Touch One Productions is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people through poetry

Touch One Productions has the most talented performers in the country working together in Charlotte and nationwide to bring the ultimate poetry experience to our clients. Our mission is to not only have you hear our poetry but to feel the poetry!

The organization was started unofficially in 2001 by Jaycee, BG, Bluz, Quentin, and Maze. We pulled together to bring a consistent poetry scene to Charlotte. We startJayceeed our own spot, getting from under other promoters at the Deli on Nationsford Rd., and began "Feel Good Sundays" with Philip Glover and maintained that for a year. We then moved to the Liquid Lounge on Mondays and maintained that for a year.

Touch One Productions continued to build, adding new poets and doing small parties. In 2003, we all migrated to the NODA area and began doing poetry with our band at The Brick Top Lounge. With the help of Cantrell Miller, we moved across the street to the Wine Up in December 2003 and began Touch One Thursdays. Cantrell helped get the company started in 2005 and we have been going strong ever since.

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Acknowledgements   Shared the stage with...

Jaycee served as a consultant for the "My South Speaks" campaign, which was filmed at the McGlohin Theater at Spirit Square. This episode was aired on Turner South broadcasting in 2005.

Extreme Home Makeover extended an invitation for Jaycee to host a fundraiser at Symphony Park, in South Park, to raise money for the King Family in July 2008.

In 2008, Jaycee began going into the high schools doing poetry programs with elementary, middle and high school students.

Jaycee has been featured in:

  • The Charlotte Observer
  • The Charlotte Post
  • Creative Loafing
  • Sotac Magazine
  • The Charlotte Magazine
  • Play Magazine
  • Center City Living Magazine
  • SEEN Uptown
  • WGIV Artist Focus
  • WCNC News Black History Month Community Spotlight
  • Rapheal Saddiq
  • Eric Robeson
  • Kindred Family Soul
  • Chrisette Michelle
  • Raheem Devaughn
  • Wayna
  • Brand Nubian
  • Rakim
  • EPMD
  • Little Brother
  • Julia Dexter
  • PJ Morton
  • Carmen Rodgers
  • Anthony David
  • Leela James
  • Jaquar Right
  • Carl Thomas
  • Dwele
  • Geno Young
  • Gordan Chambers
  • Russell Taylor
  • Rhonda Thomas
  • Floetry
  • DMX
  • John Legend
  • Rudy Currence
  • Lorenze Tate
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Yazarah
  • Eddie Griffin
  • Robert Glasper
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Floetry's Natalie Stewart

Jaycee Cowan was born in Ft. Polk Louisiana and raised partially in Fayetteville NC. His father, originating from New Orleans, was military so the family traveled extensively and Jaycee spent most of his teen years in Europe. Ultimately, the family settled in in Columbia, SC.
Jaycee Cowan

After high school, Jaycee enlisted in the U.S. Army, and did several tours overseas earning the status of a "Veteran of Foreign War". Desert Storm was his first tour of duty in conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1993.

In 2000, Jaycee moved to Charlotte, N.C. with the ambition of working for himself. He enrolled in "Just for You" Barber College and graduated in 2001.

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"My mission in Charlotte is to bring the promoters, artists, and club owners together to form an unbreakable unit in entertainment."

Wine Up

3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205 • (704) 372-2633

Poetry at Wine Up
Touch One Tuesdays
Open Mic Poetry

$10 General Admission
Sign up from 9 - 10:30pm
Doors open at 9pm
Touch One Thursdays
Featured Poets & Live Band

$10 General Admission
$15 Feature Admission
Drink specials!
Doors open at 9pm
Party 'til 2am!

The Wine Up has been home to poets for over six years, bringing together Charlotte's most entertaining and talented artists! This has become our place to hone our skills at whatever it is that we artists do.Microphone Touch One Productions is at the Wine Up every Tuesday and Thursday, bringing you open mic and featured shows. Come join our movement to change entertainment in the QC!

Featured poets and live band every Thursday!

Wine Up is located in the heart of the Noda Arts District. This is Charlotte's only consistent poetry spot and home to the hottest local artists in the Queen City. The venue is also available for private party rentals. Check it out online at

Touch One Allies

These organizations are truly engaged with and dedicated to Touch One and the Charlotte community.

MazeConcrete Generation BluzSlam Charlotte QYou Are Now On Q MatchboxMatchbox Entertainment
"We are the voice of our generation, the heartbeat of the restless with tears from eyes that dare to tell tales once forgotten. We are Concrete ! " Slam Charlotte is a nationally recognized poetry slam located in Charlotte, NC. SlamCharlotte (formerly Queen City Soul Slam) was born under the vision and direction of Terry Creech. You Are Now On Q produces classic, contemporary, and original performance works that reflect the minority experience, especially that of the African American. "We are a branding company that is currently developing artists, producers, and writers. We are in the process of recruiting some of the best talent across the country."
Touch One Events and Events

Every Thursday

Every Sunday
30 So Sexy Saturday    

Hosted by Ms. Coretta Livingston of QCInfoBroker and Jaycee
Music Provided by Crazy T

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Grand Central Ballroom ::  1000 Central Ave., Charlotte NC 28204
704.649.4247 or 704.953.4041 for more info
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Brought to you by...
            2 G's Ent and 305 Ent

Touch One Thursdays!!!
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Enjoy Live Music, Live Poetry, & DJ  ::  Hosted by Jaycee
Music by DJ Double A
***** $10 Cover  at the Door *****

Each and Every Thursday
The Wine Up  ::  3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC  ::  704-340-6016
Doors open at 9:00 pm  ::  Show Starts at 10:00 pm

Brought to you by...
            Touch One Productions

Rhythm and Poetry!!!   See the flyer »

Enjoy Live Music with Poetry with Touch One Productions
Kitchen open all night :: Drink Specials :: Free Parking
***** $10 Cover  at the Door *****

Each and Every Sunday
Dream Night Club
11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC :: Off I-485  ::  704-275-1647
Doors open at 7:00 pm  - 12am


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     1638 Academy St.
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