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]



I had the pleasure of doing a series of annual solo piano concerts at the Barrie Jazz Festival over several years covering a wide range of musical subject matter. Here are some excerpts from one such concert, entitled "Canadian Inspirations" - my take on the music associated with or written by Canadian artists, plus a couple of originals from what was originally my "A Canadian in New York" suite, commissioned by Celebrate Brooklyn. Also included at the end are a couple of tracks I recorded for CBC radio in tribute to fellow Ottawa native Alanis Morrissette: