Chad Vill, known as DJ Chill, is a Brooklyn-born DJ with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media and Communications from Clark Atlanta University. Chad was introduced to the art of mixing music (DJing) at a young age through his father (DJ Jo Vill). As a youth, DJ Chill grew up attending various performances with his father, where he learned the ins and outs of the industry while also being introduced to diverse genres of music. Soon after, Chad began curating his unique style of DJing combining new sounds with classic lyrics. With over a decade of experience, DJ Chill has traveled across the country to share his gift of music. During the COVID19 pandemic, DJ Chill and his father lifted the spirits of many through their “Saint James Joy” block parties.
DJ Jo Vill
Jo Vill is a native New Yorker born to Haitian immigrant parents. He is a self-taught artist who decided to revisit the world of art and music after retiring from a successful career with the New York City Transit Authority. As a teenager, Jo would always scribble with a pen and pencil but was never considered pursuing a full-time career in the Arts. Now, at age 64, driven by a source that he cannot explain, Jo finds a source of comfort in reconnecting with the creative process. As a retired essential worker, the restrictions of the COVID19 pandemic and in collaboration with his family; Jo reignited his love of art and music to launch the daily block parties known as “Saint James Joy.” Through “Saint James Joy,” Jo (who’s also a long-time DJ) was given a platform to share his talents with the world, whether it be through canvas or turntables.