T-Bone Mo Music & Film Works Productions proudly presents Independent Recording Artist Trumpeter Doug Jackson
Jackson’s archives include his first CD First Breath which consists of original smooth jazz compositions and memorable cover tunes. Jackson’s second CD titled Stowaway (on the Mothership) consists of funky original compositions. First Breath and Stowaway have both had airplay on KZKO’s “A Funk Above The Rest” hosted by The Funktologist Skip Reeves and “The flavor of Jazz Cuisine” hosted by Charles Dottson. Jackson also has a tune of inspiration called “Peace and Love”. Also Jackson’s CD’s can be purchased through this website or CDBaby. Click on the music tab where you can review and purchase CD’s and individual songs right now!
Doug Jackson has been performing, learning, and honing his craft for as long as he’s been alive. Growing up in Colorado, his stand-out, visionary talents became apparent early in his life. He won the Denver East High School Outstanding Music Award in 1973. After High School, Jackson went on to perform and record professionally with such legendary musicians as, the late Soloman Burke (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
inductee, Grammy Award recipient), and the late Joe Bonner, mentor, teacher and friend (who played with such stand-outs as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Max Roach). Jackson enrolled at Knoxville College in 91 and studied full-time through 92 (Music Performance). Jackson went on to win acceptance into the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston) in 92 where he attended through 94. Berklee being the Alma mater to such famous alumni as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock (to name a few), Jackson learned with, played with, and further grew with the best, brightest and most talented musicians in the world.
In 94 Jackson toured the Middle East where he performed for the troops for the USO / Department of Defense. Upon returning to the states, Jackson put together a 5-piece jazz show band called The Untouched, which he fronted and gigged with for two years.
In 96, Jackson moved to Detroit where he performed with (among others) renowned sax player the late James Payton as a guest artist of James Payton and Impact 7. The band performed to big crowds at popular events, such as the Coachmans Blues Festival and the Deli in the Alley, hosted by Wayne State University. Poet, Wardel Montgomery Jr., from Detroit used Jackson’s recordings as the sound track for his poetry video. As always, Jackson continued to passionately write, polish and perform his own material.
Jackson moved to the Southern Tier of New York in 98 where he continued to work on honing his craft and offer private instruction. In 99, Jackson recorded First Breath: his first independent full-length album. The work was arranged by jazz all-star and long-time friend Joe Bonner, who also played piano on the recordings. The album was a triumphant success and a living testament to the diverse talents, genres, moods and styling’s in Jackson’s arsenal.
Jackson vacationed in Denver later that year. However, when the regional media learned of the Colorado natives return to the area, he was promptly pursued and interviewed by The Denver Weekly News (and featured on the publications cover) and by radio celebrity Rodney Franks on KUVO. Shortly thereafter Jackson was asked by CAM Productions in Denver to perform, that show was another triumphant success.
In 2010 Jackson started recording his second CD titled Stowaway (on the Mothership). All the compositions on this CD were written, arranged and composed by Jackson. This CD introduces FUAZZ; where the FUnk meets the jAZZ. Stowaway was reviewed by Howard Dukes of the world wide music publications SoulTracks (www.soultracks.com/Doug-Jackson-stowaway-review). Dukes gave Stowaway a “highly recommended” review.
Jackson returned home to Denver in 2011. He has made leaps and bounds since returning. Jackson’s Stowaway CD release party was held at the renowned nightclub Jazz@Jack’s. Jackson performed at the Democratic Delegates Fundraiser on July 20, 2012. The Colorado Music Buzz magazine did an article featuring Jackson in December 2014. He also played at the Rendezvous Session in 2014 which was a pre-Five Points Jazz Festival performance that featured the best performers at the Festival. Jackson performed at the 11th Annual 2014 Five Points Jazz Festival. Jackson has also played at the CU Denver showcase in 2015 for artists and musicians. He also did a live radio interview with Jenine Santana on station KUHS on January 7, 2016. He also did a solo performance at the legendary Roxy Theater, Denver CO in February 2017 sponsored by Afton, LLC.
Jackson received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Colorado Denver in Music Entertainment studies with an emphasis on Business, May 2018.
Jackson’s first cinematic short subject film project, also done in 2018 titled “Colfax Theme” can be viewed on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-_rYyvQwyw&feature=youtu.be
Completed his third CD titled Distance and Time. It will be available on CDBADY (www.cdbaby.com/dougjackson2)and this website in the near future.