Biography

Australian songwriter and producer Jarrad (Jaz) Rogers has been an important figure in the music industry for the past decade. He has worked on everything from pop and hip-hop to R&B, soul and contemporary music and alongside a variety of different artists ranging from the superstars to the up-and-coming.

Australian songwriter and producer Jarrad (Jaz) Rogers has been an important figure in the music industry for the past decade. He has worked on everything from pop and hip-hop to R&B, soul and contemporary music and alongside a variety of different artists ranging from the superstars to the up-and-coming.

Most recently, Jaz has been collaborating with a variety of artists and producers, including Demi Lovato, JLS, The Saturdays, Alex Clare, Tinchy Stryder, Aiden Grimshaw, Pixie Lott, Lucas Secon and Lana Del Rey.

Born into a musically gifted family in South Australia, Jaz began playing classical piano at the age of 7. Studying under renowned concert pianist, Alexander Sumetski, he excelled to the highest qualification under the Australian Music Education Board (AMEB). At 11, he picked up the trumpet and studied up to grade 6 (AMEB), playing in a number of bands and orchestras along the way. At 13, Jaz formed a band with his brother Damien. They ended up winning a local band competition in Melbourne and it was then that he realized his dream of becoming a writer and producer in the music industry. After a brief period at Marlin Records, Jaz began working as an independent writer and producer; working with a list of talent including Jimmy Barnes, Australian idol winner Guy Sebastian, Rahsaan Patterson, Andrew Roachford, Ricki Lee Coulter, Rosco P Coldchain (Startrack Entertainment), Vanessa Morgan, Jade McRae, Jeremy Gregory, Daniel Merriweather, Deni Hines, Paulini, Chloe Latanzi, Nate James, Beverly Knight, The Brand New Heavies and many others.

In 2005, Jaz formed his own band, SugaRush Beat Company (SRBC) with Rahsaan Patterson and Danish singer Ida Corr. Their self-titled record was released in late 2007. In 2009 SRBC released the single "Love Breed," which was featured on the hit US drama Private Practice. Jaz has also worked alongside Nick Attkinson. Together they wrote the song "Love You Anyway," which became the single on Boyzone's comeback album Back Again…No Matter What. The single entered the charts at number 5, making it Jaz's first top five UK single.

The past few years have been extremely busy for Jarrad. Collaborations include: Demi Lovato/"Fire Starter," off of her brand new album Demi; JLS/"Give Me Life," off of their brand new album Evolution; Aiden Grimshaw/co-wrote & produced Aiden's debut album Misty Eye; Alex Clare/"Sanctuary" & "Treading Water," off of Alex's album The Lateness of the Hour; Pixie Lott/"Bright Lights (Good Life pt 2)," off of Pixie's album Young, Foolish, Happy; The Saturdays/"Do What You Want With Me," off of their album On Your Radar and Dionne Bromfield feat Tinchy Stryder/"Spinnin' for 2012," the 2012 Olympic theme tune. Jarrad has also been working with a variety of other artists, such as Tinchy Stryder, RoxXxane, Seye Adelekan, Devlin, Lucas Secon, and Lana Del Rey.

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