Jean Ferreira is an Artist, Producer, and Founder of City Life Org and City Life Records

Artist, Producer, and Founder of City Life Org and City Life Records. Jean was born in Brazil, grew up, and is based in Manhattan NYC, he started his Music Career DJing at his 15-year-old party in 1989. After dedicating most of his life as a Professional Bodyboarder he retired from sports and founded his News Outlet City Life Org in March 2020, and his Record Label City Life Records in May 2023, he released his first original track "Manhattan (feat. Jean Ferreira)" in collaboration with City Life Org, and released his first album "House of Jean" featuring 10 original tracks on December 2023. Jean's currently working on his second album, he released a few tracks already and plans to release the album by the end of 2024.

Jean went to University for a Bachelor's Degree in Economics at UFPB(not graduated) in Brazil, and he went to college for an Associate's Degree in Business at Hostos CUNY(not graduated) in NYC. 

He was a Professional Bodyboarder from 1988 to 2013, in January 2001 he was invited to represent Brazil in the Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship, to stay for 3 months on the North Shore of Oahu/HI, and go back to Brazil to continue with his higher education and Bodyboarding competitions. 

In April 2002 he came back to the US to visit Miami and New York City for the first time, he fell in love with NYC and went back to Brazil for personal reasons. 

On September 26, 2003, he came to New York City, where he's been living since then. He lived in Harlem on 123rd St. and Lenox Av for the first two years, In 2004 he was the Overall East Coast Pro and Master Bodyboarding Champion in Kitty Hawk, NC.

In 2005 he moved to the Upper West Side on 95th St. and West End for a short time, and then he moved to the West Village on Jane St. and Washington Ave also for a short time, In the same year he went to Huntington Beach, CA to win the Master at the Bodyboarding US Open, and he went to Virginia Beach to win the Pro and Master at the East Coast Bodyboarding Championship. When he came back to NYC he moved to the Upper East Side on 80th St. and 1st Av where he lived for 2 years until he moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 2007 to pursue his career in Bodyboarding for 6 years.

Jean moved back to NYC in 2013 to live at West 44th St and 8th Av in Hells Kitchen, one year later he moved back to the Upper West Side on Broadway and 98th St. where he lived for 4 years. In 2018, he moved to Brooklyn and lived there until the end of the pandemic. In 2021, he moved back to the Upper West Side on Amsterdam Ave. and 95th St., where he's been living since then.

Jean considers himself a New Yorker because he learned how to be independent and live on his own here, over the years, he was a successful Pro Bodyboarder but also he had to work as a construction worker, housekeeper, driver, delivery guy, dishwasher, busboy, waiter, bartender, host, maitre d', and manager to keep up with the cost of living in the city, but he learned that there's no other place he will rather be and Manhattan is where he feel the joy to be alive and thriving.

"I founded the City Life Org in March 2020. When the pandemic hit us in April/May 2020 and New York City shut down, the City Life Org was the only thing I had to keep me busy. It was very hard to see the city that I love like a ghost town. At that moment I realized that I have a mission to serve the public with accurate news about City Life to bring joy to everyone who reads it and help them to keep moving forward during the pandemic, then I decided to launch the website to post articles, essays, and press releases about the things that I love the most: arts, culture, entertainment, education, technology, business, food & drinks, health, beauty, fashion, sports, travel, and environmental advocacy. A couple of months later I checked our Google Analytics to see that people from all over the world were visiting the City Life Org website every day, and a lot of people started to follow our social media pages, so all those things combined just motivate me to keep going strong with the organization. I never missed a day since I launched the website and now I dedicate myself full-time to the City Life Org mission. We are a one-person organization at the moment, I made our digital platform all by myself, and I keep it updated every day, We don’t have staff yet, but I count on the help and support of our contributors who send me articles, essays, and press releases to post daily. I’m very attached to details and excellence, so when you’re on the City Life Org website expect to see all commas, dots, paragraphs, images, etc. in the right places, and if you see that something is missed please let me know, I’m going to fix it the right way. I have many ideas and projects inside our organization, all to be launched at the right time, for now, I just think about the City Life Org 24/7, to make it the best experience for our readers. I’m very thankful for your support, and I promise to do the best I can to fulfill the City Life Org mission." - Jean Ferreira

In April 2023 Jean became a Marquis Who's Who in America Honored Listee, his biography is available at Marquis Biographies Online, and also on the 2024 Marquis Who's Who in America Book coming up.