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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LIVE PERFORMANCE AUDIO EXAMPLES

"GIANT STEPS" (from Tribute to Coltrane performance)
 

On Sept. 23/16 I was excited to return to Edmonton's historic Yardbird Suite after many years to play with some fantastic Canadian musicians: saxist Jim Brenan, drummer Jonathan McCaslin, and bassist Rubim DeToledo,  in a special Tribute to John Coltrane concert in honor of what would have been his 90th birthday that weekend. Here's an excerpt from our (highly deconstructed!) interpretation of "Giant Steps"!: