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Meet the man who is much more than a sidekick (Created 9/27/13)
You may know him as the sidekick and longtime partner of the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), but Jeffrey Allen Townes – aka DJ Jazzy Jeff -- is a superstar in his own right.
When you see musicians start to accumulate labels, you start to wonder how many of those credits they've actually earned. But for Townes, who is a hip hip, R&B disc jockey, record producer, turntablist and actor, he's the real deal through and through. Born and raised on the streets of Philadelphia, he rose to fame as one half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince along with Smith. And when TV came calling, the duo branched out with the sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," in which Jazzy Jeff played a recurring character named Jazz, Smith's best friend on the show.
As a duo, Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith had a number of gold and platinum albums and singles to their credit. They also won the first rap Grammy Award ever presented in 1989, but eventually split as music partners. That move allowed Townes to become a prominent record producer, starting the A Touch of Jazz production company in Philadelphia. On the side, he has continued to work together with Smith on various projects, including music videos and live performances.
Jazzy Jeff's noted releases include "The Return of the Magnificent" in 2007, and a mixtape in 2009 called "He's the King…I'm the DJ," in honor of the late Michael Jackson. Since 2011, Jazzy Jeff has worked alongside rapper Mac Miller on on "92 Til Infinity."
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date city state venue 04/24/2015 Bristol Bunker 04/23/2015 Glasgow Scottish Borders Sub Club 03/20/2015 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater 03/20/2015 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater
DJ Jazzy Jeff Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/24/2014 London London Plan B 10/18/2014 Amsterdam Melkweg Sugar Factory 10/15/2014 York Nyk Fibbers 09/20/2014 Denver CO Beta Nightclub 08/03/2014 Chicago IL Studio Paris 07/26/2014 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 07/05/2014 New Orleans LA The Buffet At Harrah'S New Orleans 06/21/2014 Las Vegas NV Body English 06/20/2014 Chicago IL Arie Crown Theater 06/14/2014 Winnipeg MB Union Sound Hall 05/30/2014 San Francisco CA Mighty 05/24/2014 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 05/09/2014 Bielefeld Stereo 05/09/2014 Minehead Som Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead 05/02/2014 Dublin D The Twisted Pepper 04/26/2014 Paris Djoon 04/18/2014 London London Scala
DJ Jazzy Jeff Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/06/2013 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 10/06/2013 London London Plan B 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 05/11/2013 Toronto ON Cinema 05/09/2013 Ottawa ON Ritual Nightclub 04/23/2013 Manchester Man The Ritz 04/13/2013 London London Scala 03/23/2013 Miami Beach FL Delano Beach Club 03/23/2013 Miami FL Delano Beach Club
DJ Jazzy Jeff Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/11/2012 Calgary AB Cowboys Bar & Nightclub 10/15/2012 London London Jazz Cafe 10/13/2012 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 09/21/2012 Gulf Breeze FL Pensacola Beach 08/11/2012 Robinsonville MS Harrahs Casino Tunica Event Center 07/03/2012 Philadelphia PA Voyeur Nightclub