TERENCE 'DJ JEDI' FREDERICKS
JEDI is an Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles-based DJ, admired for his eclectic style of mixing song selection, and sublime turntablism. Over the past decade, he has toured the globe as the resident music maestro for Russell Simmons’ Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam, and later, with Grammy Award winning hip hop pioneers, DIGABLE PLANETS.
More recently, Jedi has been nominated for Ovation awards, L.A. Weekly Theatre awards, and NAACP awards for his work on the 2011 gay rap musical BASH’D. He holds down a number of residencies in the Los Angeles area. On any given night of the week, Jedi can be seen spinning high-energy, multiple-genre- spanning sets with the Rootdown Soundsystem, Peanut Gallery Network and many more of the city’s unsung DJ elites. Jedi is a resident at the L.A. installment of the critically acclaimed Motown On Mondays. He also contributes regularly to Downbeat 720, a bi-weekly Santa Monica-based performance workshop for high school students at the Miles Memorial Playhouse that is now in its 14th year.