James “Jazzy” Jordan — the record industry mogul for both R&B and Gospel made a surprise visit to “THE WINSTON CHANEY MORNING SHOW.”
During his visit, we talked about his days as a Record Industry Mogul and Insider, a Successful Songwriter, a Lecturer, and now an Author.
Here is his life story:
James “Jazzy” Jordan is an American record executive, songwriter, composer, John Maxwell speaker, coach and trainer and record producer who was instrumental in the careers of varied musical acts including DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Kool Moe Dee, Salt N’ Pepa, PM Dawn, Will Downing, Joe, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, and Kirk Franklin. He served as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Manager (GM) of Verity Gospel Music Group (VGMG), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, INC. Currently President of Seven49Group.
Mr. Jordan was listed as one of The Bosses of The Decade by Jet Magazine alone with the likes of Berry Gordy, Cathy Hughes, Bob Johnson, Quincy Jones and others. This list of trailblazing entertainment power players have made history and billions in the entertainment industry. Having amassed over 2 billion dollars in record sales cumulatively over the course of his stellar career; maximizing the operating performance of organizations and helping them to achieve their financial goals is his strong suit. He was also honored as “An American Icon” by Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee at the U.S. House of Representatives for his contribution and service to the music industry. In other ventures, Jordan is one of only two African Americans to have ownership of a car entrant into the prestigious Indianapolis “INDY 500” race.