lopez