Gary Jackmaster Wallace is co founder of the longest house music party in the Carolinas and is responsible for the re-emergence of Soulful House music in the Charlotte dance music scene. A veteran in the industry, it’s with great joy to have The Jackmaster on stage for the inaugural Dance In The Park Charlotte music festival.
Gary has been building a musical repertoire that has been synonymous with the advent of House music. As a legendary DJ/Producer and former Billboard Magazine Club Reporter, and music buyer at the Iconic Chicago record store Imports Etc, Wallace has played at legendary clubs in Chicago including Aka’s, COD’S Heroes, The Riviera, Mr.Ricky’s Chick Rick House ,The Warehouse, DeJoie’s, Comfort Zone and also numerous parties for R.Kelly.
Producer, artist and record label executive, this quadruple threat whose impact on the Chicago House music scene can be measured in in multiple ways, continues to drive the dance and urban music movement with his raw talent. To see where he is headed, one only has to journey back to his robust discography. Wallace has been the driving force along with Rick Lenoir and Larry Thompson behind musical gems such as Black Traxx on House Jam Records Xaviera Gold “Good Luv,” “Y’All Ready For This!,” “House Has Taken Over Me,” “Party-Time,” “Spell on Me,” “Don’t Play Me Raw,” on the legendary record label Sleeping Bag Records “Double Asunder,” “When I Fell In Love,” The UBQ Project “Gotta Have You,” and the Mirage Entertainment Group conglomerate of labels (House Jam , Nightclub, House N Effect,Tempest and Music Box Records. “I grew up loving music,” says Wallace. “I was often inspired by the creativity and innovation heard on Chicago’s hottest radio mix shows.”
Mentored by renowned A&R Sr. VP of Sony/RCA Records Executive Wayne Williams, the man responsible for bringing R.Kelly to Jive Records, Wallace has cultivated a keen knowledge of music, artistry, and the business of music. The other key influences on his career include Farley Jackmaster Funk, Larry Thompson (LNR) Rick Lenoir, Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez. Since embarking on the latest chapter in his musical career as President of The Hit Agency & Director of Operations and A&R of T’s Box & T’s Crate Recordings , Wallace’s knack for electrifying the global music community will continue in full-effect as he spins the best in soulful house music , produces the head-bobbing, feet moving hits, and identifies and brings to market the best in cutting edge artists. Chicago native and now Charlotte NC transplant and curator of the super successful monthly event Release Classic and Soulful House Party. Gary holds residencies down at Soul Gastrolounge and in Los Angeles at Resident LA with Wayne Williams as well as running T’s Box recordings for The legendary Terry Hunter.
Dance In The Park Charlotte’s inaugural dance music festival kicks off on August 5th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Rolling Hill Park, 4340 Rolling Hill Drive. Dance In The Park Charlotte is a celebration of dance music, from Disco to Deep House.
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