D.D. Jackson

I am an Emmy Award-winning composer and Juno Award-winning jazz pianist who specializes 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.

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hear my solo piano performances at Alanis Morissette Tribute concert in Ottawa

Last month I participated in a unique concert put together by renowned CBC radio producer Alan Neal in honour of Ottawa-born pop megastar Alanis Morissette, in celebration of her induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The concept was simple: Alan brought together six different Canadian artists and had us each do our own, personal spin on Alanis tunes of our choice. For my performance, I decided to do an intentionally propulsive version of "Hand in My Pocket" and a more whimsical version of "Head Over Feet". Most compelling for me was the presence of Alanis's very down-to-earth, humble, and entirely "normal" parents, whom I had the pleasure to acknowledge after our grand finale version of her very first hit "Too Hot." [Go here to access the entire show on demand or click the individual song links above.]