Tyrone Jackson

The name Tyrone Jackson is quickly becoming synonymous with the quintessential jazz piano player. His boundless creativity coupled with subtle accompaniments, has Tyrone poised for national recognition. Born in the New Orleans’ cradle of jazz, Jackson embod- ies the spirit of the Crescent City. The blends of jazz, funk and afro-carribean melodies are ever present in his work. But of course, musicians are never solely influenced by themselves. Jackson’s teachers are a virtual Who’s Who of great jazz piano players ranging from Ellis Marsalis, Kevin Bales to gospel legend Moses Hogan. In addition to his composition skills, the jazz wonder is most known for his compelling solos. Jackson’s improvisational skills allow him to become a part of the song whether he softly highlights ballads or tears through fast-paced stan- dards. Jackson has performed with Earl Klugh, Melba Moore, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Wes Anderson, Greg Dawson, Jennifer Holliday, Karen Briggs, Clay Jenkins, Russell Gunn, David Sanchez, Damaris Carbough, Russell Malone, Marcus Miller along with opening for Esperanza Spaulding, Gerald Albright, Spyro Gyra and the Crusaders, and Chaka Kahn. He also toured Italy and Austria with the UNO Jazz Band; toured Brazil with Michael Ward ; Opened for. Toured Thule,Greenland and performed with FutureMan (Roy Wooton) in Mableton, Ga. His latest CD “Another Voyage” is his second solo release and first CD with label Hot Shoe Records. His songs are currently played with much acclaim to worldwide audiences on XM 70 Satellite radio. Jackson was also featured in Jazziz Magazine and selected articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Currently Tyrone Jackson is a professor at Kennesaw State University where is the artist in residence and teaches a muriad of classes including: Jazz Improvisation II & III, Applied Jazz Piano, Group Jazz Piano. Musical Education: University of New Orleans (Undergrad) Studied privately under Ellis Marsalis (renowned father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis) and Mary Ann Bulla (classical); Jackson received his Master Of Music Degree from Georgia State University (Kevin Bales–teacher) Music Philosophy: “We must remember that playing music is an extension of ourselves. Every experience that we’ve had, and will have, will eventually trickle into what we play and how we play.” from http://www.tyronejackson.com

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