Jacquez Vargas is an American record producer, musician, songwriter, artist, and entertainer from Fort Washington, Maryland. His journey through music came at the early age of 3 when his grandmother began teaching piano to him & most of his cousins.  Although piano is Vargas' primary instrument, he is also play the drums, bass guitar, lead guitar,  & alto & tenor saxophone.  In the studio, his go-to equipment for most of his songs includes M-Audio 25-key MIDI controller, Maschine Micro, Yamaha Motif 7, Logic Pro 9, Logic X, Pro Tools 10, & Soundtrack Pro. His production credits include The X-Factor Season 2 finalist David Correy, Grammy Award winning R&B recording artist Usher's drummer Aaron Spears, Jamla Records recording artist Add-2, Chill Moody, Netousha Monroe, Kush Kelz, EaZo The Show, Clifford Cartel, Def Soul, Songbook Entertainment artist King Eastman, Suave, Jamie Coppa, Andy Coupe & more. His production work has been featured on music blogs & websites such as That's Enuff, Ashley Outrageous, Mechanical Dummy, You Heard That New & more. 

Born Jack Crutchfield, Jr., he was heavily influenced by Quincy Jones, The Neptunes, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Smokey Robinson & Curtis Mayfield to write & produce his own music. His grandmother began piano lessons with him at the age of three & he moved on to learn his other instruments all throughout grade school. Vargas attended Issac J. Gourdine Middle School where he played the alto saxophone & Friendly High School where he was a part the concert, marching, pep, & jazz band; both in Fort Washington, MD. In 2004, he began producing & writing his own music & compositions. In 2006, he attended Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. studying classical piano under pianist Christine Pulliam. In 2008, Vargas attended a master class held by jazz musician Brian Culbertson. Later, he attended Johnson C. Smith University where he graduated Cum Laude and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business Technology with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy & Performance in 2011. He was a member of the university's jazz band where he played the piano and a six man ensemble made up of all electronic instruments. 

During his collegiate years, Vargas earned many honors including the 2010 & 2011 publications of Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges, a member of the Alpha Lambda Mu Freshman Honor Society, and his school's chapter of the National Honor Society. In 2012, he received the President's Service Award and a letter from President Barack Obama for earning the most community service hours in his graduating class & school's history. Vargas also networked with many underground & mainstream jazz musicians, including Branford Marsalis, performed at a benefit gala hosted by the German airline corporation Lufthansa, and at a pioneers awards show honoring notable African-Americans in business, finance, & global corporations held in Charlotte, NC. Later he received mentorship from gospel recording artists Byron Cage & Tye Tribbett. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. & a member of the Wizards Power Pack & Mystics Energy Squad under game entertainment with the NBA & WNBA professional basketball teams, the Washington Wizards & the Washington Mystics. He performs under the name "Jack-Jack" during each home game & other special events around the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since arriving to the team in October 2014, Vargas has been spotted on television networks such as ESPN, CBS, NBA TV, TNT, & Comcast SportsNet.

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