A Tribute to Jazz Artist Dave Jackson of the Jackson Bros Quartet
On Saturday April 27th, 2013, there will be a musical commemoration to the jazz luminary Dave Jackson by the Jackson Bros Quartet. Dave Jackson passed away recently and his brother Edward Jackson, and the talented Jackson Bros Quartet will carry on their scheduled jazz set in his honor.
Dave Jackson was one of the areas most accomplished jazz musicians. Some even believe Mr. Jackson was one of the world’s foremost bass players. Therefore, he was a highly sought after bass player and jazz historian. Dave played with extraordinary jazz bands and greats like Sonny Rollins, Sonny Fortune, Illinois Jacquet, The Count Basie Orchestra, Jaki Byard, Gloria Lynne, Al Hibbler, Helen Humes, Duke Jordan, Dorothy Donegan, Ahmad Jamal, and Ruth Brown among many others. He also performed or recorded with Kenny Burrell, Weldon Irvine, Roy Haynes, Jimmy McGriff, T.S. Monk and Dakota Staton. He was one of the two founders of the eponymous quartet the Jackson Bros. He will be greatly missed.
Dave Jackson’s younger brother Edward Jackson, and the Jackson Bros Quartet, will perform in his honor at the attractive neighborhood jazz hall built by Edward Jackson: Jackson Room. Jackson Room is located at 192-07 Linden Blvd, in St Albans, Queens, New York.
Edward Jackson, a prominent entrepreneur in the South Queens tax services industry, is also an acclaimed alto sax player. Edward Jackson, is a graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, joined his father’s tax firm after college - however music is his passion.
Ed has played with groups like the pioneering 29th Street Saxophone Quartet which he also founded, Roy Haynes, The Fatback Band, Melba Moore, T.S. Monk, Illinois Jacquet, Ty Stephens and Souljaazz, Weldon Irvine, The Count Basie Band, Donald Blackman and many others.
Edward is also known as an artist with the talent to play various styles of jazz very well while maintaining his own unique style. The amazing Carlton Holmes is on piano and the energetic Steve Johns on drums round out the quartet.
There will be two shows on Saturday night: 1. the first show is from 8 pm to 10 pm; and the second show is from 10 pm to 12 pm.
If you like jazz or good music and would like to support it in a positive atmosphere in South Queens come on out Saturday night and see the Jackson Bros Quartet perform at Jackson Room. For more information on the Jackson Bros Quartet or Jackson Room visit the website at: http://www.jacksonroom.com/