Having unleashed onto Sydney’s thriving live music scene at just 10 years of age in 1987, Jimmy D or JD has been mastering music and refining the art of creating shows to achieve the ultimate party for over two decades.
Whilst it’s 100% true that JD is the one and only if you want a jam packed dance floor and a party that gets talked about for years to come, JD is also a widely recognised and respected musician and producer, who has trained and taught many others the beautiful art of Arabic music and JD’s love for a great performance.
Having accompanied shows from the likes of Tina Arena to Timomatic, from George Wassouf to Guy Sebastian, there’s nothing that JD can’t deliver when it comes to music and amazing shows.
A dedicated piano player / keyboardist from the age of 6, JD threw himself into classical piano studies, progressing through annual examinations at the Conservatorium of Music for a solid 8 years. By the time he hit an age when most boys are struggling to find their feet, JD had already scored himself a residency for his band, Jimmy D and the Eastern Boyz.
For the next 15 epic years, JD smashed out an average of 200 gigs a year and in the process, established himself as the musical king of weddings and events of any kind. Week in week out, no one could get enough of JD’s flawless musical talents, coupled with his natural energy and charisma. As well as the most highly talented musicians and performers in his team. The life of any party, wherever JD went, the party thrived.
With his father a hugely respected violinist in the Arabic music scene, it was only natural that Jimmy D built his musical foundation in the same arena. Studying the art of Arabic music and the true Arabian BRIDAL Entrance as known today. The Zaffeh. Without question, ZAFFET JD has the best Arabic musicians out there today. Check out the endless list of past Brides Testimonials , International Arabic artists and the elite clientele of weddings JD has collaborated with and worked on . The Cream of the crop.
Although JD loved his Arabic roots, the lure of Soul, RnB
and Funk was also a Blend of JDs shows adding a Fusion to the mix to satisfy all cultures , Then in 2002 JD Entertainment was born. Combining Sax Players , Trumpets , timbales , congas , cocktail drums , Bass or Electric guitars , Synth Keytars with Arabic drummers and the unique sound of the Mizmar (flute).
From its humble beginnings as just one small band, ZAFFET JD Entertainment has flourished into what it is today- an eclectic blend of top class, über professional musicians and slick performers, adding exactly the right groove and vibe to every Wedding entrance or event. Consistently rocking out week after week.
Whether you’re after chilled Jazz, funky Latin Fusion or breathtaking, Fire breathing performers or Sydneys best Arabic musicians and dancers, there’s one sure way to turn any event into a party never to be forgotten. Just leave it to the master JD and his dynamic team at ZAFFET JD.
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