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Rikki Rincon featured in LA’s Premiere Bilingual Publication ALEGRIA Magazine

Today I get this wonderful news from Los Angeles’ Premier Luxury Bilingual ALEGRIA MAGAZINE featuring me and Creative Juice Online on page 55. This was done in hard copy for LA and online for the world to read. You will also love page 54 wherein several Dallas Latino restaurants are featured!

I truly wish to thank Davina, Publisher of this magazine and a special colleague for referring me, they know who they are! You will be hearing more from ALEGRIA Magazine very soon as we are teaming up with this wonderful magazine to produce a ALEGRIA Dallas party! Contact us at 214-549-1201 or rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi if you are interested in sponsoring this event. Visit www.alegriamagazine.com today.

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In my many years of working FM radio in the Dallas/Ft Worth market during the late 80’s and into the 90’s I often heard the buzz of up and coming DJ/Mixers that set themselves apart from their colleagues. Not just in the talent area, these two were great yes, but seeing the vision of Jesusito/Jesus Is A DJ back in those early days, I knew something much larger would manifest. Most see “talent” as that special element to soley blend music and connect with their intended target market, but ahhhh, it’s much more than that when you are a visionary, a much deep rooted talent from the soul.

Having said this, it’s time you get to know this team. Jesusito/Jesus Is A DJ & Jammin Joe had a great run on SiriusXM 152 on En Vivo. Rumors are that En Vivo will be going in a different programming direction which may or may not include the guys mix show. At the moment you can still catch best of replays and who knows they may stick around for the change if it makes sense. However as many say “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”


These two guys have always been known for making moves and plenty of noise from Dallas Fort Worth broadcasting to the world with their mix shows heard in Peru, satellite, and FM radio stations. So, with only minutes from confirming the En Vivo rumors Jammin Joe posted and tagged Jesusito on Wednesday, “Well after a 3 years I’ll be moving on from En Vivo Radio and Sirius XM. It’s been fun and very cool to be heard coast to coast. I would like to say thank you to Jesus Isadj Jesusitoradio and the entire En Vivo family for allowing me to be apart. The new year will bring new opportunity. One door closes, but yet just like always… another one opens. Just like the infomercials say… Wait, There’s More!!! #StayTuned #GameChangerComing” The rumors and speculations began to fly around town and social media. The guys were already thinking about the future and just by coincidence were ready to begin on their next project but due to the change it kick started a little faster.


In today’s uber speed of information we are not just wanting it now we need it and what better way to have have the very best in programming music to the masses, not solely one, than to have FUSION become a hot format, available FREE from your mobile device, car and anywhere live from the web/app! Yes, imagine, no paid subscriptions which translates into way more listeners on a global platform.

If you you’ve followed Jesusito/Jesus Is A DJ on social media you would know that since leaving his long run in Dallas radio he’s been behind the scenes consulting radio stations around the world for his Full-time employer MusicMaster Scheduling. If you ever wondered why you don’t see him in the club scene as often as 7 days a week like he did in his past radio life is because his “for fun gig” these days is as Vice President of Programming for Dash Radio based in Los Angeles from his office in his hometown of Dallas.

Coincidence? Well, actually yes. What you are hearing about today did happen this way about the rumors of En Vivo and how Jesusito and team had been working on a station for the last few years perfecting it and waiting for the right platform to partner and FUSION is the right one. What is FUSION? A Fusion of all of today’s hits from English, Latin, Country, Urban, and more! They do not play everything, just the good stuff!

FUSION is owned, operated, and programmed by Jesusito/Jesus Is A DJ with a close influence of none other than Jammin Joe as well as other industry colleagues that will have to remain nameless due to conflict of interest. So to not throw everyone off track Jesusito and Jammin Joe are sticking together and have built and amazing station that takes what they were doing for 3 hours a week on their mix show to a full 24/7 channel!


FUSION launched on the Dash Radio platform on Thursday night, 12/8/16 and will play non-stop music through the holidays. Regarding the mix show you have come to know and support we will be back on FUSION with a non-stop mix, Saturday, December 31st, 2016 to bring in 2017! Remember, this platform is absolutely free! Just download the Dash Radio app to your phone, car or visit the site at http://www.dashradio.com.

They will be introducing some on air talent for the channel in the first week of 2017. Jesus is currently scouting for mix show dj’s from every major market around the world to broadcast from their local venues, so contact Jesus for your chance to shine. If you still need your Jesusito/Jesus Is A DJ and Jammin Joe fix visit http://www.JesusitoRadio.com or http://www.jesusIsADJ.com where you can find all of their shows as well as mixers from their entire career dating back to the 1990’s! Yep that’s right!

Listen to FUSION on http://www.DashRadio.com along wtih about 70 other channels that Jesus oversees. Download the app for Android, Apple, Amazon, Mirror Link in your car and other areas. See links below and we will connect with you on FUSION!

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Available on for your cars Mirror Link dash board in Vehicles like VW, Kia, Buick, Chevrolet, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai, Smart, & more:

Rikki Rincón

Havana NRG! continues to set record for Dallas band performing the longest weekly residency in history of city!

In a market such as Dallas, Texas where one would think a Tejano, Mexican/Regional or Urban group would create this major buzz level has turned out to be a hot band originating from Cuba. What had originally started as another orchestra in 1999 eventually had made major adjustments and changes to convert into one of, if not the hottest Tropical orchestras in the Southwest and many have gone even further than that in their description of this amazing band. Havana NRG! officially rebranded and launched as their new name on July 31, 2002 under the band direction and management of Mariela Suarez of Havana, Cuba.

Just to give you a brief background overview of Mariela Suarez as many, if not most do not know, from the age of four she began to appear in TV, radio, documentaries and theater as part of a musical children’s group, “Meñique”. She studied at the music academy specializing in piano and violin. In 1987 she won first place in a national contest for violin students. Mariela graduated with a technical and professional title as instrumentalist and violin professor. In 1989 she was selected to participate the Young Musicians World Orchestra as a violinist becoming the first Cuban in history to be accepted for this kind of event. In 1992 she was part of the prestigious orchestra of the Cabaret Tropicana in Havana, Cuba as keyboard player. Along with Ivan Martinez was musical director of the band “Cuestión Seria”, which won the 1995 Novel Orchestra award in Cuba. During three years she participated as violinist in the symphonic orchestra of Nuevo Leon and was professor of violin in the Instituto Superior de Musica in Monterey, Mexico.

This amazing band consists of top notch industry musicians such as Michael Romero (Lead singer, Composer and lead trumpet), Ivan Martinez (Vocals/Timbales/Engineer), Ilumin Avila (Vocals), Jeff Fort (Saxophone, Flute),  Luis Avila (Congas/Percussion), Melvin Garcia Rivera (Percussion), Geobar Nodal (Trumpet), Ramon Rodriguez (Bass). Go to their website www.havananrg.com to read their many accomplishments in their prospective careers and see why things have shaped up the way they have. This is just one of many reasons why, that above and beyond the majorly and classically trained musicians in the band is her ability to direct the band and maintaining way ahead of her competition in setting trends, not merely following them.

What started at Gloria’s in Addison was initially viewed as a longshot dream and those back in the early days of the band felt there was a shot a weekly residency in a time where it was rarely taking place in Dallas, Texas, a city that had it’s share of Salsa and Merengue at a few festivals, rarely on radio and only a couple of Salsa clubs so doing this would take a major risk. So after much convincing by then member Willie Martinez and others in the band, owner Jose Fuentes gave it a green light and said “let’s try it”. During this same time in 2002 Havana NRG! were performing at another major Wednesday hotspot called Sipangos and the buzz carried over into this new Friday and Saturday night weekly location. All this at a time where nothing was going on Friday and Saturday nights in Addison, Gloria’s decided to open and no cover from 10pm-2am.

It took several months to catch on and when it did it created a massive buzz in the market and had grown to such proportions Gloria’s had to seek out much larger space next door that formerly housed a Brook Mays music store.  Many famous international talent have either visited Gloria’s Addison to see Havana NRG! perform or have also shared the stage with them. Artists such as the famous Dave Valentin, Ana Maria Polo (National Television Host of “Caso Cerrado”Show), Tito Puente Jr. Afro Cuban All Stars just to name of a few.

Havana NRG! released their debut CD “Camino al Cielo” in 2004 worldwide via NRG Records and received rave reviews from major publications such as HISPANIC, Dallas Morning News, Latin Beat Magazine, Timba.com and a host of others as tours took place in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alaska, Seattle all over Texas just to name a few. In 2009 the band released their second and long-awaited CD “La Receta Perfecta” and this was a strong follow up to their debut CD containing new sounds and production styles by Ivan Martinez, Michael Romero and Mariela Suarez. The CD continues to sell well today and fans from Spain, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, London, USA, Switzerland, etc have joined the band in celebrating la musica Cubana!

Today in 2016 Havana NRG! continues to perform every Friday and Saturday since 2002, that is more than 14 years solid. Their fan base is another of the most interesting things as they are not your “typical salsa band”, not Havana NRG!. The NRG in their name means New Rhythm Generation and for that and many other reasons they are always inventing New Rhythms! From Cuban Timba, Cubaton, Merengue, Top 40 Remixes done 100% by the band in remix fashion from Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor to others on the way, Havana NRG! fans are not just Latino, but almost 50% are a wide range of diverse nationalities. This makes their brand hot then, now and the future.

In a city such as Dallas, Texas much is written and reported about Rock, Hip Hop, Country and Pop but rarely do you see local publications writing features about Salsa, Merengue and the huge loving movement by its locals. Every once in awhile you will read about mega stars touring through our market but little do many realize that Havana NRG! has performed for millions of visitors and locals for over 14 long years and non-stop! Yes, there are many other Top 40/Funk/Country bands that have been performing even longer in this market but at the same venue and packing the crowds in on Fridays and Over 1,500 on Saturdays? Yes, this is rare but so is Havana NRG! At this rate Havana NRG! appears to have a very long future packing in the #1 hotspot Gloria’s in Addison.

Follow their social movement via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.havananrg.com. A little early buzz is being brewed that the band is back in the recording studio hmmm more to come! For all media relations and bookings contact rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi.


Rikki Rincon

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