D.D. Jackson

I am a two-time Emmy Award-winning composer, and Juno Award-winning jazz pianist and educator. As a composer, I specialize in writing, arranging, and producing memorable, custom-made music for t.v., film & other media. I consider myself an "artistic problem solver": I strive to get to the essential conceptual truth of what the client is looking for - and to express it in a creative and supportive way. [READ MORE] or [BIO]

Duo sessions

Just wrapped up a "marathon" 3-day session of duos with: Santi Debriano, Ray Anderson, Hamiett Bluiett, James Carter, Don Byron, Jane Bunnett, Hugh Ragin, Billy Bang and David Murray for my next album - well, actually, next TWO albums, since it'll be released probably as two volumes. Recorded some 22 tunes in 3 days, most of them my own, but also a couple by Hugh, the great trumpeter often heard in David Murray's Octet, and a couple of free improvs "jointly composed" with Ray Anderson. On the whole quite pleased; now the "hard part" of sifting through the takes, deciding on an order, and handling various post-production chores. First volume should be out in the spring, on Justin Time Records. Excited because it gives me a chance to make a statement about artists I consider truly at the cutting edge, with powerful, original voices...