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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A conversation-based podcast by, for, and about composers, their lives, and the creative process, hosted by New York City-based, Emmy Award-winning composer and jazz musician D.D. Jackson. In each podcast, Jackson explores what it means to be a composer and talks to notable artists both in and related to the field, including fellow composers (with a particular emphasis on those writing for film, t.v., and other media), arrangers, orchestrators, producers, and film directors. More info on D.D. at: http://ddjackson.com

EPISODES:

An interview with New York-based, Canadian-born composer, lyricist, performer, music director, teacher (and more!) Allison Leyton-Brown. Among our subjects are:

- the benefits/challenges of "cold calling" as a form of networking

- the potential merit of pursuing diverse musical pathways vs. trying to be more specialized

- our experiences writing for the PBS Kids show "Peg + Cat"... and more!

Visit Allison's website at: http://www.allisonleytonbrown.com

My website: http://ddjackson.com

Music featured in this episode:

 

OPENING MUSIC: ("Hopes and Dreams: Main Section and Conclusion" from my "Suite for New York")

CLOSING MUSIC: "Peg+Cat - You Can Count On Me" (music by D.D. Jackson)

MUSICAL EXAMPLE #1: "Peg + Cat - The Thermometer Song" (Allison Leyton-Brown)

MUSICAL EXAMPLE #2: "Luck Ran Out" (Allison Leyton-Brown)

MUSICAL EXAMPLE #3: "Jagged" (Allison Leyton-Brown)

MUSICAL EXAMPLE #4: "Hamilton Musical Podcast - The Room Where It's Happening (End Credits)" (Allison Leyton-Brown) 

 

Why a new podcast by, for, and about composers and related artists. 

 

Music featured in this episode:

OPENING MUSIC: ("Hopes and Dreams: Main Section and Conclusion" from my "Suite for New York")

CLOSING MUSIC: "Ma Mere L'Oye" (originally a solo piano piece by Ravel, with my added string quartet arrangement commissioned originally by Questlove for his Philly Paris Lockdown Concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia)