While there have been many attempts to combine together jazz with hip-hop or rap, DJ Logic has been the first turntablist to be very active in jazz settings. Born Jason Kibler, he grew up in the Bronx. Attracted initially to hip-hop as a youth, leading to him taking up the turntables, DJ Logic has also long been interested in jazz and funk music, striving to keep the essence of the vintage style in his creations. Active since the 1980s, he joined the rock band Eye & I, performed with Living Colour and Body Count, and made his way into jazz by collaborating with Don Byron, Graham Haynes and Vernon Reid. In 1996 for a time he joined Medeski, Martin & Wood as an unofficial fourth member.
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