MEET CHAYE ALEXANDER
THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAGIC
Owner of Chayz Lounge, Chayz Lounge Radio
Chaye Alexander Productions
Musical Director for:
The Columbia Museum of Arts' Concert Series
A board member of the South Carolina Jazz Foundation.
Musical Director for:
Richland County Parks & Recreation Foundation's Jazz Fest.
Chaye Alexander is THAT WOMAN! She is an influential and inspiring force who is helping to shape the musical landscape of the Midlands, SC.
For more than three decades, Chaye Alexander been a prominent figure in the music world. Her name is synonymous with exceptional musical experiences. Chaye is renowned for her innate talent as a Music Curator — designing soundtracks that captivate audiences, selecting the best performers, and orchestrating remarkable live events. Much of what makes festivals and music events so special can be tracked back to Chaye's involvement.
Chaye Alexander started her professional journey as a popular radio figure in New York City. Her musical eclecticism and warm, charismatic demeanor on the hearts of many fans. The success of her radio broadcast lead to Chaye launching the television show, “Have U Heard”, where she presented emerging talents, as well as entertainment luminaries, such as TLC, Boyz II Men, Eric Benet, and many others. With her signature relaxed, conversational interview style, Chaye gained recognition within and outside the media industry for offering an honest portrayal of her guests. The show lasted for three seasons and was aired in 13 cities across the United States.
To gain more control over her concept, in 2009 Chaye launched Chayz Lounge, which began as the Adult Contemporary Internet radio station. Thanks to the millions of loyal listeners, Chayz Lounge became one of the top radio stations on the web in its genre. However, Chaye had greater plans for her brand. She envisioned an intimate brick & mortar space where smooth jazz enthusiasts could experience the best live performances. The backroom of Nonnah's restaurant provided the perfect setting and in June 2017, Chayz Lounge venue was brought to life.
Chaye knew from the beginning that she needed more space. Two years later Chayz Lounge moved and now resides 607 Meeting Street in West Columbia. Four year later and Chayz Lounge is still the premier jazz venue in the heart of West Columbia's River District.
The radio station, now known as Chayz Lounge Radio, still brings joy to music lovers across the globe. Here, Chaye presents a perfect mix of smooth jazz, soul, and classic pop music. As host of her broadcast, "Sunday Soul" Chaye takes her audience on a journey thru songs of yesterday-year. Occasionally, you're treated conversations with some of music's legends. Past guests on Chaye's show include Dionne Warwick, Paula Cole, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Gloria Loring, Jody Watley, Oleta Adams, Laurel Holloman, Eriq La Salle, Teddy Riley and many others.
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