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DJ Logic performing at Vail Snow Daze
|Birth name||Jason Kibler|
|Born||The Bronx, New York, United States|
|Genres||Hip-hop, nu-jazz, acid jazz, jam band|
|Associated acts||Project Logic, Eye and I, Yohimbe Brothers, The John Popper Project|
Kibler was born and raised in The Bronx. An early interest in hip hop led to his using the turntables, practicing often. Kibler was also interested in funk and jazz music, and began collaborating with various musicians. His own recordings are perhaps best described as contemporary soul jazz with a strong hip hop feel.
Kibler tours often with his own group, Project Logic, and has recorded or performed with Vernon Reid, moe., John Mayer, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bob Belden, Jack Johnson, Chris Whitley, Uri Caine, Christian McBride and others. On April 6, 2006, Kibler sat in with Bob Weir's Ratdog, adding his style to the famous Grateful Dead song combo "China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider". He is a founding member of The John Popper Project. On August 15, 2009, Kibler sat in with O.A.R. at Madison Square Garden, adding his style to their latest single "This Town".
His mentor was Vernon Reid, and the twosome recorded and toured occasionally as the Yohimbe Brothers with various guests. Kibler has appeared on studio and live performances with Reid's solo projects, and Reid also did a guest solo on one track from Kibler's original band, Eye and I, which also featured D.K. Dyson and Melvin Gibbs, the latter of which has played on all of the DJ Logic solo releases as well.
- Project Logic (Ropeadope Records, 1999)
- The Anomaly (Ropeadope, 2001)
- For No One In Particular (2003)
- Zen of Logic (Ropeadope, 2006)
- The John Popper Project Featuring DJ Logic (Relix, 2006)
With Uri Caine
- Official site
- An interview with DJ Logic
- DJ Logic collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
- For No One In Particular on Amulet
- Video interview with DJ Logic at allaboutjazz.com