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]

Chris Howes interview plus more updates

Just had a typically extended and detailed talk with violinist Christian Howes about his fascinating life as promoter, violinist, composer, bandleader, and also as someone who has had a rather unorthodox path to success, surviving even a stint in prison to become the compelling artist he is today. Chris is also heavily featured on my new Justin Time CD "Serenity", available for pre-order (for those who haven't already done so) by signing up for one of the 2006 "Serenity" Recording Participant Offers.

As is often the case when Chris and I get together, we went on for quite a long time, and so I'll be posting some of the content as part of my regular and freely available Living Jazz Podcasts (#14 - watch for it here soon), and the rest (particularly the things pertaining more specifically to my new Serenity CD) to all of those of you who have signed up for any of my (currently four!) Participant Offers (with more Offers on the way). Coming soon - A Complete Musician Participant Offer covering: the compositional process, thoughts and lessons on solo piano technique, improvisation and more. 

So lots coming up and lots already there - I encourage you to check back often and explore my Participant Offers by going here.