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D.D. Jackson

D.D. Jackson is an award-winning jazz pianist/composer whose work spans 12 CD’s as leader or co-leader (including two for the major label RCA Victor/BMG) featuring almost entirely original material. His most recent CDs are Serenity Song (2006 Justin Time), Suite for New York (2003 Justin Time) (a meditation on the events of 9/11), and Sigame, a Latin-tinged work featuring drummer extraordinaire Dafnis Prieto. A member of the prestigious Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Jackson's theatre work includes an upcoming opera entitled Trudeau: Long March/ Shining Path on the former Canadian Prime Minister and the musical-comedy “Depressed, Depressed” written with Chicago City Limits veteran Carl Kissin. Jackson performs all over the world with his groups and has also appeared and recorded with some of the most distinguished names in jazz including saxophonists David Murray and drummer Jack Dejohnette. He is also an accomplished classical pianist and recently released a recording of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on Summit Records. Jackson also writes a regular column for Downbeat magazine entitled “Living Jazz” and maintains  the related “D.D. Jackson Living Jazz Podcast”. For more on D.D., visit ddjackson.com

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Author of "Living Jazz", Downbeat magazine, a column that has been running bi-monthly for 5 years covering all aspects of being a jazz musician in this day and age, from performance/composition, to business and everything in between and associated D.D. Jackson's Living Jazz Podcast"

Adjunct Professor, Long Island University; 2005-present

Private lessons (composition/jazz piano performance): 1990-present

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Suite For New York

Unknown label
2003

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Suite For New York CD

Justin Time Records
2003

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Sigame

Justin Time Records
2001

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Peace-Song

Justin Time Records
2000

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Rhythm-Dance

Justin Time Records
2000

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Anthem

RCA Records
2000

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