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Michael Tello and Miguel Solari invite you to:
( ( ( ( ( H O U S E P I T A L I T Y ) ) ) ) ) presents the Originator of House Music from Chicago:
:: JESSE SAUNDERS (Broken Records, Chicago) ::
:: Tyrel Williams (Housepitality, Acid Test)
:: Michael Tello (Pillowtalk, Housepitality)
Groove Lounge: Timeless Motown grooves by:
Timoteo Gigante and Gordo Cabeza (MOM)
FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
Art show by Arttease SF
FREE before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp
otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 After
We are EXTREMELY proud to bring you the Originator of House Music from Chicago, Jesse Saunders.
At Housepitality we believe in education just as much as showing off new talents from overseas. Here and there we throw acts at you like Eddie Amador, Rick Wilhite, Norm Talley, Fast Eddie, Egyptian Lover and others to school you on the roots of the dance music we listen to today. This particular show however is THE ROOT OF ALL ROOTS of what is now known as HOUSE MUSIC. Jesse Saunders is in FACT the man who put out the first record considered 'house.' Jesse has more years djing records that most of you have been alive. If there is one thing Jesse Saunders knows how to do is make the dancefloor go off. Since our event is called HOUSEPITALITY we only owe it to ourselves and to you to bring you the Originator of House Music from Chicago.... We present Jesse Saunders.
Opening the main room is our very own Michael Tello, getting his head off the pillow to bring you the super house jak. It only makes sense to also have fellow Chicagoan Tyrel Williams warm it up for Jesse too. In the back we are returning MOM dj's Timoteo Gigante and Gordo Cabeza to display the Motown sound in full groove.
Expect a night of memorable music.. Once again we throw another legendary act your way. We love you.. See you all there.
Jesse Saunders Bio:
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois JESSE SAUNDERS felt the "groove to make people move" at the early age of fifteen. He boasts an extensive record collection dating back to 1974. He says DJ'ing "is in his blood a true DJ never grows out of it. There's nothing like the rush of controlling the crowd and having them yell for more."
Jesse Saunders is the architect of what we know as House Music. A Yahoo Search will return an unprecedented 2,960,000 results!. His Jesse Saunders Wikipedia entry is an amazing overview of the worldwide phenomenon known as House Music. Why is there so much information on this man?
Using a blueprint of old school funk, disco, R&B, early pop and hip-hop, JESSE SAUNDERS is the architect of the musical style known as "House Music." He wrote, produced and released the first documented House record titled "ON & ON" through his own label Jes Say Records. His next hitz "Funk U Up," "Real Love" and the platinum selling single "Love Can't Turn Around," served as the foundation for a funky and soulful new sound in electronic music. Jesse Saunders reigns as the ambassador for the global house craze through his work as a DJ, producer, filmmaker and author. After a lifetime of influential and innovative work, JESSE SAUNDERS continues to break new ground.
Jesse has been featured in hundreds of books including the bestseller "What Kind Of House Party Is This?" by Jonathan Fleming (MixMag) and his own semi-autobiography "House Music...The Real Story." He has co-starred in over 10 documentaries including the Sun Dance award winning "Modulations," the Channel 4 (London) mini-series "Pump Up The Volume," the BBC audio documentary "The 2nd Summer of Love" and currently the award winning "Put The Needle on the Record." He has had hundreds of features in every major industry magazine including Rolling Stone, MixMag, Urb and Keyboard. Jesse has lectured at top conferences, schools, colleges and universities throughout the world including The Red Bull Academy, Oxford University, Boston University, The Winter Music Conference (Miami), Popkom (Germany), The New Music Seminar (New York) and the Amsterdam Dance Event (Holland).
The mayor of Chicago declared July 17th, JESSE SAUNDERS and the Pioneers of House Music Day in 1997, and he has received similar recognition by the mayors of San Francisco, Seattle, and Albuquerque, NM. He is featured in Jonathan Fleming's book What Kind of House Party Is This? (Mind In U Publishing, U.K.), and has been interviewed as the house authority for many films and magazine articles, including the award winning â€œModulations,â€ â€œPump Up The Volumeâ€ (London), "The 2nd Summer of Love" and currently "Put The Needle On The Record." Countless successful singles, albums and production credits behind him, JESSE SAUNDERS maintains his status as the head of the House.
JESSE believes in "breaking new ground and my music must have a message and a meaning". He opened wide the doors to his House and invited the world in. With programs like Rave Secure and AV Talent Search he ensures that his heritage will live on. He continues to tear the roof off with slamming sets and forays into the world of film and publishing. Whatever JESSE SAUNDERS does, one thing is certain, HOUSE is where his heart is.
Enjoy handcrafted cocktails by our very own groove lounge mixologist, Ty.
World class acts, world class music, every Wednesday night..
We got you!
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1192 Folsom St. at 8th St., SF
9pm-2am | 21+ | 3 Rooms
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