Episode 29: Music Mavens The Oddysy

Episode 29 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features The Oddysy, Kevin “KJ” Jacoby and DJ Johnny Juice Rosado. 

Oddysy : a long wandering: a series of adventurous journeys usually marked by many changes of fortune. Music sometimes makes for strange—one might say Odd—bedfellows. We may start down a road with a firm objective in mind, only to find that with experience and time, the goal has changed. Paths cross, new stars enter our orbit, influencing us in ways both overt and subconscious. Sometimes change becomes its own goal. So it is with The Oddysy, a potent amalgamation of jazz, hip hop, and pop, with a sound eclipsing the sum of its parts.

The band has released two singles with music videos, “Alone” and “Incantation” on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. Their full album will be dropping soon which will have an excellent bunch of guest artists: Chuck D, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Leaders of the New School, and more. 

KJ, DJ Johnny Juice and Heather caught up in person in the East Village in New York City.  

Listen in as Heather talks with The Oddysy about: 

  • The creative process around building their new album and how they put together this delicious recipe of beats and instruments, and finding the magic and connection with each other creatively. 

  • KJ and Juice’s eclectic backgrounds coming up in the music industry, where their nicknames come from, and their beginnings of playing bass for KJ and Juice’s start working the turntables with shout outs to Philadelphia and Juice’s Bronx crew.  

  • How food and being foodies brought them together and how their backgrounds in jazz and hip hop influenced the ingredients that they blended together to make their fantastic album full of story, real life and heart.  

Kevin “KJ” Jacoby | Instagram |Twitter 

DJ Johnny “Juice” Rosado | Instagram 

The Oddysy | Bookings Facebook |Instagram |  Twitter | Website | YouTube Channel 

Music | iTunes | SoundCloud | Spotify |Vimeo 


Mavens Do It Better original theme music composed by Jesse Case with voice over by Julia Francis.

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.