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Born and raised in Toronto, Jester's world-class turntable skills have helped to elevate this talented DJ far beyond the borders of his Northern homeland. Well known throughout Canada, The USA, Europe and The Caribbean for expertly spinning Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electro and countless other styles of music (all with consummate ease), Jester has more than earned right to the title "North America’s Most Versatile DJ".
Infamous among his Toronto peers for his tireless work ethic, Jester proves that a "Jack of all trades" can, in fact, be a master of many. A firm testament to this is the fact that Jester plays the roles of host and DJ on three highly rated shows every week: "The X-Files Mix Show" (featuring fellow X-Caliber member Kid Kut), the Electro-focused "Jesterdamus Mixshow", and the award-winning "WorldWide Wakeup Show" (alongside DJ Chief).
All of this would be more than enough to keep any mere mortal occupied, but not Jester. Embodying his personal mantra - "It's Not A Joke", Jester somehow still manages to keep cranking out cutting-edge mixtapes for his website ThisIsJester.com at an alarming rate while remaining one of Toronto's hottest DJ exports. Putting his trademark versatility to good use, Jester spends countless night-time hours and weekends "smashing" clubs and parties all over the globe with his widely sought-after turntable skills, and when he's not at the radio station or smashing a club, he can be found as his home base, Jugglin Studios, producing one of his critically acclaimed original remixes.
Unrivalled in the Club and Dancehall "scenes", Jester has played shows with many of the world’s top DJs and artists including icons of all genres like Busta Rhymes, Clipse, Erykah Badu, Sean Paul, Jermaine Dupri, Machel Montano, Kanye West, P. Diddy, Kid Capri, Krosfyah, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tony "Mentally Ill" Matterhorn, Ginuwine, Alison Hinds, Rupee, Kardinal Offishall and many more.
Over the years, Jester has made appearances on various media outlets including local (Toronto) radio stations like FLOW 93.5FM, CKLN 88.1FM and CHIN 100.7 as well as The Beat 94.5FM (in Vancouver) and WEFM 96.1FM in Trinidad (West Indies), not to mention his super-popular stints on Globe-Radio.com. His television appearances range from the Canadian TV classic Electric Circus to Much Music and Much Vibe.
All in all, Jester is the consummate multimedia powerhouse. DJ, on-air personality, producer/remixer, entrepreneur and musical visionary, these are just a few examples of the unstoppable force of a man that he is. "We never sleep", he jokes, which in itself is funny, because anyone can clearly see that when it comes to the business of music, Jester is NOT a joke.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS:::
Official member of Clinton Sparks' "Smash Squad DJs"
Official member of X-Caliber Entourage (International Dancehall/Reggae Sound System)
Mixshow DJ - The New Flow 93.5FM (Toronto)
DJ/Co-Host - “Worldwide Wakeup Show” (CIUT 89.5FM, Toronto)
DJ/Co-Host - The X-Files Mixshow (Globe-Radio.com)
DJ/Host - The Jesterdamus Mixshow (Globe-Radio.com)
1999 Flavor Pool DJ of The Year
2001 Radio DJ Of The Year
13-plus total nominations for Stylus DJ Awards (Canada) since 2005!
2008 International Soca Award nominee for Best Soca Mixtape
2008 & 2009 Stylus DJ Award winner for College Radio Show of the Year (Worldwide Wake Up Show, CIUT 89.5FM)
2009 Most Nominated DJ (4 Categories) at Stylus DJ Awards (Canada)
2009 Stylus DJ Award winner for Soca DJ of the Year
Most Nominated DJ (College Radio Show Of The Year, Toronto DJ Of The Year, Club DJ Of The Year & Soca DJ of the Year) for Stylus DJ Awards (Canada) in 2010!