Grammy® winning and Emmy® nominated producer Jeff Jampol is the CEO of JAM, Inc, which manages The Doors, Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, The Mamas & Papas, and the Estates of Juan Gabriel, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Charlie Parker, and John Lee Hooker. JAM, Inc is also a consultant to the Estates of Michael Jackson, Henry Mancini, Rick James, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Peter Tosh.
Jampol, along with Dick Wolf, produced the 2010 Doors theatrical documentary film, When You’re Strange, narrated by Johnny Depp, for which Jampol and Wolf won the 2011 Grammy® Award, and were nominated for a 2010 Primetime Emmy® Award. In 2010, Jampol helped conceive, create and produce the Tony®-Nominated hit Broadway musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, which is now touring worldwide. In 2015, Jampol produced, along with Oscar® Winner Alex Gibney, the theatrical documentary film, Janis: Little Girl Blue, directed by Amy J. Berg.
Jampol became a voting member of The Recording Academy® in 1985 and sat on the Board Of Governors of the NARAS® Los Angeles Chapter from 2007-09. He is an Instructor at UCLA, teaching at the Herb Alpert School Of Music, after having taught courses at UCLA for the past 16 years in the music business, marketing, branding, and deal negotiation, presented by UCLA and sponsored by The Recording Academy®. Jampol has also served as a moderator and featured speaker on artist management, digital media strategy, and entertainment marketing for Darden School Of Business at the University Of Virginia; Anderson School Of Business at UCLA; Marshall School Of Business at USC; California Lawyers for the Arts; South By Southwest Music Conference; NARAS®; Nashville Music Conference; BMI; and Loyola Marymount University.
This company develops, preserves, extends and enhances artist legacies,” says Jeff Jampol, President of Jampol Artist Management, Inc. (JAM, Inc.). “We’re dealing with very important art, creation, and artists, and our job is to maintain, build, market, promote and oversee these artists’ legacies or, if you will, their brands. However, we are very careful and judicious in employing the terms ‘brand’ and ‘branding,’ as a lot of damage can be done in the name of commerce, and applying business terms to art can often sully art’s purity. On the other hand, when you bring that pure art to the marketplace, branding is a fundamental part of the mix, and when that foundation, or ‘brand,’ is a legacy beloved by generations of fans, you have to be extremely thoughtful about every single move you make. These iconic artists embody fundamental worldwide significance, not just musically and artistically, but also culturally, politically, socially and historically.”