Jazz was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia most of his life. His father, a comedic actor in India, was a positive influence on his life & career; he was always around laughter and comedic talent. His first stand-up act was an impersonation of Bill Cosby at an elementary school talent show in grade 6. Jazz then started stage work when he was just 14 years old. In 1989-90, he was accepted to the prestigious Artstrek Acting Academy, where only the elite drama students of Western Canada could attend. Jazz also has an extensive post-secondary Marketing and Business Relations background.