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DJ Jazzy Jeff gigs at MACS’s Bar

Posted on - 13th October, 2013 - 11:56am | Author - | Posted in - Nightlife, Preston City Centre

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Hot on the heels of the double visit to Preston by rap star and TV chef Coolio comes actor and hip hop legend DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Jeffrey Allen Townes, better known as DJ Jazzy Jeff will make a special stopover at MACs Bar in Preston on Monday 14th October as part of his latest European tour.

The date in Preston will be the last of his English gigs before jetting off to Romania, Germany and Russia.

Born in Philadelphia in the US he is probably best known for his work with Hollywood icon Will Smith as DJ Jazz Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Who can forget the hit “Summertime”. Townes even had a part in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air staring a young Will Smith as a character called Jazz.

Townes appearance with Will and Jaden Smith with Alfonso Ribeiro on the Graham Norton show back in May caused a viral sensation with over 18 million views on YouTube.

The inventive scratcher, who is said to have played a major role in making rap music accessible to audiences, started spinning records at the age of 10 (in his parents basement). His considerable turntable talents have helped him achieve many awards such as a DMC Championship and quite a few GRAMMY Music Awards He is also a record producer and is working with Mac Miller, a Pittsburgh-rapper on Til Infinity.

See Dj Jazzy Jeff performs live at MACs Bar on the 14th of October 2013.

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