Jimmy DePre is a Philadelphia disc-jockey, radio personality, singer and record collector. His innate passion for music has led him to a fulfilling career through many different mediums, featuring a wide variety of musical genres. Jimmy’s keen sense of rhythm and extensive knowledge of the music from the first generation of rock and roll landed him a job with legendary radio personality Jerry Blavat at the age of 15. For the next six years he worked alongside Blavat at the best casinos, bars, nightclubs and venues in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area, as well premier events in Florida and California.
In 2006 Jimmy put his love for radio as a means of preserving the music he loves to the test with a two-hour internet-only program. Over the past six years his show, The Rock & Roll Jamboree, has grown from internet-only to AM radio, and in 2009 graduated onto FM radio. Cruisin’ 92.1 FM in Vineland, New Jersey proudly carries The Rock & Roll Jamboree every Thursday evening from 10pm until midnight.
While spinning records behind Jerry Blavat, Jimmy learned the art of mixing and began to hone the skills which have made him a well respected disc-jockey in the dance community. Upon parting ways with Blavat in 2008, Jimmy took to the nightclubs of Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New Hope, and beyond to make his second passion, dance music, his work. With his love for disco and the path it has paved to the house music of today, Jimmy has successfully been able to connect to his audience through the freshest dance music currently available while incorporating beloved classics to create a consistently unique dance experience. He currently holds the Friday and Saturday residency at Tavern On Camac in Center City Philadelphia, and is the man behind the music for some of the biggest annual events held in the city.
When he’s not playing music for his audience, Jimmy uses his voice to front the acapella group Junior & The Four Seniors. Their street corner harmony has taken them all over the tri-state area and this past year to the prestigious Lead East Festival in North Jersey. In December of 2010 they released their full-length album entitled “Fine Wine, Cheesesteaks & Harmony.” Jimmy also sings first and second tenor as well as lead in The Norristones. He also works as a solo cabaret act with pianist Bob Egan.