Hip Hop Booking – DJ Booking: DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff or simply “Jazz,” is an American hip hop, R&B record producer, turntablist and actor. He is best known for his early career with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. DJ Jazzy Jeff graduated from John Bartram High School in Philadelphia where he is enshrined in the school’s “Wall of Fame”.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is not to be confused with Jeffrey Myree from the earlier hip hop group Funky Four Plus One, which in fact filed and won a lawsuit over the name Jazzy Jeff against Jeff Townes and Jive records when they signed DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

DJ “Jazzy Jeff” Townes was born in West Philadelphia and produceded a love of music at a very early age. Jeff was merely 10 years old when he started turning records at celebrations utilizing his household’s basement as a training ground for his specialist combining. Considering that 1985, DJ Jazzy Jeff has wowed us with his remarkable turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility. From the success of “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince” with companion Will Smith, to the essential praise of his manufacturing business “A Touch of Jazz”, Jeff confirmed time and time again that he would always be a force to be considered. And he proceeds to stand for with his solo projects, cooperations, mixtapes and live shows. His passion of music sparkles with in everything he does. Over the program of his profession, DJ Jazzy Jeff has accomplished numerous accomplishments consisting of a DMC Championship and a number of GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. Yet he is a modest man which is still doing it as his 2002 hit shared: “For Da Love of Da Game.”.

Discography

Solo work as DJ Jazzy Jeff

Unreleased album from Sony Records (1998)

One cut in Battle of DJs

The Magnificent (2002)

Soulheaven Presents Jazzy Jeff in the House (2004)

The Soul Mixtape Groovin’ Records USA (2005)

Hip-Hop Forever II Rapster Records (2004)

Hip-Hop Forever III BBE Records (2006)

The Return of The Magnificent EP (2007)

The Return of the Magnificent (2007)#55 US (Gold)

The Return of Hip Hop EP (2007)

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Rock the House (1986) #83 US (Gold)

He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper (1988) #4 US (3x Platinum)

And in This Corner… (1989) #39 US (Gold)

Homebase (1991) #12 US (Platinum)

Code Red (1993) #64 US (Gold)

Greatest Hits (1998) #144 US, #20 UK

Before The Willennium (1999)

The Very Best of D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (2006)

Miscellaneous

1991 – Deep, Deep, Trouble with Bart Simpson; and the remixes from The Simpsons Sing the Blues

1997 – Jazzy Jeff’s Theme; from the album Nuyorican Soul

1998 – “When To Stand Up” featuring Eminem

1998 – I Don’t Know by Slum Village (scratches); from the album Fantastic, Vol. 2

1999 – The Next Movement by The Roots (scratches); from the album Things Fall Apart

2004 – Mirrorball (DJ Jazzy Jeff Full Sole Remix) by Everything But The Girl; from Adapt or Die: 10 Years of Remixes

2005 – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) by the Temptations; from Motown Remixed.

2005 – Lost & Found by Will Smith; produced intro song Here He Comes and several DJ scratches on several tracks

2005 – Watch Me by Little Brother (scratches); from the album The Minstrel Show

2006 – Feel It (Jazzy Jeff Soulful Remix) by the Black Eyed Peas; from Renegotiations: The Remixes

2006 – Night in Tunisia (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix) by Duke Jordan

2007 – NY Weather Report by Talib Kweli (scratches); from the album Eardrum

2008 – Get Busy by The Roots (scratches); from the album Rising Down

2008 – Bring It Back by Rhymefest (producer); from the album El Che

2009 – Prince in Training by MaC Renegade Hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff

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