DJ Jazzy Jeff

15Utah presents

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Friday, March 10, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

$15.00 - $30.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

DJ Jazzy Jeff
DJ Jazzy Jeff
DJ Jazzy Jeff was born in West Philadelphia and developed a love of music at an early age. Jeff was just 10 years old when he started spinning records at parties using his family's basement as a training ground for his expert mixing. Since 1985, DJ Jazzy Jeff has wowed us with his flawless turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility.

From the success of "DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince" with partner Will Smith, to the critical acclaim of his production company "A Touch of Jazz", Jeff proved time and time again that he would always be a force to be reckoned with. And he continues to represent with his solo projects, collaborations, mixtapes and live shows. His love of music shines through in everything he does.

Most recently, DJ Jazzy Jeff has been busy traveling the globe. With each set, he takes fan on a musical journey. Jeff satisfies his passion for sharing good music with two annual European tours, regular tours of Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, and shows across the US throughout the year. And he chronicles all of his travels in the increasingly popular Vinyl Destination, a web series that documents DJ Jazzy Jeff's experiences on and off stage.

Though DJ Jazzy Jeff is busy playing good music all over the world, he hasn't stopped producing great music. He is currently working with Philadelphia newcomer, Dayne Jordan. The duo recently completed a project entitled Memoirs of Dayne Jordan, to be released in Spring 2015, In the meantime, the pair has released a number of singles and videos including Room Test, All About the Art, I Want it All, Einstein (prod. by DJ Ferno) and Play Dat.

Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: "For Da Love of Da Game."
Stro Elliot
Stro Elliot
"The most insane & creative turntablist I have ever worked with." - Mark Ronson

Teeko is a master turntablist, composer, producer, and cofounder of 4onefunk, ground breaking turn-table funk bands The Dollar Bin Quintet, 4onePhonics, Mugpush and F.A.M.E. (Fresh Analog Music Experience) and Starship Connection with B.Bravo.

After receiving recognition and championship awards in worldwide DJ competitions (including DMC, ITF and Guitar Center Championships), he toured from coast to coast and collaborated with some of jazz's finest musicians: members of the Charlie Hunter Quartet and John Scofield Trio. Following an energetic performance in a San Francisco jazz club, audience member and legendary saxophonist Ravi Coltrane requested an encore performance. Teeko's performances are frequently met with such requests as his style is often described as truly original and refreshing, receiving high respects from the best in Hip-Hop, Jazz and everything in between. Teeko exhibits his mastery of turntable production in his debut album, "My SoundStation," (2006) which exposes his eclectic musical style and creativity as a composer. The widely anticipated album ranked number one on several of the College Music Journal's Top 10 lists for months after its release in fall 2006. He was recognized soon after the album's debut for his excellence in production with the Milestones Innovative Producer's Award given by the world-renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has most recently displayed his innovation and creativity as a collaborator on the development of the new Vestax turntable, the Controller One—the first turntable engineered to be a musical instrument.

"Teeko is the funkiest most soulful turntabilist I have ever seen...From the cuts to the records he chooses...I had the opportunity to hang & DJ with him in the Bay Area...
It was definitely my pleasure." - DJ Jazzy Jeff

"He's one of a few people that's doing what I envisioned what the next step in turntable music would be. A true musician on the turntables as well as being a dope DJ. YouTube him and see what I'm talking about." - DJ Shortkut

Recognized by the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival, he and 4onefunk were invited to take the stage for the summer 2008 festival, being the first turntable group ever invited. This pioneering experience pushes his production level to new heights. In 2010 raising the bar once more with his 2nd solo album "Light Up The Darkness", where he introduces some amazing collaborations all within a finely tuned concept. He has also recently received the honor of being invited to be a featured artist on Grammy Award winning producer Mark Ronson's next album, after being discovered by Ronson on YouTube and shortly after had the great honor of recording with D'angelo on his widely anticipated "come back" album.

In recent years, he has teamed up with acclaimed fellow bay area producer B.Bravo to form the modern bass/funk outfit, Starship Connection. Hitting festivals across the country bringing a new elements of live performance in the electronic music scene. His recent culmination of skills on synths, turntables and production have taken his live sets to new heights including several exciting collaborations. All in all, the man is at one with his art, no matter what his device his sound continues to take exciting new shapes while effortlessly blowing minds and breaking necks.

"Somebody I hope the world recognizes in the near future is Teeko." - DJ Shortkut (Invisible Skratch Piklz / World Famous Beat Junkies)

"Teeko is one the most talented musicians within the new wave of Funk today. He's groundbreaking & his production style is on point." - Dam-Funk (Stones Throw Recording Artist)
Venue Information:
The Great Northern
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103