Jesse Saunders

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Birthday
10, 1962
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1962 (age 56)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Influential Chicago DJ and producer often referred to as the creator of house music by critics and fans. Some of his best known work includes "Funk U Up," the first house track ever to crack the Billboard charts, "I'm Back Again" and "Love Can't Turn Around."

Before Fame

He won three Chicago city championships as a tennis player at Charles S. Deneen Public School, where he was an honors student.

Trivia

He founded the Music & Arts Society and launched an exhibit titled SPIN - Evolution of the DJ, the first-ever exhibit of DJ culture.

Family Life

He was married to actress Jazsmin Lewis from 1992 to 1998. His grandfather is civil rights activist Robert H. Miller, who helped erect a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama.

Associated With

He and Frankie Knuckles are two of house music's earliest pioneers.