Jesuit Jam 2019 at Gentile Arena is right around the corner and, in preparation of the festivities, Loyola’s Jesuit leaders have released their annual music video parody. The group chose a throwback jam with “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song this year.
The video features various members of Loyola’s Jesuit community dancing and singing at the Halas Recreation Center and the Madonna della Strada chapel while dressed as various characters from the hit 90’s TV show.
In recent years, the group parodied “No Problem” by Chicago-native Chance the Rapper as well as “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin and Willy William.
Video courtesy of the Loyola Jesuit Community
The 19th annual Jesuit Jam is scheduled for Jan. 30, and the purpose is to highlight Loyola’s Jesuit mission while also supporting the Ramblers’ athletics events and important causes within the Rogers Park community.
Free beanies will be handed out, starting when doors open at 4:30 p.m. T-shirts will also be available for purchase with proceeds going to help Centro Romero, an organization in Rogers Park that has provided help to immigrants and refugees for 30 years.
During timeout breaks, Jesuits and students will compete in various activities. Following the game, there will be free pizza in the Damen Den along with an opportunity to meet with Loyola’s Jesuit communities and groups.
The parodies created for the Jesuit Jam are just part of Loyola’s growing music culture. The Jesuit group even embraced the student-created “I’m a Rambler (Rambler Things)” by 2 Yung ‘Blers for their 2016 Jesuit Jam. The 2 Yung ‘Blers was a group created by former Loyola men’s volleyball players Nick Olson and Ben Plaisted.
The Ramblers are set to face off against University of Northern Iowa at 6 p.m. at this year’s Jesuit Jam. The game will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Chicago.