Jonas Winge Leisner delivers a “sweet Sticky” debut

For his work over the last two decades, singer and songwriter, Jonas Winge Leisner has encouraged the designation as one of the most important voices on the danish soul scene. Leisner himself is noticeably humbled by and reserved at adopting that title. “Well, that status is of course not something I would say myself. That’s for others to judge,” says Leisner. But the accolade seems to be well earned with years of building a following through, amongst other accomplishments, extensive touring as a solo artist and as part of revered danish soul/funk orchestra, Ridin’ Thumb as well as the popular live music collective from Copenhagen, THE 5to8’S, known for its marathon concerts of improvised soul, hip hop, funk and r&b.

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“The Pulse” celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Dara Tucker

On this episode of The Pulse, host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth, celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month talking with vocalist, pianist and composer, Dara Tucker. The award-winning artist has crafted an engaging style weaving a tapestry of acoustic jazz, soul and more for her angelic voice on her several projects including the latest single, “Secret O’ Life” from her anticipated release, Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World Join Keanna and Dara for their enjoyable and enlightening conversation as they talk about her musical journey including, the new project; writing the Grammy-winning song, “Oklahoma” for acclaimed, contemporary Blues Artist, Keb Mo and her surprise comedic, Tik Tok fame. Check out the episode below:

For Keanna’s full write up on the WBGO website click HERE

The Pulse is the splendid brainchild of, Keanna Faircloth who presents an outstanding array of burgeoning and acclaimed artists with a common strand of jazz, but with a mix of other musical influences. The Pulse is presented live on the WBGO Facebook , and subsequently available here on I SPY SOUL.net as well as on the WBGO website. Don’t miss it!

To check out Dara Tucker’s latest single “Secret O’ Life” and more on Spotify click here

Chandanie’s Intersections lead us to where societal commentary and soulful sounds meet

Accomplished singer/songwriter, Chandanie, describes her new EP, Intersections as a, “5 song conversation of Being that collides with Blackness, womyness & self-worth.” It perhaps seems like a far-reaching pursuit and weighty spectrum to explore in the space of five songs. However, it’s likely the purpose of this impressive collection is to not only be witness to a conversation in the moment, but to spawn further dialog or even more, to stoke your awareness. All is achieved by way of her artfully asserting you see the full picture in all of its complex simplicity. It’s an example of what she’s dubbed Soul Liberation Music where siblings, soul, jazz, R&B and more form the musical landscape for meaningful messages and societal commentary to thrive. It should be successful in garnering your attention with respect to the subject matter and to the very talented, thoughtful artist on the rise Chandanie surely is. Wonderfully backed by minimal instrumentation that centers you on her engaging voice and wisdom, she assuredly helms the discussion with a soulful vocal flow and tone that harnesses both nostalgia and newness – surrounded by supremely crafted harmonies.

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“The Pulse” celebrates the women of WBGO and more exciting news!

The Pulse with host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth  celebrates Women’s History Month with a special edition featuring the women of WBGO in a discussion on navigating a career in radio, the challenges of working in male dominated spaces and the unique landscape of jazz. Joining Keanna, are notable hosts Rhonda Hamilton, Awilda Rivera, Lezlie Harrison, Monifa Brown, Sheila Anderson and Nicole Sweeney. Check out this very interesting and insightful conversation below:

I SPY SOUL is excited to share the popular interview series with our audience here on our website via rebroadcast. Presented live on the WBGO Facebook page, The Pulse is the splendid brainchild of host Keanna Faircloth and clear kindred platform of I SPY SOUL that presents an array of outstanding burgeoning and acclaimed artists with a common strand of jazz, but with a mix of other musical influences. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes!