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]




  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. WithKygo”: The Tonight Show, (arranged his composition “Stole the Show” and played shaker). April/16.

  • John Lennon 75th Anniversary Birthday Concert, on  the AMC t.v. channel (with The Roots), Dec./15.
  • The CBS Early Show, CBS television, as part of a feature on the Harlem School of the Arts. Dec. 28, 2011.
  • The Jimmy Fallon Show, NBC television, with “The Roots”. Dec. 6, 2011.
  • The Signal, CBC Radio, “Trudeau: Long March/Shining Path” (my opera), excerpts (scheduled: October, 2010)
  • Canada Live, “Jagged Little Pill: A Tribute to Alanis Morissette”, Ottawa, Canada, broadcast Nov. 27, 2008
  • In Performance, broadcast of Québécité , CBC Radio, October 10 2003
  • D.D.: the Little Brother” CBC Radio Sunday Edition, April 13, 2003
  • Jazz Cafe - recording of the D.D. Jackson Trio live in Vancouver, B.C., CBC Radio, recorded June 25 2002
  • D.D. Jackson Trio on National Jazz Awards, CBC Radio, February 2002
  • Studio 2, TV Ontario, interviews/performance: D.D. Jackson solo, December 2002
  • the D.D. Jackson Group on Live at the Knitting Factory, BET on Jazz, originally aired Dec 2000
  • Macedonian t.v. broadcast, Bluiett/Jackson/El’Zabar in Skopje, Macedonia, October 2000
  • Japanese t.v. broadcast, D.D. Jackson Group in Osaka, Japan, September, 2000
  • Studio 2, TV Ontario, interviews/performance: D.D. Jackson Group, June 2000
  • Israel t.v. broadcast, D.D. Jackson/Chris Potter in Tel Aviv, Israel, February 2000
  • In Performance, CBC Radio, recorded at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa, Canada, originally aired October 1, 1999
  • Studio 2, CBC Radio, duo concert with David Murray recorded at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, February, 1998
  • Jazzset with Branford Marsalis, National Public Radio: broadcast of  Detroit Jazzfest performance, originally recorded August 1997
  • Marian McPartland’s PianoJazz , National Public Radio, originally taped November 1997
  • In the Key of Eh! Canadian Jazz Piano – feature on D.D. Jackson and his Trio, Bravo T.V., originally aired December 1996
  • “Jazz Cafe”, CBC Television, the D.D. Jackson Trio in Vancouver, Canada, originally recorded June 1996
  • German t.v. broadcast, live from the Leverkusen (Germany) Jazz Festival, “Violin Summit” with Billy Bang, Stephan Grappelli and Jean-Luck Ponty, Fall 1993