Founder/DJ at Neo Soul Cafe
Frances premiered as an on-air personality for mainstream radio, in Dallas Texas, in the 90’s. She managed a career with major local stations KNON 89.3, KRNB 105.7, and KOAI the Oases, 107.5 for 10 years. In 2002 Frances Jaye turned her passion into a reality by launching online radio station ‘The NeoSoul Cafe’.
The station features emerging soul arts, exclusive interviews, event and festival opportunities for fellow lovers of music, and occasional giveaways. Since the inception of the NeoSoulCafe Frances has pioneered a romantically unique genre of emerging soul music, otherwise muted by the music industry. Her unique presence is attributed to her dedicated search for budding new artists and classic soulful sounds. For this reason, she quickly developed a global following– opening the door for Frances to become an acclaimed national presence and travel extensively as a featured DJ.
“Neo Soul Café has been very important to me and my success to not only the Texas area but the world in general. What [Frances] built through the years has been part of the Foundation of independent music. Neo Soul Café takes the time to learn who the artists are, and then teach it to the masses.”
Respected for her commitment to genuine artistry and a cross-genre pursuit of sultry music, she has risen to the status of soul sound celebrity; to that end, she is a highly sought after and DJ nationally and abroad. She’s opened for artists like The Foreign Exchange, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ledisi, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Choklate, Dead Prez, Mint Condition, Liv Warfield, Yazarah, Glen Lewis and much more. She is called in not only because of her acclaimed music selection but her ability to get an audience into a groove—be it at the House of Blues of the Essence Festival Center Stage.
Frances is a resident DJ at W Hotel and has deejayed at many notable events such as Essence Festival, Super-Bowl Dallas, Las Vegas Music Festival, My Black Is Beautiful, Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Fest, BET Music Matters, Vail Soul Music Festival, All-Star Weekend, Austin Area Jazz Festival, SPIKE and Capital Jazz Cruse.