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.



[3/5/2003] - Barnes & Noble online review of Suite for New York


D. D. Jackson has already displayed his formidable talents as a pianist on a series of strong recordings, including the exceptional duet sessions {|Paired Down, Vol. 1|} and Vol.2 But Suite for New York is an achievement of another order altogether. A project of orchestral dimensions, albeit without an actual orchestra, the suite utilizes a jazz septet fleshed out with a violin and cello -- and, on one track, a poet (David Gonzalez) who intones a work of his own. Jackson was deeply affected by the 9-11 tragedy, and his heartfelt emotion seeps into his expansive work. Portraits of Jackson’s adopted city -- he’s a Canadian by birth -- are evoked in sweeping music that makes great use, both individually and collectively, of such accomplished players as saxophonist James Spaulding, trumpeter Brad Turner, drummer Dafnis Prieto, and Jackson himself. With this recording, Jackson steps up to the plate as a truly multi-dimensional jazz music.

Steve Futterman, Barnes & Noble online