LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX18) — For more than a decade, the annual Smooth Jazz Fest in Lexington has been an event both jazz musicians and jazz music lovers alike look forward to, but of course, this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that.
Now, one of the driving forces behind that festival is finding a way to not only rebound but reach an even bigger audience to make sure no one is starved for quality entertainment during this trying time.
In a small studio off Winchester Road, there is a digital broadcast station with a big reach. CEO Lil Jojo started F&F Communications three years ago, playing gospel and old school music, creating a space for genres not widely represented in the area.
Jojo said, “I’ve been wanting to do this for years, and when the door finally opened up it’s great. Let me say that it’s great to see people getting what they are wanting and what they are liking.”
Debbie Cole has long known Jojo and was already a fan of what he was doing, but now, as fate would have it, she is finding herself right in the middle of it.
“I didn’t want to do it at first, and then, with this pandemic, I thought well you know this could be a good thing, ” Debbie Cole said.
The opportunity to start a jazz broadcast under the F&F umbrella came about the same time COVID-19 began