“The Jazzspel™ with Eric J. Chambers,” a reality music and entertainment show, airs every Saturday at 4:30 pm EST/1:30 pm PST and repeats on Mondays at 3pm EST/12Noon PST on The Word Network, an urban inspirational station. The network is available in over 32 million homes in the United States via DirecTV (Channel 373) and cable. It also reaches over 75 million homes in Africa, The Bahamas and Jamaica, and is picked up in over 185 different countries via the Armed Forces Network.
“So far, the response has been great—from viewers and entertainers alike,” says Chambers, the host and executive producer of the Hollywood-based show that debuted on June 14, 2003. The Jazzspel counts among its viewers The Gap Band and Arsenio Hall, both of whom have appeared on the show.
“The Jazzspel™” is not limited to just religious-based artists. R&B artists such as Beyonce’, Howard Hewett, Jill Scott and Rachelle Ferrell; smooth jazz artists such as Kirk Whalum, Michael Lington, Jonathan Butler, George Duke, and Mindi Abair; and entertainers such as Vivica A. Fox, Arsenio Hall, Holly Robinson-Peete, Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise, and Mo’Nique; and sports figures Serena Williams, Barry Bonds, Emmitt Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, George Gervin, Joe Morgan, Jermaine O’Neal, James Toney, Chris Berman, Derrick Brooks, Lisa Leslie and Magic Johnson have appeared on the show.
In addition, Chambers has interviewed such artists as Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Dianna Ross, Luther Vandross, Frankie Beverly, Chante Moore, Iyanla Vanzant, Destiny’s Child, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Aundrae Crouch and Muhammad Ali to name a few more.
“Jazzspel™” is a term coined by Chambers, a New Orleans native and former US Navy sailor who has served his country well. He made two deployments to the Western Pacific onboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3), the ship featured in Denzel Washington’s movie, The Antwone Fisher Story. He has hosted The Jazzspel radio show on Smooth Jazz 98.1 KIFM in San Diego for 10 years.
Chambers is a 4-time Emmy and 5-time Golden Mike Award winning journalist formerly with CBS in Hollywood. He also received a Best Reporter award from The National Conference of Christians and Jews. He resides in Los Angeles with Shawna, his wife, Aerica Noelle, his daughter and Shaq, their purple Chinese fighting fish.
For additional information or interview requests, please call (818) 833-7556, e-mail Jazzspel@lords.com or visit our website at www.jazzspel.com. Photos are available upon request. For more info on The Word Network, visit www.thewordnetwork.org.
Chambers’ Hollywood-based Who Dat? Productions, produces The Jazzspel™ in association with The Word Network, an urban ministries/gospel music national television station based in Southfield, Michigan.