Jairus Mozee Welcomes You
Born to Perform
For some, music is taught. For others, melodies pulse through their veins. Artist/Producer/Multi-instrumentalist Jairus Mozee embodies natural born talent never once forgoing the importance of nurturing his exceptional gift. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana to two musical parents, Jairus grew up in church and experienced his father’s guitar-playing skills throughout his life--inspiring his love for the instrument. At the age of 10, His Mother Relocated the Family to Her hometown of Long Beach, Ca., a leap that would propel the musician’s talent into an international spotlight. That same year the guitar prodigy seized the opportunity to play guitar at his grandmother’s church. While that may sound standard for a budding musician, he didn’t perform as part of a youth group. Instead, he stunned right alongside seasoned, adult musicians performing every Sunday and Friday.
At the tender age of 15 after studying jazz guitar and bass in school, Jairus led recording sessions for RNB group “b2k” who released a certified Gold album. Two years later, one of the most gifted musicians and icons of our time tapped Jairus’ talent. This young teenager would share the stage with Prince, a testament to his captivating love affair with the guitar. After an unbelievable five-month journey playing under the Purple One’s magic and guidance, Jairus toured and wrote songs for artists including Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton, Cee Lo, Fantasia, Robin Thicke, and Boney James name a few. His songwriter/producer credits also include Eric Benet, Jill Scott, Redman, BJ the Chicago Kid, Deitrick Haddon, and Faith Evans.
Further demonstrating his respect throughout the industry, he earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song as co-writer of Best of Me with Anthony Hamilton And Won 2 Grammy's For His Work With Anderson Paak on "Ventura". Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit, Jairus also founded Swag Sample–an innovative company that provides royalty-free live music samples allowing producers to affordably create big sounds. Whether its Performing or bunkered down in the studio penning the next global hit, Jairus remains grounded in his beliefs: Real music, the kind saturated in passion and smothered in emotion, never dies.