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]

a new Trudeau opera

Just found out that Canada's unofficial poet laureate George Elliott Clarke (winner of the recent Trudeau Foundation Fellowship, sort of Canada's MacArthur "Genius Grant") and myself were just commissioned by Harbourfront Centre in Toronto to write a new jazz-influenced opera on the life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada's former Prime Minister. We're both very excited, as it will give us an opportunity to particularly focus on the Trudeau who was instrumental in bringing to the country Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, one by-product of which was the country's current brisk multi-culturalism.