About JAM1PHOTO

PHOTOGRAPHY | I’ve been experimenting with photography, video, and multimedia arts for the majority of my life ever since my freshman year in high school. Always surrounded by inspiring moments through the music and Hip-Hop culture around the Midwest. I had the urge to document everything I came across while it inspired me to share and take part of the arts themselves . Evolving from disposable cameras to the digital SLR age I began researching, practicing, and honing my craft to purify the visions I had in my head to share with the world. Whatever medium I work with, I just want to be able to keep these memories I’ve witnessed and created for the world and I to be able to look back on decades from now and be able to reminisce on the good times!

PERFORMING ARTIST | With a repertoire of sounds you’d expect to come from a boombox or a DJ’s scratching of the record, Jam One has blessed the stages of the Midwest and beyond with his art of vocal percussion for several years now. From the thunderous bass kicks to the intricate vocal scratching, you’re easy to mistake a performance from this south-side bred Chicagoan for a live DJ or drummer. Taking influences from his Turntablist background, you can find it easy to get lost in the constant barrage of beats, cuts, drops, and scratches; A welcoming factor when you’re day to day vision of a beatboxer is loosely based on cheesy skits from the mundane skits in Hollywood.

Appearances / Clients

  • Van’s Warped Tour: Code of the Cutz – 2003 / 2004 / 2005

  • Fox News Chicago – 2004

  • Summerfest Milwaukee – 2002

  • Who Came 2 Serve? – 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2011

  • Busker Fest 2004

  • City vs. City 4

  • LATINATION (UPN Network): 2007 / 2008

  • House of Blues Chicago – 2006

  • Scribble Jam 2002

  • Scribble Jam 2006

  • Scribble Jam 2008

  • Scion & Jam One present: Back 2 Basics 2007

  • Scion & Jam One present: Back 2 Basics 2008

  • Scion & Jam One present: Back 2 Basics 2010

  • Return of the 32 Deadly Masters (Ft. Wayne) – 2006

  • Rock The Bells 2008 (Photojournalist)

  • Rock The Bells 2009 (Photojournalist)

  • METRO Chicago / Showcase with DJ Q-bert – 2006

  • Mr. Bim’s Guaranteed Fresh Mixtape

  • Chicago Sun Times 2006

  • Chicago Sun Times 2007

  • We R Hip-Hop Festival – 4 years and counting!

  • Redbull BC One Allstar Tour (Photographer)

  • Redbull BC One World Finals: Chicago 2011 (Photographer)

  • Redbull BC One North American Finals: Chicago 2012 (Photographer)

  • Redbull Thre3style World Finals: Chicago 2012 (Photographer)