Mr. Verdejo-Rocha is a professional DJ and proprietor of the successful Blue Diamond Events company, based in Columbia. A self-trained DJ who grew up in South-Central LA, he was on the scene as the west coast explosion of DJing and MCing took off. These art forms are pillars of hip hop culture, which is an important part of Jabberwocky’s programming. Mr. Verdejo-Roche has an exhaustive knowledge of music, years of experience running a business, a creative interest in mixing, and a touch for reading the crowd. Last year his business was the recipient of the BBB torch award for ethics. He is an excellent artist-teacher and role model for students at Jabberwocky.