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]


 It was a busy day of schmoozing as part of the Manhattan Producers Alliance. Manhatpro is an organization of high-end engineers, composers and producers active in the film/t.v. worlds. I've been part of this world now for over a year and a half and have been having a blast. Almost immediately from joining, I got a gig writing music for the Little Airplane children's t.v. show "3rd & Bird!" (BBC Worldwide), and, eventually, also wrote 4 episodes of their recently 2nd-Emmy-award-winning show "The Wonder Pets" (on Nickelodeon). Through a contact I made with the Wonder Pets, I landed a job writing the entire underscore for the 2nd season of a Canadian show called "The Ocean Room". All 3 shows are playing in various markets throughout the world, but I'm particularly excited that all 3 will be running this fall in my native country of Canada on television - if you're there, be on the lookout! At any rate, Manhatpro has set up a booth at the annual Audio Engineering Conference, and so I spent part of the day helping out at the booth, attending the Manhatpro seminar (designed, in part, to recruit new members), and going by their mixer at the Westin hotel, where I met lots of interesting people.