James “Jazzy” Jordan
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.
From working in a record store, holding a job as a DJ in his hometown, to the upper echelons of the Music, Film and Entertainment industries, James “Jazzy” Jordan’s outstanding career spans over 30 years. He is an Entertainment Business mogul that has collaborated with many of America’s top music recording artist and groups. Will Smith, R. Kelly, Marvin Sapp, John P. Kee, Joe, Will Downing, Salt n Pepa, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond and Donnie Mc Clurkin to name a few. Collecting more gold and platinum records than can be displayed on walls in his home. Jordan has worked in a variety of capacities within the music and entertainment industry. From marketing, promotions, radio broadcasting and retail to record executive, songwriter, composer and record producer. These experiences give him a 360-degree view of the music business. “Jazzy”, has earned much respect among his colleagues and music enthusiast alike. Most notably, for the outstanding management skills, demonstration of leadership, fiscal managing and problem solving strategies that transformed Verity Gospel Music Group while under his leadership. Jordan served over 17 years as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Manager (GM) of Verity Gospel Music Group (VGMG), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, INC.
Now Jordan adds to his impressive list of accolades author, business consultant and motivational speaking. He has complied his memoirs in the highly anticipated book “Dream Chaser” due to be released summer 2016. Jordan is on a mission to share with aspiring entrepreneurs, students of all ages, young talented artists, business executives, entertainment novices and professionals alike the the skills, perseverance, passion and motivation required to be a success not only in business but also in life.
To date Jordan has been working on the following entertainment projects;
2013 - Executive Producers for the Film: “Your Husband Is Cheating On Us” - Starring JD Lawrence.
2014 - President of Seven49Group
Executive and producers for the TV pilot “Latina’s Of Hollywood”
Dream Chaser - Personal Memoirs- Life and Times of Jazzy Jordan
Unforgettable “That What You Are”- New Book on dating in this millenial
Seven49group Management: Artist Roster
Erin Stevenson Recording Artist - currently touring with Janet Jackson /Executive produced: Erin Stevenson EP Hot Dam
Carrie V - Hollywood Make up Artist- National Flawless Tour
Annetta and Tiana McKelvy- Songwriters
Jordan - Pop Recording Artist
Solomon Hicks- Jazz and Blues prodigy- currently touring in Japan
Trotter and Blount- Songwriters, producers and Recording Artist- Smash New Album set to release spring 2016
- Awards/Accolades ¥ 1995: Jordan takes John P. Kee to the Top of Billboard Charts ¥ 1996: Verity Records Tops Billboard Charts ¥ 1997: Verity Records Tops Billboard Charts ¥ 1998: Verity Records Tops Billboard Charts ¥ 1999: Verity Records Holds Slots with 4 Top Gospel Albums ¥ 2000: Verity Records Tops Billboard Charts ¥ 2001: Verity Holds Billboard's #1 Spot] ¥ 2002: Billboard Spotlights Verity Records as Most Successful Label ¥ 2003: Records Retains Hold on Billboards ¥ 2004: Verity Gospel Dominates Billboard Charts with 5 Slots ¥ 2005: Verity Gospel Tops Billboard with Four Slots ¥ 2006: Jordan Racing Group Place 12th in Indianapolis 500 ¥ 2007: Jordan Entertainment Group Artist Rev. Timothy Right Tops Billboard Charts ¥ 2008: Verity Gospel Music Group Takes Home 13 Stellar Gospel Music Awards ¥ 2009: Verity Gospel Music Group Breaks Music History ¥ 2010: Verity Gospel Music Group Tops Billboard Charts ¥ 2011: Jordan leads Verity Gospel Music Group to the Top of the Billboard Charts Discography ¥ 2006: Together Again - Rev. Robert Lowe - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: Changed - Tony Terry - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: My Purpose - Derrick Horne - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: In Awe of You - Izzy - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: New Place - Darien Dennis and Living Worship - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: Full Circle - Kim Jordan - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: I Exalt Thee - Phil Driscoll - Executive Producer ¥ 2006: One Thing That I Desire - Kingdom Voices - Executive Producer ¥ 2007: Angela Spivey Live with the Voices of Victory - Angela Spivey – Executive ¥ 2007: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus - Rev. Timothy Wright - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Family Prayer - The Murrills - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Take It Back - Dorinda Clark-Cole - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Fight of My Life - Kirk Franklin - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Live in Miami - VIP Mass Choir Featuring John P. Kee - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Revealed - Deitrick Haddon - Audio Production, Executive Producer ¥ 2008: And There Was Christmas - Various Artists - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Total Attention - 21:03 - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Just the Beginning - Kurt Carr - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Souled Out - Pastor Hezekiah Walker - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Crystal Aikin - Crystal Aikin - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: We All Are One (Live in Detroit) - Donnie McClurkin - Executive Producer ¥ 2008: Witness Protection - Dave Hollister - Executive Producer ¥ 2009: Shari Addison - Shari Addison - Executive Producer ¥ 2009: Law of Confession - Donald Lawrence - Executive Producer ¥ 2009: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Ben Tankard - Executive Producer ¥ 2009: Love Unstoppable - Fred Hammond - Executive Producer ¥ 2010: Gotta Have Gospel!] Ultimate Choirs - Various Artists - Executive Producer ¥ 2010: Here I Am - Marvin Sapp - Executive Producer ¥ 2010: My Life's Lyric - DeWayne Woods - Executive Producer ¥ 2011: True Praises - Sunday Morning - Joscelyn Brown - Composer ¥ 2011: Legacy Project - John P. Kee - Executive Producer ¥ 2011: Church on the Moon - Deitrick Haddon - Executive Producer ¥ 2011: Hello Fear - Kirk Franklin - Executive Producer ¥ 2011: Promises - Richard Smallwood - Executive Producer Filmography ¥ 2007: Byron Cage: Live at the Apollo - The Proclamation - Executive Producer ¥ 2009: Byron Cage: Faithful to Believe - Executive Producer ¥ 2010: Gotta Have Gospel! Ultimate Choirs - Executive Producer ¥ 2010: Marvin Sapp: Here I Am - Executive Producer Soundtracks During his tenure serving at various labels, Jordan played a major role in marketing the soundtracks of blockbuster films such as: ¥ 1988: I'm Going To Get You Sucker ¥ 1994: Low Down Dirty Shame ¥ 1997: Booty Call ¥ 1997: Dangerous Ground ¥ 1998: The Prince of Egypt ¥ 1999: The Wood ¥ 1999: The Best Man ¥ 2001: Kingdom Come ¥ 2003: Big Mama's House ¥ 2005: The Gospel