Keanna Faircloth

Emcee

Keanna Faircloth

Keanna Faircloth is a Washington, DC native and the host of Afternoon Jazz and the online interview series The Pulse on WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, NJ. She got her start on-air at WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington in 2003, most recently as the host of Late Night Jazz: The Continuum Experience. She is a graduate of Howard University having majored in Music History with a minor in Classical Piano. Keanna has written for NPR Music, and worked for Radio One as an on-air personality, producer and voice-over talent. She is also the creator and host of Artimacy: The Podcast on DC Radio 96.3 HD4 where she has interviewed artists like Wynton Marsalis, Matthew Whitaker, Jonathan Butler, and Dionne Warwick. As a result, she was recognized by Radio Ink Magazine as a 2019 African American leader in radio.

In the realm of television, she has hosted a jazz lifestyle magazine television series called, Jazz Encounters, as well as the self-produced YouTube series ...It Was All a Dream. Her mission to connect the jazz of yesteryear to the sound of today is what drives her, and she plans to continue to perpetuate the idea of "Sankofa" - to "go back and get it" - in an effort to ensure the future of jazz for generations to come.