Jesse Saunders is the architect of what we know as House Music. A Yahoo Search will return an unprecedented 5,000,000+ results! His Wikipedia entry is an amazing overview of the worldwide phenomenon known as House Music. Why is there so much information on this man?

Jesse wrote, produced, performed, mixed and released the 1st documented House record, ON & ON on his upstart label Jes Say Records out of Chicago in 1984, which sparked the worldwide phenomenon ON & ON. He went on to have the first House record played on National Radio in the USA and The U.K., Funk U Up , and wrote and produced the world’s most coveted and largest selling House single Love Can’t Turn Around, which topped the charts in more than 20 countries and secure the 1st major record deal for a House Music artist/producer DJ with Geffen/Warner Bros. Records in 1986. During his 10 year stint at Geffen/Warner Bros. he produced and remixed such
records as De La Soul ­ Me Myself and I, Paula Abdul ­ Vibeology, Gerardo ­ We Want The Funk, Jermaine Stewart ­ Set Me Free (album), and the chart-topping Simple Pleasure ­ Where do We Go From Here . He went on to further build Chicago’s reputation as the birthplace of House within the Jive records system with his brother Wayne Williams with remixes on DJ Pierre ­ Come and Fly; and Mr. Lee ­ Pump It. In 2004 Jesse garnered a Grammy mention with his remixes of R. Kelly Step In The Name of Love and Eamon’s #1 smash hit F*** It (I Don’t Want You Back).

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 semi­autobiography House Music…The Real Story. He has co­starred in over 10 documentaries including the Sundance award-winning Modulations, the Channel 4 (London) mini­series Pump Up The Volume, the BBC audio documentary The 2nd Summer of Love and the multi­award 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).

Jesse Saunders DJ Performances are not only music to your ears, but a musical journey through the history and foundation of EDM, Electronica, House Music and Hip Hop, and their influences through popular music. House Music/EDM is known as a more underground sound, but its elements come from everyday popular music. Its origination is embedded in R&B, electronic Hip Hop such as Planet Rock (by Soul Sonic Force/Afrika Bambaata), Gospel, Jazz, New Wave and Classic Rock. So it’s no wonder that with all these influences you can’t help but love how Jesse manipulates the music to make it an experience that you won’t forget. It’s more of a DJ SHOW than a DJ playing music.

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, CD and MP3 collection dating back to 1974 from R&B, Classic Rock, Hip-Hop & Rap, Disco, and Alternative. He says DJing 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 is an original member of the Chosen Few DJs whose annual House Music Event in Chicago garners over 50,000 people from around the world! In 2015 the President of the United States, Barack Obama sent them a special video shout out in recognition of their achievements. In 2016 that was followed up by a private invitation from the POTUS to meet at The White House!

Jesse has performed his magic in and promoted clubs from America to Africa, Europe, and Asia. He began his career in Chicago spinning at places like high school dances and house parties, then graduated to bigger venues and clubs such as The Blue Gargoyle, First Impressions, Maclenda’s, Sauer’s, The Mansion, The Playground and DaVinci Manor; all cornerstones in the history of House Music. Quickly he moved to the next level, playing at New York’s auspicious Sound Factory, Tunnel, Danceteria, The Fun House and Palladium. The house phenomenon spread over the globe with JESSE SAUNDERS leading the way. He produces a syndicated radio show entitled The Global House Show. The show features broadcasts from clubs around the world including his Real Story History Mix that is highly influential. He went on to headline the biggest festivals and events all over the globe such as Germany’s May Day, Love Parade and Nature One, Switzerland’s Rave On Boat, London’s Tribal Gathering and in America Love Parade, Love Festival, Ultra, Together as One, Cyberfest and North Coast to name a few.