Taz was a British singer, musician and actor of Indian origin. He died on 29 April 2022 due to prolonged illness.
Tarsem Singh Saini aka Taz Stereo Nation aka Johnny Zee was born on Tuesday, 23 May 1967.age 28 years; at the time of his death) in Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
He did his schooling at Stoke Park School, Coventry, England. During an interview, he talked about his training in music. He said,
I am a bathroom singer and I have not taken any kind of training. I play keyboard enough to be able to compose and I am purely soul driven when it comes to performing on stage. ,
My father was very firm about not playing English music at home; Even speaking English was banned. I grew up listening to Shaukat Ali Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Gurdas Maan and Kuldeep Manak. Gurdas Maan ji is actually the God of Punjabi Music. But my calling was Asian-fusion where I combined both English and Punjabi. I have always promoted Punjabi and will do so in future also. When I entered the music industry and created the fusion genre, my father didn’t talk to me for four years!”
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Eye Colour: brown
Hair Color: brown (colored blond)
He was born in a Punjabi family.
parents and siblings
His brother’s name is Tarlochan and sister’s name is Kuldeep.
wife and children
He was married and had two daughters named Serina (elder; singer) and Simran and a son named Dan.
In 1989, he released his first music album ‘Hit the Deck’.
He then released a few more music albums like ‘The Remix Album’ (1990), ‘Spirits of Rhythm’ (1994), ‘Nasha’ (1999), ‘Rewind Selecta’ (2009), and ‘Desi and You Know It’. Did it (2012).
Jazz released the music album ‘Oh! Laila’ in 2000.
In 1996, he began working as the lead singer in the pop music band Stereo Nation. He was among the first few singers to introduce cross-cultural Asian fusion music to India. One of his songs was recorded in English, Spanish and Swahili. He lent his voice to songs like “Daaru Vich Pyaar” from Tum Bin (2001), “Mujhpe To Jadu” from “Koi… Mil Gaya” (2003). 2008), and “Gallon Gorian” from ‘Batla House’ (2019).
Jazz worked as an actor in English-language films such as ‘Sambar Salsa’ (2007) and ‘Don’t Stop Dreaming’ (2007).
He was invited to perform in various stage shows and live events.
- Best Punjabi Singer in Middle East (Year Not Known)
- Best International Act 2005 by UK Asian Music Awards
Earlier, he was diagnosed with a hernia, and his surgery was postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in his condition worsening. In 2021, he slipped into a coma and recovered after being hospitalized for a few days. In March 2022, he again faced health issues and died on 29 April 2022 due to his prolonged illness.
Facts / Trivia
- During an interview, he shared how British pop star Neville Staples looked at him. He said,
I was spotted by a famous British pop star by the name of Neville Staples of the two tone bands ‘The Special’ and ‘Fun Boy Three’ while working in my father’s shop. I had a habit and a tendency to sing on the radio and to practice my singing techniques. Neville was listening to me from outside the shop and I feel like I still count my lucky stars today. He liked what he heard and invited me to the recording studio to record some demos. Before I knew it, we were recording our first album and the rest is history. ,
- Jazz followed a non-vegetarian diet.
- He was an ardent animal lover and had a pet dog named Cove.
- Jazz enjoyed drinking occasionally.
- He once performed at the Royal Albert Hall to raise funds for the charity of Afghanistan.
- They performed live in the presence of Prince Charles at the annual ceremony for the Richest British Asian Awards held at the Natural History Museum in London.