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The following article/section is from the Storm Runner/Shadow Bruja continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

This is how the marking of time came to be. It was invented in this place. Then someone, no one knows who, created time, and the world began. Or at least the third version of it.

–Jazz explaining how time came to be in The Storm Runner.

Jazz is a Mayan giant who is friends with Brooks.


Jazz was born in Venice Beach to a family who worked for the hero twins. He lived on a house on Brooks Street.

When Brooks was young he would take her past his old house.

Storm Runner Trilogy

The Storm Runner

Brooks, his friend

Jazz is greeted by Brooks when she takes Zane Obispo and Hondo Obispo to his shop. He gives them passes to see the hero twins and informs them that the gods know of Ah-Puch. He says he will personally punch whoever freed the death god out of the Milky Way, not knowing he was right in front of him. The others save him when he is about to pass out. After Zane let slip he saw a tarot card reader that is invisible, he becomes suspicious of the boy. After Zane passes out they take him to his apartment above the shop. He suspects Zane is supernatural. When he wakes up the giant Zane a mug of hot chocolate that is deadly to non-supernaturals. He confirmed his theory and demands Zane tells him what he is. Brooks tells him he is a magician. He believes this and gives them formal wear to mask their physical insecurities and a scooter to get them to the twins.

Unknown to the three, he placed cameras in their enchanted clothes, however, they do not have audio. As soon as he spots trouble Jazz heads to the party, when he arrives he flings Hondo over his shoulder and leads Zane and Brooks to an aircraft manned by Franco. He leads them to his ship stacked with their supplies and they jump into the water and swim to it. He takes Hondo below deck and tells Zane and Brooks that they are heading to the Old World. When they reach the entrance, he asks Zane and Brooks for an item of theirs to open the gate. He confronts Zane as his cane opened the gate and the giant questioned him about his connection to the gods. Just then the walls start to crush them and he throws a raft in the water and takes Honda and Brooks with him. Jazz and others get back on board and he helps Brooks bandage Zane’s hand. He is told by Zane that he is godborn and quickly realizes Zane freed Ah-Puch. Brooks manages to calm him by saying he had to or she would be dead. Jazz calms down and goes with the others to find the lightning striker to train Zane. He takes them to the old meeting spot for the five most important deities in the Mayan pantheon before stopping to rest.

After Ah-Puch and Ixtab start to fight, he and Hondo charge into battle. He takes out three demons. When the gods arrive he and Hondo are taken away by Brooks and Quinn before Zane fights Ah-Puch.

After Zane defeats Ah-Puch, he and the others return to his shop, which he closes down to start a company, AGE: Advanced Giant Engineering.

The Fire Keeper

Jazz has been secretly sending Zane Obispo and Brooks information on Hurakan for months, he has also been under surveillance by the gods since Zane fought Ah-Puch. He liked to send messages inside produce items, the last time he sent a rotting avocado wishing them a Merry Christmas. Recently, he sent a homely bird to deliver a message in a coconut, but it fell in the ocean after Rosie, the hellhound, appeared and scared the bird.

Jazz is present at the execution of Hurakan.when he sees Zane Obispo, Ren Santiago, and Rosie covered in shadows. He gives a questioning look as if to ask about Brooks before Jazz moves in front of them to make them look like his shadow. This works until Chaac inadvertently triggers Rosie by saying “dead god”. After she goes haywire he snatches Ren away to keep her safe as Zane absorbs the fire. After the twins escape and the gods catch Zane and Brooks, he stands with the godborns and stays behind as they go to Xib'alb'a.

The Shadow Crosser

Zane sees him in a memory while walking through Chapat. When Zane, Brooks, Ren, Rosie, Adrik, and Marco go to 1987 to find the gods, they go to his old house to ask him for help, with plans to wipe his memory when the job is done. When they reach his house he sees them and he and his friends attack. Zane passes out and they take him inside. Brooks explains to Jazz how they are magicians and ask if he can sneak them onto the twin’s yacht. He is reluctant at first but he agrees to take them on his boat, Betty, and gives them Obi-Wan Kenobi costumes to wear, as the twins are hosting a Star Wars themed party. He takes them out and asks for proof that they are actually magicians, Ren controls shadows while Zane summons fire and Adrik tells him his future. He gets them close and they sneak on as Prince arrives. After they grab Tlaltecuhtli, who has the gods in her stomach, he speeds off with the twins coming in hot, but they manage to erase their memories of the encounter and make it to shore. Once they find Marco, Adrik erases host of his memories, with the exception of him invent the Demon Decintegration Flashlight.


Jazz is eight feet tall with a bald head and one grey eye with an eye patch over the other. He has one hoop earring and wears a plaid vest over a t-shirt, jeans, and flip flops.

In his youth, Jazz was an average sized boy with long blonde hair.


Jazz is a loving giant who cares deeply for his friends, however, he is willing to engage any enemy of himself or others.


  • Jazz has diabetes, this makes him the first diabetic character in both the main Riordanverse and the Rick Riordan Presents imprint.
  • He hates being confused with Sipakna, as the giant was giving the rest a bad name.
  • Jazz is apparently a very fast counter as he is able to quickly count all three hundred sixty-four steps on the pyramids in the Old World.
  • He is a fan of Guns N' Roses.
  • His favorite Star Wars character is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Storm Runner Trilogy
Books: The Storm Runner | The Fire Keeper | The Shadow Crosser
Main Characters: Zane Obispo | Brooks | Rosie | Hondo Obispo | Ren Santiago | Jordan | Bird
Secondary Characters: Mrs. Obispo | Antonia Caballero | Ixtab | Muwan | Quinn | Antonio Marcel De la Vega | Jazz | Louie | Marco | Adrik | Alana
Minor Characters: Mr. Ortiz | Pacific | Saqik'oxol | Abuelo Santiago | Clementino | Itzel | Fausto | Red Queen | Gee | Serena | Sipacna | Kip
Mayan Gods: Ah-Puch | Hurakan | K'ukumatz | Ixkik' | Bakab | Yant'o Triad | Nakon | Ixkakaw | Ixchel | Itzamna | Alom | Camazotz | Chaac | Akan
Mexica Gods: Tlaltecuhtli
Creatures: Demon Runner | Nawal | Alux | Demon | Giant | Hellhound | Mud Person | Ahuizotl
Related Content: Jennifer Cervantes | Shadow Bruja Duology | Rick Riordan Presents