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A Touch of Jazz

In 1990 Jazzy Jeff Townes formed a production company, called A Touch of Jazz.  Jeff wanted to tap into all that unsigned talent in Philly.  He used the money from the JJFP records and Fresh Prince of Bel Air to set things up and buy music equipment.  While enlisting some very talented producers from the area such as James Poyser, and Vikter Duplaix.

A number of producers and artists worked at A Touch of Jazz while Jeff ran the studio. Between 1996 to 2000 a stable of 6 producers worked there consistently. Andre Harris, Carvin Haggins, Vidal Davis, Ivan Barias, Keith Pelzer and Darren Henson were responsible for platinum albums such as Jill Scott's "Who is Jill Scott," Musiq Soulchild's "Aijuswanaseing" and Will Smith's "Willennium." Since leaving A Touch of Jazz these producers went on to become some of the biggest producers in R&B and Soul. Andre & Vidal went on to working with platinum selling artists such as Ne-Yo and Chris Brown.

During 2000-2003 a new group of artists and producers began working at A Touch of Jazz. These included,

Kev Brown, Kenwood, Cy Young, Raheem, Paul Yamz, V, Tanzania, Pete Kuzma, Ant Bell & P Smoovah. Many of these worked on Jazzy Jeffs 2002 album, The Magnificent. Kev Brown & The Low Budget crew then went on to success in the hip hop underground during the late 2000s.

A Touch of Jazz established itself as one of the premiere production houses in the world. Any music coming out of A Touch of Jazz was known for its quality. Many of the artists who worked at the Philly studio blazed charts in the music industry.

When ATOJ was most successful after Jill Scott's multi-platinum record sales it was actually the most stressful time for Jazzy Jeff. Record labels began contacting A Touch of Jazz and demanding the same sound for their artists. Floetry was signed to A Touch of Jazz and Dreamworks but that deal eventually fell through. They did release a very successful album though. Eventually Jazzy Jeff closed down the studios in Philly as he began to tour more and more throughout the world. He now does his production from the studio he built in his house. He still works with some of those producers who worked at A Touch of Jazz including James Poyser and Demien.

Production Credits

Discover all the music that has been touched by Jazz in this complete discography below:

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Greatest Hits
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990)
Produced by J. Townes and C. King for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Simpsons Sing The Blues (1990)
Bart Simpson "Deep Deep Trouble"
Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Homebase (1991)

I'm all that
This boy is smooth
Trapped on the dance floor
Who stole the D.J.
You saw my blinker
Dumb dancin'
Produced by J. Townes for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Caught in the middle
Produced by J. Townes and C. King for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Things that you do
Produced by J. Townes and C. King for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Summertime (Reprise)
Remixed by J. Townes and C. King for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime (1991)
DJ Jazzy Jeffs mix
Remixed by J. Townes and C. King for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Ring my bell (1991)
DJ Jazzy Jeff's Street Mix
Remixed by J. Townes and C. King for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - The things that u do (1991)
Totally bumpin vocal
Vic's Drum Interlude
Remixed by the Master Vic for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Boyz in the Hood Soundtrack (1991)
Monie love - Work it Out
Produced by: Jeff Townes and Craig King for A Touch Of Jazz Inc.

2 Too Many - Wheres the Party (1992)
Jazzys Smut Mix
Remixed by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Inc.


Mighty Quinn  - The Mighty Quinn (1992) 
                         - I Want It All
                         - She's Got It Going On
Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Badd Boyz of The Industry  - Intro (1993)
Produced by Victor Emanuel Cooke for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Badd Boyz of The Industry - B.B.O.T.I. (1993)  
Badd Boyz of The Industry "Nasty"   (1993)  
Badd Boyz of The Industry "Da Choice Is Yours" (1993)
Produced by Jeff Townes for  Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Dana Barros "Check It (Jazzy Jeff's West Philly Mix) (1993)
Remixed by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Code Red (1993)

Twinkle Twinkle
Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Inc.
I wanna rock
Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Inc.
Boom! Shake the Room Street Remix
Remixed by DJ Jazz, Victor Emmanuel Cooke and Jazzy Jeff for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Boom! Shake the Room (1993)
Street Remix
Remixed by DJ Jazz, Victor Emmanuel Cooke and Jazzy Jeff for A Touch of Jazz Inc.
From da south
Produced by Jazzy Jeff & Victor Emmanuel Cooke for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - I'm Looking for the one (1993)
Get Hyped
Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Inc. and Frank McComb

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Twinkle twinkle [I'm not a star] (1993)
I Wanna Rock Radio edit
Produced by Jeff Townes and James Poyser for A Touch of Jazz Inc.
Boom! Shake the Room Block Party Mix
Remixed by Jazzy Jeff for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Made in America Soundtrack (1993)
Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Dance or Die
Produced by Jazzy Jeff & Victor Emmanuel Cooke for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - I wanna rock (1994)
Jazzy Jeff's Vibe Mix
Jazzy Jeff's Vibestramental
Produced by J. Townes and James Poyser for A Touch of Jazz Inc.
Jazzy Jeff's Radio edit
Produced by Jazzy Jeff for A Touch of Jazz Inc.

Funkdoobiest - Dedicate (1995)
Jazzy Jeff Mix Remixed by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Kenny Lattimore never too busy single (1996)
Quiet storm mix Remixed by Curtis Dowd for A Touch of Jazz
Bonus guitar mix Remixed by Curtis Dowd for A Touch of Jazz

Will Smith - Big Willie Style (1997)

Don't Say Nothin' - Produced by Jeff Townes and Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz Productions Co-Produced by Ryan Toby
I Loved You Produced by Jeff Townes, Keith Pelzer and Valvin Roane for A Touch of Jazz Productions Co-produced by Ryan Toby
It's All Good - Produced by Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Productions

Love Jones the Music - (1997)
Kenny Lattimore: Cant get enough - produced by a touch of jazz (carvin haggins)

Kenny Lattimore - From the Soul of Man (1998)

Days Like This - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz
Trial Seperation -
Just Cant Get Over You -
I Love You More Than You'll ever Know - Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz
Destiny - Produced by Vidal Davis & Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz
Tomorrow - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz
Heaven And Earth - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz
Well Done - Produce by Vidal Davis & Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz

Tatyana Ali - Kiss the Sky (1998)

He Loves Me - Produced by Keith Pelzer & Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Marvin is 60: the tribute album (1999)

Kenny Lattimore: Just to Keep her satisfied - Produced by Jeff Townes and Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Various Artists: Everybody Dance! Remixed Dance Classics (1999)

Chic - Good Times (A Touch Of Jazz Mix)
Additional Production & Remix by Jeff Townes, Darren Henson & Keith Pelzer for A Touch Of Jazz Productions * Rap by Ivan Barias for A Touch Of Jazz Productions

Wild Wild West Soundtrack (1999)

Common ftg Jill Scott: 8 minutes to sunrise - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.
Neutral: Chocolate Form - Produced by Carvin Haggins & Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Will Smith - Willennium (1999)

La Fiesta - Produced by Jeff Townes, Keith Pelzer and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions
So Fresh - Produced by Jeff Townes and Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Pump Me Up (Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince) - Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Can You Feel Me? - Produced by Jeff Townes Music and Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Potnas - Produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Interlude - Produced by Jeff Townes and Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions
No More - Produced by Jeff Townes and Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Uuhhh - Produced by Jeff Townes and Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions
The Rain - Produced by Jeff Townes and Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions

Jill Scott - Who is Jill Scott? (2000)

Jilltro - Produced by Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Do You Remember - Produced by Andre Harris & Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Exclusively - Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Getting in the Way - Produced by Vidal David for A Touch of Jazz Productions
A Long Walk - Produced by Andre Harris & Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions
I Think It's Better - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) - Produced by Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz Productions
It's Love - Produced by Keith Pelzer and Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions
The Way - Produced by Andre Harris and Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Honey Molasses - Produced by Carvin Haggins and Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Love Rain - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Slowly Surely - Produced by Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions
One is the Magic # - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Brotha - Produced by Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz Productions
Show Me - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions

Dave Hollister - Chicago '85 the movie (2000)
I don't want to be a hustler - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Lil Kim - Notorious K.I.M. (2000)
No matter what they say - Produced by Darren Henson for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Musiq Soulchild - Aijuswanaseing [I just want to sing] (2000)

Girl Next Door - Produced by Andre Harris and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
You and Me - Produced by Andre Harris and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Love - - Produced by Andre Harris and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Seventeen - Produced by Andre Harris and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Poparatzi - Produced by Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Just Friends (Sunny) - Produced by Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
143 - Produced by Keith Pelzer and Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

City High - City High (2001)

Three Way - - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Sista - - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Exhale - Exhale (2001)
Chillin in your benz - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Still not over you - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
I don't wanna fall in love - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Loved you once - Produced by Andre Harris and Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Down to Earth Soundtrack (2001)
Jill Scott & Eric Roberson: One Time - Produced by Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack (2001)

Love again - Jazz
Produced by Andre Harris & Vidal Davis for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc
Keep it real (tell me) Musiq ftg Redman
Produced by Carvin Haggins & Keith Pelzer for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc

Said enough ftg Jill Scott - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Kenny Lattimore - Weekend (2001)

Lately - Produced by Andre Harris, Vidal Davis & Carvin Haggins for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Michael Jackson - Invincible (2001)

Butterflies - Produced by Michael Jackson and Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc

Planet Asia - pure coke (2001)
Produced by A Touch of Jazz Productions inc.

Experience Jill Scott 826 (2001)
Disc 2

Free prelude
Gotta get up another day ftg 4 hero
One time
Sweet justice
Thickness

High post brotha ftg common
Gimme
Produced by A Touch of Jazz Productions Inc.

The Isley Brothers - Eternal (2001)

You're all I need - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Settle down - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.
Eternal - Produced by Andre Harris for A Touch of Jazz Productions, Inc.

Bilal  - You Are (2001)
Produced by  Vidal Davis and Andre Harris

DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Magnificent (2002)

Da Ntro
For Da Love of Da Game
My Peoples
Love Saviour
We Live In Philly
Produced by Jeff Townes for A Touch of Jazz

Shake It Off
How I Do
Rock Wit U
Travelz
Scram
My Peoples
Know Ur Hood
We Are
Produced by Kev Brown for A Touch of Jazz

Worldwide
Mystery Man
Produced by Kenwood for A Touch of Jazz

In Time
Produced by Pete Kuzma for A Touch of Jazz

Break It Down
Charmed Life
Produced by P Smoovah for A Touch of Jazz

Jazzanova - Soon (2002)

A Touch of Jazz Mix
Remixed by DJ Jazzy Jeff for A Touch of Jazz
P Smoovah Mix
Remixed by P Smoovah for A Touch of Jazz

Floetry - Floetic (2002)

Floetry "Big Ben"  (Keith Pelzer + Darren Henson) 
Floetry "Floetic"  (Darren Henson + Keith Pelzer) 
Floetry "Floetic (Edited Version)"  (Darren + Keith)
Floetry "Ms. Stress"  (Vidal Davis) 
Floetry "Sunshine"  (Andre Harris) 
Floetry "Getting Late"  (Vidal Davis) 
Floetry "Fun"  (Darren Henson + Keith Pelzer) 
Floetry "Mr. Messed Up"  (Vidal Davis) 
Floetry "Say Yes"  (Andre Harris) 
Floetry "Hello"  (Vidal Davis + Andre Harris) 
Floetry "Headache"  (Ivan Barias) 
Floetry "Hey You"  (Andre Harris) 
Floetry "If I Was A Bird"  (Keith Pelzer) 
Floetry "Opera"  (Ivan Barias) 
Floetry "Subliminal"  (Keith Pelzer + Darren Henson)
Floetry "Butterflies"  (Andre Harris) 
For A Touch of Jazz

Glenn Lewis - World Outside My Window (2002)

Beautiful Eyes
Don't You Forget It
Something To See
Lonely
This Love
One More Day
Is It True
Never Too Late
Take Me
Sorry
Take You High
It's Not Fair
Your Song (For You)
Produced by Andre Harris and Vidal Davis 

Jewel - 0304 (2003)
Fragile Heart
Produced by Anthony Bell for A Touch of Jazz

Dwele - Subject (2003)
Without You
Produced by  Pete Kuzma for A Touch of Jazz 

Biz Markie - Weekend Warrior (2003)
Games
Produced by Kev Brown for A Touch of Jazz

A Touch of Jazz Presents Rimz (2003)
Produced by Kev Brown
Produced by Kenwood for A Touch of Jazz

Vee - Master Piece (2004)

Boyz II Men - Throwback (2004)

Jill Scott - Beautifully Human (2004)
Golden
Produced by Anthony "Ant" Bell on behalf of A Touch of Jazz, Inc.
Whatever
Produced by Robert "PNutt" Frost on behalf of A Touch of Jazz, Inc.

Unreleased Touch of Jazz

El Sid - untitled (1992)
Vee (1995) Elektra
Jazzy Jeff - Untitled (1998) Columbia/Sony
Tra Knox - Untitled (2001) Overbrook/Dreamworks
A Touch of Jazz - Soundtrack to da city (2003) Studio Distribution
Raheem Devaughn - Untitled (2003) Jive

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