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Jazz Jackson was portrayed by Jon St. Elwood.


Jazz Jackson had one brother, Tyrone Jackson.

In 1984, Jazz's younger brother Tyrone, a law student, arrived in [Genoa City]] and became reacquainted with his brother. Shortly after arriving in town, Tyrone investigated the activities of Genoa City's local organized crime family, headed by Mr. Joseph Anthony. The mob boss ordered his henchman, Jazz, to kill Tyrone, unaware that Jazz was working undercover with Tyrone, and further unaware that Jazz was Tyrone's brother. Though the men had their differences, Jazz couldn't kill his own flesh and blood. To save both of their lives, Jazz took the corpse of a man whose face was damaged beyond recognition and fooled Anthony into believing that the body was Tyrone's.

Meanwhile, Tyrone (who was a black man) used heavy theatrical make-up to disguise himself as a white man and infiltrate Anthony's organization. Under the alias "Robert Tyrone", he quickly became one of Anthony's most trusted advisors. No one else was aware of the ruse except Jazz, Tyrone's former girlfriend, Amy Lewis, and private investigator Andy Richards. As part of his cover, Tyrone romanced Anthony's daughter Alana Anthony who was unaware of her father's criminal activities. After Alana fell in love with "Robert", her father insisted that Robert marry her. With Tyrone's help, Jazz and Andy managed to gather enough evidence to dismantle the organization, but their investigation was discovered by Anthony, who ordered their deaths.

Tyrone broke his cover and convinced one of Anthony's men, "Kong", to help him save Jazz and Andy. The police rescued the two men and brought Anthony to justice, but not before "Robert" and Alana were married. A shootout ensued and Anthony was killed. Because his assistance saved Jazz and Andy from certain death, Kong -- whose real name was Nathan Hastings -- was granted immunity from prosecution.

In 1986, Jazz left town.