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Versatile and sophisticated jazz guitarist Ron Jackson has performed, recorded and taught music in over 30 countries. With a varied career as a performer, composer and arranger, Highlights include shows and tours with artists such as Taj Mahal, Jimmy McGriff, Larry Coryell, Benny Golson, Oliver Lake, Russell Malone and Mulgrew Miller. Ron has been featured as a leader in jazz festivals all over the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festivals and Winter Jazzfest, NYC. Born in the Philippines, lived in many states as a kid, then settled in Harvard, Massachusetts, west of Boston, Ron was initially influenced by rock guitar greats like Jimmy Page, before falling under the spell of jazz and following the style and career of jazz guitar luminaries like Pat Metheny and George Benson

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Article: Radio

Hot Lips Page & Ted Nash

Read "Hot Lips Page & Ted Nash" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The 675th Episode of Neon Jazz is focused on jazz guitar. We start the hour with Ron Jackson and material off his latest 2019 release Standards and Other Songs. We also hear from Pat Metheny, George Russell and Alvaro Rojas. As the 2020 pandemic continues to rage across the planet, we hear from modern jazz musicians ...

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Standards and Other Songs

Label: Roni Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Moon Dance; The Best Thing for You Is Me; Anytime; Lovely Day; Hard Times; Blame It on My Youth; You Are My Lady; From This Moment On; Passion Fruit; Pensitiva; More Than You Know; Somewhere in the Night.

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Article: Album Review

Ron Jackson: Standards and Other Songs

Read "Standards and Other Songs" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


Ron Jackson may have the bluesiest seven-string guitar in New York City. He peppers a carefully deliberate swing throughout every track on Standards And Other Songs, joined by Nathan Brown on acoustic bass and Darrell Green at the drum kit. As suggested by its simple title, the album is a collection covering a broad range of ...

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Article: Album Review

Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite

Read "Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Gregory Lewis aka Organ Monk, is an organ player with a uniquely grandiose and dramatic style that owes as much to a prog rock icon like Keith Emerson as to a Jimmy Smith. That was clear enough on his previous recording, American Standard where he played a selection of familiar pop standards. It's even more evident ...

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Article: Album Review

Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite

Read "Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Gregory Lewis has been fairly obsessed with the music of Thelonius Monk from a young age when he first started out performing Monk's repertoire on piano. So the adopted moniker Organ Monk seems appropriate. His move to the Hammond B3 was significant because the style he evinced is remarkably close to that of the late Larry ...

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Article: Album Review

Ron Jackson: Akustik InventYours

Read "Akustik InventYours" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


Guitarist Ron Jackson, known as a composer, performer, and educator in a wide range of contexts in his present headquarters of New York City, has enjoyed an adventurous life. Born in the Philippines to a military family, he moved many times as a child, music being his constant companion. Though now known for his work as ...

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Akustik InventYours

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Bucket Blues; Your Eyes; Excerpt of Tina Number III; Park Slope; Train to Groningen; Australian Love Affair; Old Dusty Road; Too Late; Calypso Party; Londonderry Air; In My Dreams; Barrington Tops; Going Bush; Ernestina; Jamaican Sunset.

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Article: Album Review

T.K. Blue: A Warm Embrace

Read "A Warm Embrace" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist and flutist T.K Blue's tenth album A Warm Embrace is an enchanting and elegant work with richly textured harmonies and captivating melodies. Even though not all of the tracks are strictly speaking ballads there is a sublime sense of poetry that runs throughout the record and is its prevailing and cohesive motif.The solemn ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Bluesy Brunch Starring Eileen Howard: Date Change, New Dates

Bluesy Brunch Starring Eileen Howard:  Date Change, New Dates

Critically acclaimed blues and jazz singer Eileen Howard and The West End Lounge announce the addition of more performance dates and a change of date for their popular Bluesy Brunch. The previously announced Saturday, May 31 date has been replaced with Sunday June 1, 3:30-5:30. In addition, the success of the concerty has prompted additional bookings: ...


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