Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico's Best Bet, welcomes legendary DJ and producer DJ Jazzy Jeff to The Stage on Saturday, Oct. 7. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Largely learning the art of spinning records in the basement of his parents' West Philadelphia home, DJ Jazzy Jeff made a name for himself in the neighborhood party scene by the age of 10. Over the next few years, he proved himself a master turntablist with an innovative approach to music production and a highly versatile sense of musicality. DJ Jazzy Jeff teamed up with Will Smith in the mid-'80s, forming the powerhouse duo "DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince." Together, the duo won the inaugural Grammy for "Best Rap Performance" for "Parents Just Don't Understand" in 1989 and a second Grammy in 1992 for "Summertime," which also peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Although DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith have continued to collaborate, DJ Jazzy Jeff has also become a trendsetting R&B, soul and neo soul producer. He established his own production company, A Touch of Jazz, and has worked with music artists including Eric Roberson, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Eminem, The Roots, Jewel, Darius Rucker, Talib Kweli, Rhymefest and many others. In addition to continuing to tour the globe, DJ Jazzy Jeff also documents his adventures both on and off the stage through the popular web series "Vinyl Destination."
Tickets to DJ Jazzy Jeff's performance at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.thestageatthestar.com. Private VIP sections with bottle service are also available. Call (505) 771-5353 for more information about VIP services or to book a private VIP section.
Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, please call (505) 771-5680.
About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.