When was DJ Jazzy Jeff born? DJ Jazzy Jeff was born on January 22, 1965.
DJ Jazzy Jeff was born Jeffrey Allen Townes in Philadelphia, PA, in 1965. He met Will Smith The first rap Grammy went to none other than Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The two-time Grammy-winning producer was a regular on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Jazz, Will’s best friend. After parting ways, Jeff went on to found A Touch of Jazz as a producer in his native Philly.
He is credited with inventing the transformer scratch, where a DJ moves the crossfader while scratching to achieve the sound like the children’s cartoon Transformers would make when the robots would transform. He’s since worked with the likes of Eminem, Method Man, Floetry, and others.