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Jesse De La Pena

Jesse De La Pena

Producer, Vocalo

Jesse is the host and producer of Vocalo’s “5 O’Clock Mix” and the “Friday Night DJ Series”. He’s the founder of the Vocalo’s DJ Collective, “Quest 4 The Best” DJ Competition and the Know Chicago music series. He also curates special music programming that highlights artists that are meaningful to the Urban Alternative experience.

A member of Chicago’s music scene since the mid 80’s and key contributor to the city’s early Hip Hop, House and Dance music community as a DJ, musician, event promoter, music retailer, and co-founder of the Grammy nominated band Liquid Soul. Jesse is a big fan of Ethiopian Food and collecting records, you can catch him spinning at various events around town.

Jesse De La Pena of Chicago’s Vocalo Radio dives into the cultural significance of Gramaphone Records for the store’s 50th anniversary