Seattle DJ Academy presents: JESSE SAUNDERS
the Originator of the House Music Sound from Chicago
with local support from Eva, Fronic, and SDJA rising stars!
Jesse Saunders is the architect of what we all know as House Music, using a blueprint of old school funk, disco, R&B, early pop and hiphop. He wrote, produced and released the first documented House record titled 'On & On' in 1984 through his own label Jes Say Records. He went on to pen hits including 'Funk U Up,' 'Real Love', 'Body Music' and the platinum selling single 'Love Can’t Turn Around', which served as the foundation for a funky and soulful new sound in electronic music. Jesse has appeared in countless documentaries, magazine publications, books and conferences (WMC, ADE, RBMA, among many!) over the years and has also written his own semiautobiography “House Music…The Real Story'. He has released countless successful singles and albums on his own labels Jes Say and BrokenRecords and has worked with and influenced key DJs such as Grammy Award winner Roger Sanchez, Marshall Jefferson, DJ Pierre, Farley “Jackmaster" Funk, Steve Hurley and Frankie Knuckles, among others. This Chicago cat continues to maintain his status as the head of the House.
Eva is force to be reckoned with, a pioneer and innovator of the Seattle scene. The first person to bring Desielboy and many other artists. Always with educating in mind.
Her obsession for music is unparalleled. Eva has proven over and over that she can hang with the big boys, earning her stripes through true grit and tenacity. Eva’s shows must be experienced in person for full effect. Her raw energy is infectious.
Eva is the real deal. Beware you might just get hooked!
Dubbed «moody house» by his peers, Fronic's sets tap visceral connections to beat and groove to paint a sonic landscape that transits a wide range of styles.
Seattle DJ Academy
Eva started the first and only DJ Academy because she saw a giant deficit that needed to be filled. A lack of mentorship, knowledge and resources. Encouragement and access to cutting edge technology.
As a DJ / Producer with over 20 years in the music and film industry combined, Eva has always had a heart for helping people, believing that her success is your success.
“Our mission is to enrich, empower and inspire” through transformation.
The purpose of the academy is to make a difference with the belief that everything we do matters. To uplift the electronic dance music community and create a positive impact, and more enlightened society. To be a guiding light for the next generation and beyond.