"Do it with style or don't bother doing it."

Affiliation: Autobot
Function: Special 
Operations Saboteur

First Fictional Appearance: 
Transformers Movie, July 4, 2007

First Comic Appearance: Transfromers Movie Prequel #4

Click the video link below to the left to see Jazz in is first real television car commericial and below to see a larger in box toy picture. Yeah baby!

Profile: Jazz would be cruising down Bourbon Street in New Orleans or be double parked outside a cellar club in Greenwich Village soaking up the local sounds if he weren't in the middle of a war.  He's a confirmed Earthen culture junkie -he can talk fluently about ballet or break-dancing (although he prefers the latter) and he's always on the lookout for more stuff to turn on to.  His knowledge of Earthen ways and his easy adaptability to Earthen environments make him the indispensable right-hand man of his commander, Optimus Prime.    He's often given the most dangerous assignments, and with characteristic coolness, usually pulls them off using something out of his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.  He'd rather dazzle you with style than accomplish a mission the easy way.

Abilities:   In robot mode, Jazz can use his solar powered photon rifle with deadly accuracy up to a distance of 0.9 miles from target, and he can shoot it from virtually any physical position he may be in with equal effectiveness.  He can also use a combination of his overhead flame thrower (maximum range of 250 feet)  full spectrum front grill beacon and 180 dB  stereo speakers to create a spectacular disorienting light and sound show.  He has known to guide for more than 3,000  feet using his rear mounted ailerons.  His biggest asset is the versatility and cleverness he possesses in using the resources at his disposal.

Weaknesses: Although Jazz's fire power and strength are weak relatives to that of some of the other Autobots, he more than compensates with his daring and skill.  He's prone to be distracted from his primary assignment by Earthen behavior patterns that he finds interesting.  This sometimes leads to disastrous consequences.

-- more high def movie pix to come! --

Other Appearances:  One of the first Transformers I ever bought, the original G1 Jazz was released in 1984 a classic toy and classic persona. His first reincarnation cam in 1987 as a classic Pretender (sorry no character page yet)  Then in 1990 as an Action Master.  There was that wimpy little pvc and a re-issue but those don't really count... until he made his most triumphant comeback here in the 2007 live action move!

More toy pix:
robot mode, lower angle full body
robot mode, with shoulder mounted shield
robot mode, arm close-up
robot mode, chest close-up large
robot mode, chest close-up small
robot mode, upper torso large
robot mode, head and neck detail
robot mode, leg detail
robot mode, lower torso detail
weapon rifle extended

auto mode, front angle
auto mode, side front
auto mode, back angle
auto mode, back other angle
auto mode, side front
auto mode, above front
auto mode top front
auto mode weapon on
auto mode, weapon