Keanna Faircloth
Keanna Faircloth
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Keanna Faircloth

Keanna Faircloth

Keanna Faircloth began her career in broadcasting in 2003. In 2018 she created the podcast, Artimacy, which she describes as a platform, "where art and intimacy meet." The podcast is a two-hour program that spotlights music from Jazz to Soul, and beyond, and features artist interviews airing every Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on DC Radio 96.3 HD4. Most recently, she served as the host of Afternoon Jazz on WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, NJ. While at WBGO, Keanna created and produced the widely acclaimed interview series, The Pulse.

Keanna grew up in Washington, D.C. surrounded by music and would go on to study music history and classical piano at Howard University. While a student, she began her jazz radio journey at WPFW where she was a host for 16 years. She has worked for Urban One, NPR, WHUT, and numerous online media platforms as an on-air host and writer.

The culmination of her work led to her being named a "Future African American Leader in Radio" by Radio Ink Magazine in 2019. To date she has amassed literally hundreds of interviews and hosted festivals both nationally and internationally — from the DC Jazz Festival to the NYC Winter JazzFest, to JazzFest Berlin. She has been featured in The New York Times, on NPR's Here and Now, and is a contributing writer for NPR Music.

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Kimbra's first new album in five years, A Reckoning, tops our shortlist of the best new releases out on Jan. 27. Spencer Ostrander/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Jan. 27

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Guitarist Jeff Parker, whose free-form album Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy was among the best jazz releases of the year, according to our critics. Mikel Patrick Avery/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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RTJCU4TRO, the Spanish language remix from Run The Jewels, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on Nov. 11. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 11

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Icelandic icon Björk is back with a deeply inventive set called Fossora. Vidar Logi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J.I.D's new album is titled The Forever Story. David KA/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 26

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Beyoncé's wildly anticipated new album, Renaissance, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 29. Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

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MUNA self-titled album tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 24. Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

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Harry's House, the latest solo album from former One Direction singer Harry Styles, tops this week's shortlist for the best albums out on May 20. Lillie Eiger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20

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Kaitlin Butts' what else can she do is one of the top releases out April 15. Mackenzie Ryan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 5 albums out on April 15

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