Chuck Ingersoll

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As a not-quite-small child growing up near Buffalo, NY, Chuck Ingersoll listened to his transistor radio under the pillow and discovered great R&B, soul, and eventually jazz on stations like WUFO and WBLK in Buffalo, and via Harry Abraham’s all-night program on WHAM from Rochester. While his musical tastes evolved from James Brown to Jimmy Smith and from Lee Dorsey to Lee Morgan, he never lost his love of J.B. and a great soul groove.

Eventually, Chuck wrote jazz reviews and articles for magazines like Downbeat and Different Drummer and became a morning personality and program director at Rochester’s WCMF and “The New” WSAY. After working as a writer and creative director for Rochester ad agencies, he operated his own advertising agency, Ingersoll et al Communications, for 10 years serving as President and Panamanian Strongman (a joke more amusing when Manuel Noriega still roamed his domain.) Today, he’s “transitioned” to work as a voiceover artist, advertising copywriter, branding strategist, and tagline writer. Information about these creative activities can be found at his websites: www.hearchucknow.com, www.brandsandtags.com, and www.chuckingersoll.com. Over the past several years he’s expanded his voice acting projects to include movie trailers, eLearning, radio and TV commercials for international, national, and local/regional clients.

At Jazz 90.1, Chuck combines his love of funk, groove and jazz by hosting the Soul Jazz Spectrum at 9 pm ET on Sunday nights. You’ll hear everyone from Greyboy to Grant Green, the Blackbyrds to Rusty Bryant, Soulive to Jimmy Smith and beyond. According to Chuck, “It’s where the groove survives and thrives.”  You can learn more about the Soul Jazz Spectrum by clicking here.

You can contact Chuck Ingersoll by e-mailing chuck@jazz901.org or click here to find Chuck on Facebook!