I SPY SOUL ‘n’ Artimacy for Black Music Month

Regular visitors to I SPY SOUL have become familiar with Afternoon Jazz host of renowned jazz station WBGO, Keanna Faircloth. She herself has not only been featured here highlighting the fresh new voice and perspective she brings to the storied institution, but so too have episodes of the splendid interview platform she created called, The Pulse, which airs live on the WBGO Facebook page and in rebroadcast here on I SPY SOUL . 

The series presents an outstanding array of burgeoning and acclaimed artists with a common strand of jazz, but with a mix of other musical influences. Since our interview with Keanna and sharing some of the great episodes from The Pulse what became clear was that she, and I SPY SOUL  founder, Bert Caldwell were clearly kindred spirits with similar missions. 

Faircloth has also created an outstanding podcast platform called Artimacy. As it is described, Artimacy with K. Charles (aka Keanna Faircloth) which airs on DC Radio 96.3 HD4 and online at www.dcradio.gov, is “where art and intimacy collide, providing an in-depth view of what inspires the artist to create.” This just further confirms the parallelism of our goals. As is proclaimed on the “about” page, I SPY SOUL is a “portal to insightful conversations with an eclectic mix of accomplished artists and individuals from burgeoning to legendary that focuses on the essence of who they are, what they create and why.”

Needless to say, it felt like the universe was instructing them to do something together. That something has ultimately resulted in Bert Caldwell joining Keanna Faircloth on a very special episode of Artimacy in celebration of Black Music Month. 

Joining them on this very special episode are three accomplished artists – vocalist, songwriter and proclaimed “Queen of Indie Soul,” Conya Doss, burgeoning and acclaimed Rap artist, JSWISS and Grammy-nominated, husband and wife duo, The Baylor Project.  Perfect for Black Music Month they wonderfully represent the spectrum of black music.

For insightful conversations with great surprises and a playlist of brand new music from the guests and timeless gems, check out the rebroadcast below: 

“The Pulse” celebrates Black Music Month with Grammy-nominated duo, The Baylor Project

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On this episode, in celebration of Black Music MonthThe Pulse host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth talks with outstanding, husband and wife duo, The Baylor Project

The Grammy – nominated artists, who were firmly established separately before joining musically and as a married couple, have become acclaimed favorites for an ever burgeoning audience. With their splendid sound which harnesses the spectrum of Black music from soul to jazz to R&B, The Baylor Project are perfect guests to speak to the breadth and significance of the music.

The Pulse is the great 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.

Join Keanna and The Baylor ProjectWednesday June 16 @ 8PM LIVE on the WBGO Facebook Page for an always enjoyable conversation including filling us in on their anticipated new project, Generations coming out June 18 and more.

Don’t miss it!

For more info on the The Baylor Project go click HERE

Another new “Pulse” features Sarah Vaughan Competition winner, Samara Joy and more

On this episode, The Pulse host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth talks with burgeoning jazz vocalist, Samara Joy.

The talented singer has achieved several honors including winning the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (SVVC) in 2019 and will be releasing her anticipated, self-titled debut album on July 9.

The second half of this episode will feature this year’s SVVC finalists – Benny Bennack III, Hailey Brinnel, Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim, and Gabrielle Cavassa. 

Join Keanna, Samara, and this year’s SVVC finalists, Wednesday May 26th @ 8PM LIVE on the WBGO Facebook Page for an always enjoyable and enlightening conversation.

For more about Samara Joy visit her website @ https://samarajoy.com/home

This month on “The Pulse” features violinist, Tomoko Omura

On this episode, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, The Pulse host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth talks with accomplished jazz violinist and composer, Tomoko Omura.

Omura is considered a prominent voice amongst today’s jazz violinist confirmed by acclaim coming from several noted platforms including Downbeat magazine who named her a “Rising Star” from 2015-2019 in their renowned Critic’s Poll.

Join Keanna and Tomoko, Wednesday May 19th @ 8PM LIVE on the WBGO Facebook Page for an always enjoyable and enlightening conversation as they talk about her musical journey including including her latest, Branches Vol. 1

If you miss it, catch it here on I SPY SOUL in rebroadcast!