Amateur Night at the Apollo, May 9, 2012. D.D. Jackson is a Juno Award-winning jazz pianist/composer whose work spans 12 albums featuring almost entirely original material. Jackson has performed all over the world with his groups and has recorded with some of the most distinguished names in jazz and beyond such as – saxophonists David Murray and James Carter, violinist Billy Bang, percussionists Mor Thiam and Mino Cinelu, bassist Richard Bona, flutist James Newton, drummers Jack Dejohnette, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Hart, Cindy Blackman, Questlove from “The Roots” and more.
An alumnus of the prestigious Lehman Engel BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, Jackson's theatre work includes the operas "Trudeau: Long March/Shining Path" and "Quebecite," based in part on his African-American father and Chinese mother. As a film/television composer, he recently composed music for the show "The Wonder Pets," "3rd & Bird!" and the "The Ocean Room." Jackson is also a faculty member at Hunter College and the Harlem School of the Arts in New York, where he teaches courses in Jazz and Popular Music. Visit ddjackson.com for more information.