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Ed Jackson

Ed is an accomplished saxophonist & active jazz player on the NY & International scene. Ed Jackson's dynamic sound encompasses both the tradition and future of jazz. His versatility enables him to move within the various styles of jazz while at the same time maintaining a unique sound and direction.

Ed Jackson's wide range of styles is evident in the musicians he has worked and recorded with which include Roy Haynes, George Cables, The Fatback Band, Melba Moore, Bobby Watson Big Band, T.S. Monk, The Jackson Brothers Quartet, Illinois Jacquet, Weldon Irvine, The Count Basie Band, Donald Blackman, Bernard Wright, Jaki Byard, Ran Blake, Sam Rivers, Tom Varner, Ty Stephens and SoulJaazz, . He is also the founder of the world renowned 29th Street Saxophone Quartet, an internationally acclaimed group he has extensively recorded and toured with.

Ed has recorded four CD’s as a leader. He also can be found performing regularly with his group the Ed Jackson Quartet at his own Jazz Club in Queens, NY called the Jackson Room. In fact his most recent CD Live was recorded at the Jackson Room.

Ed is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and received the Selmer Company Award for Outstanding Saxophonist.




A Hoot - Fred Jackson

A Hoot - Fred Jackson

Source: Riffs on Jazz by John Anderson

Tenor sax man Fred Jackson released only one album as a leader, but it was a fine one. Jackson got his start playing in Little Richard's band in the early 1950s. Later, he toured with rhythm-and-blues vocalist Lloyd Price, who was most famous for the single “Stagger Lee," and he also recorded with B.B King. In 1961, Jackson appeared on Baby Face Willette's Face to Face for Blue Note Records. His inventive playing on this album - he uses the ...


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


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