After starting to DJ at the tender age of 12 years old, Jevon Jackson became a firm believer and proponent of “the art of the DJ”. With his professional career starting in 1990, he soon got his first residency at the now legendary Red Dog nightclub. His career soon sky-rocketed with subsequent residencies at several well-known Chicago clubs such as Shelter, Voyeur, Smart Bar, Crobar, Zentra, Betty’s Blue Star Lounge, Liquid Kitty, Le Passage, Super Lounge as well as stints at Mad Bar and Harry’s Velvet Room which coupled his DJ skills with the added responsibilities of talent buyer and manager; and that’s only in Chicago. Mr. Jackson has also held residencies in St. Louis at Velvet and Viva; in Milwaukee at Mars Hotel and Matisse; in the D.C. area at Red, Pangaea, and Paradox; in New York at the Mondavi Wine Bar; in San Francisco at 111 Minna; and in Paris, France at Le Bus Palladium, La Scène, La Câge Aux Folles, and La Queen.
Jevon’s love for music has also taken his career outside the world of the traditional club environment. Jevon Jackson has also played nearly 400 Raves from Nebraska to Ohio in front of crowds that numbered in thousands, served as the label head for Slang Music Group/King Street Sounds and appeared on the classic Slang Recordings track “House Music” with fellow veterans Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Felix da Housecat, and Vince Lawrence, as well as produced several unreleased remixes for Poi Dog Pondering. Currently Jevon has monthly residencies in Chicago at Rodan, Crocodile Lounge, as well as SmartBar.
TWITTER INTERVIEW 10.09.13
Apart Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ?
Jevon the pioneers Frankie, Ron, and Farley were my first dj influences, even though I’d started djing before I heard then
Apart What are your top favorite 3 clubs (or cities) that you have performed at?
Jevon La Queen (Paris France) Shelter (Chicago, Ill) Red Dog (Chicago Ill) Matisse (Milwaukee Wi) Mars Hôtel (Milwaukee Ill)
Apart When your not listening to electronic music, what do you like to listen to?
Jevon I am a music lover, a lot of Jazz, Rock(heavy, hard, punk, and southern) hip-hop reggae and classical are my favorites