James “Jazzy” Jordan
The health Enthusiast & Music Industry Expert
Veganism is my way of life, and I have tried almost everything a plant-based diet has to offer. In 1990, I started out as a vegetarian with little knowledge about the lifestyle. At that time, there were not very many vegetarian restaurants and no vegan or raw food restaurants at all, so it was a journey. But, when I decide to do something, I stay with it. Sometimes when I was traveling and there was nothing super healthy to eat, I would go to Burger King and get a Whopper® without the meat patty to have something to keep me going.
I have traveled the world to learn about a plant-base lifestyle and the benefits. I have owned every gadget: juicers, blenders, dehydrators, food processors . . . you name it, I have it, so I can tell you which is best and the ones to leave in the store.
I am a John Maxwell certified coach, a teacher, speaker, and bestselling author. I offer workshops, seminars, keynotes, and coaching to aid your personal and professional growth. As a passionate entrepreneur and business consultant, I equip my clients with the tools necessary to achieve their desired results.
I am no stranger to creating success. From marketing, promotions, radio broadcasting, and retail, to record executive, songwriter, composer and record producer, I was listed as one of the “Bosses of The Decade” by Jet magazine along with the likes of Berry Gordy, Cathy Hughes, Bob Johnson, Quincy Jones and others. This list of trailblazing entertainment power players has made history and billions of dollars in the entertainment industry. Personally, I have amassed over 2 billion dollars in record sales cumulatively over the course of my career. Maximizing the operating performance of organizations and helping them to achieve their financial goals is my strong suit.
I was also honored as “An American Icon” by Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee at the U.S. House of Representatives for my service to the music industry. In other ventures, I am one of only two African Americans to have ownership of a car entrant into the prestigious Indianapolis 500 race.
I went from working in a record store to being the program and music director and afternoon announcer in my hometown radio station, to Executive Vice President at Jive and Verity Records. Taking it all the way to the upper echelons of the music, film, and entertainment industries, my distinguished career spans over 30 years. I am an entertainment business professional who has collaborated with many of America’s top entertainers. I have worked with Will Smith, R. Kelly, Marvin Sapp, John P. Kee, Joe, Will Downing, Salt n Pepa, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, and Donnie McClurkin to name a few. I have collected more gold and platinum records than can be displayed on walls of my home.