December 31, 2014

New Years Eve 2014 on Ocean Drive in South Beach

I brought in 2015 roof-top on South Beach's famed Ocean Drive, sipping champagne, laughing with friends and enjoying the music that my friend and business associate Radamas spun for over 50,000 enthusiastic people on the street and beach below.

December 10, 2014

Radamas - DJ Extraordinaire

Jeff Durand client Radamas finds himself rocking all genres of music from House, Trap, EDM, Reggae to Latin and is considered by many to be the one of the top Open Format DJs in the country. He has been described by many in the industry to have a unique ability and talent to rock crowds for marathon sets of 6 to 10 hours. This has translated to him being the DJ for some of Miamiís most famous parties and longest running residencies in the nation. He currently holds a 14 year residency at the one of the top 10 clubs in the country, the world famous club Sace. This is one of the longest running residencies in the country. He has also played for many famous artist such as, Madonna, Aerosmith, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Puffy to name a few. His hottest spots may be in Miami and New York, but Radamas has toured Chicago, New Orleans, Haiti, St. Bart, Mexico and Switzerland. Among one of Radamas' greatest accomplishments is the recognition he received from the hip-hop industry when in 1997 Sean "Puffy" Combs discovered the magic of Radamas spinning in the situation room of "Liquid". Radamas quickly became one of Bad Boy Entertainment's elite DJs, spinning many Miami based events for the company, as well as traveling overseas to personally perform for Diddy.

December 1, 2014

Lewis Martinee - Multi Platinum Selling Songwriter & Producer

Jeff Durand client Lewis Martinee aka DJ Martinee, is a multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer, who won the distinct honor of Billboard and BMI songwriter of the year, out-ranking the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince, Sting, Cindy Lauper, Elton John, etc. In addition to founding the multi-platinum selling girl group Exposť, he also wrote and produced all of the songs on its first two albums, Exposure and What You Don't Know. He also contributed to the group's third album, Exposť.

Lewis Martinee routinely works with super-star artists, whether producing, writing and or remixing tracks. Clients have included Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Company B, Arika Kane, Jermaine Jackson, Sequel, the Cover Girls, Debbie Gibson, Vanessa Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Son by Four, Elvis Crespo, Jermaine Jackson, Tatiana and many more.

His contributions to the nascent freestyle music movement in the mid 1980s contributed to its popularity, which continues to this day.

As a DJ, Martinee has currently been contributing to a dance music radio show that is programmed in markets around the world.

December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014


I brought in 2014 on Miami Beach's palatial Star Island at the estate of Sean "Diddy" Combs. Having arrived early, I was privy to seeing the grounds during set-up for the private party.

Combs was very hands-on, in sweats, working along with a large staff, meticulously arranging furniture, checking and double checking details, and did so until nearly 10:30. He then went inside and shortly returned dressed in a tux.

Celebrities at the very exclusive event included Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Fat Joe, Scott Storch, Damon Dash, Rick Ross and Robin Thicke, to name a few.

I had a great time celebrating and socializing until the sun came up.


May 27, 2015

NFL All-Pro Henry Thomas Enters Sports Broadcast Arena

Jeff Durand client, former Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots standout Henry Thomas, along with his broadcast partner Fred Davis, debut their sports radio talk show, The HD Show, June 1 at 7 PM on Houston's ESPN 97.5.

March 25, 2015

Over 27,000,000 YouTube Views and Growing

I'm proud of the fact that the first song I ever wrote, produced and published, Could This Be Love, has over 27,000,000 YouTube views. These views are the result of hundreds of individuals, world-wide, using my song as background music in their homemade videos. I'm also informed that there are many millions of views on several other video channels.

Could This Be Love has connected with and continues to connect with many.

Victoria Acosta is the girl, now young lady, who performed my song. At the time she was 12 or 13.

December 2014

Darrin Nelson Inducted Into College Hall of Fame

Jeff Durand client Darrin Nelson, pictured on the cover of the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class Magazine, will be inducted into the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame

"Darrin was probably the most popular player at Stanford in the time Iíve been around the school," said Paul Wiggin, one of Nelsonís head coaches at Stanford and a Hall of Fame player from his days with the Cardinal. "He was not only a great player, but had that magnetic personality and was such an impressive guy to be around.

"As a player, he was exceptional. Passing the ball was much different at that time than it is now and he was able to be such a well-rounded back, running the ball and catching it. He was truly Mr. Stanford at that time. He was loved by the students, faculty, alumni and most of all very well respected by his teammates."

The NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute program is a hallowed tradition that began with the inaugural class in 1951, and to this day the salutes remain the first of numerous activities in each inducteeís Hall of Fame experience. During the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, each inductee returns to his alma mater to accept a Hall of Fame plaque that will remain on permanent display at the institution. The events take place on the field during a home game, and many inductees cite the experience as the ultimate capstone to their careers.

Nelson was the first player in NCAA history to rush for more than 1,000 yards and catch more than 50 passes in one season. He wound up accomplishing that feat three times during his standout career at Stanford from 1977-78 and 1980-81.

"A dual threat as a rusher and receiver, Darrin Nelson was one of the most impressive running backs of his era," said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell. "A model student-athlete, he excelled just as well in the classroom as he did on the field. We are thrilled to honor him in front of the Stanford faithful at Stanford Stadium."

A 1981 First-Team All-American, Nelson ended his career as Stanfordís all-time leader in rushing yards (4,033), receptions (214), scoring (242) and touchdowns (40), and he finished his career as the NCAA leader for all-purpose yards, which remains a school record at 6,885. The only four-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection in Stanford history, he became the first freshman running back in conference history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season.

A finalist for the 1981 Heisman Trophy, Nelson held nine of the top 12 single-game rushing performances in school history at the end of his career, and he led Stanford to wins in the 1977 Sun Bowl and 1978 Bluebonnet Bowl. Honored for his all-around achievements as an NFF National Scholar-Athlete in 1981, Nelson was also a First-Team Academic All-America and academic all-conference selection.

Selected in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Nelson played 11 seasons with the Vikings and San Diego Chargers. The Los Angeles native finished his professional career with 4,442 rushing yards, 2,559 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns, and he led the league with 4.9 yards per carry in 1987.

A member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, Nelson was coached by Bill Walsh and Wiggin (a College Football Hall of Fame player from Stanford), and he played alongside Hall of Famers John Elway and Ken Margerum.

As a Standford professional, Darrin Nelson served 15 years as a Senior Associate Athletics Director, as well as a community relations liaison between Stanford Athletics and various governmental agencies in the Palo Alto area.

November 27, 2014

Former Miami Hurricane All-American and NFL All-Pro Bennie Blades at Thanksgiving Lions vs. Bears game

Jeff Durand client Bennie Blades doing a pre-game interview on Thanksgiving for the Lions vs.Bears game at Ford Field. Coincidentally, on a previous Thanksgiving Lions vs.Bears game, Bennie Blades was the games MVP and was Named to the All Madden Team.

November 23, 2014

Former MTV Star Downtown Julie Brown Featured on Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now

Jeff Durand friend and former client Downtown Julie Brown, best known as MTV's globally popular VJ, is interviewed on November 23rds episode of Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now.


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