With almost 20 years in the business, Chicago native DJ Joe Kollege is known for being more than someone that spinsrecords or ‘gets the party started’. On deck, he becomes the voice of the people; someone that ignites souls and paves the road to a listener’s fondest memories with unmatched selections of soul, house and hip-hop.
Joe Kollege has played for such media giants as Essence and Uptown Magazines, global brands such as Adidas, Grey Goose Vodka (Rising Icons) and Crown Royal, and opened for artists such as The Roots, Roy Ayers, KRS ONE, Eric Roberson, Musiq Soulchild, Robin Thicke, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. In addition, he has shared the turntables with the legendary Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Questlove, and D-Nice. Joe Kollege also had the esteemed privilege of DJing for former President Bill Clinton at an event in Chicago that also featured Hip Hop artist/actor Common. In 2015, Verizon named Joe Kollege a Cultural Influencer of Music and Entertainment in Chicago.