I'm often asked how Tu-Can Jamz came about, not the company, but the name.
What's the story behind the bird?
It's simple really...
When I moved to Raleigh to attend college I took time off from being a DJ and concentrated on my studies and life as a student. Anyone that has ever spun the ones & twos will tell you that you can walk away, but it's always in your blood. Following college, the urge started to burn again so I started having 'ideas', one of which was an identity. Back in my days of being a club DJ, one of the big cuts of the time was Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two.
It was one of my pick songs to get the crowd pumped. The 'it takes two' theme led to the rise of 'two can', morphing into Tu-Can Jamz. My girlfriend at the time tried to talk me out of the hyphen and use Tucan, but without, I felt the message was lost. So that's how Tu-Can Jamz came to be.
It only seemed natural to use the iconic tropical bird as the logo centerpiece, so as they say, the rest is history.