Currently Jason Jackson teaches Jazz Trombone at The Juilliard School and has been one of the busiest and most respected trombone players in New York City since settling there 25 years ago. In addition to the two years he spent touring the world with Ray Charles not long after his arrival Jason is the lead trombonist in the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band for the past decade. On Mondays, his off-nights from playing in the pit bands of such Tony Award-winning Broadway productions as The Color Purple, Wonderful Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Motown the Musical, he has been a member for the past 10 years of the Grammy Award-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard. He also teaches part-time at City College of New York, performs about once per month in a group he co-leads with his wife, vocalist Rosena Hill Jackson, and even finds time to occasionally sit in at jam sessions. Inspiration was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studio A in Hollywood and at two studios in New York—but mostly at his and his wife’s Hill Jackson Family Music Studio in their South Orange, New Jersey, home, with Jackson himself serving as recording engineer—the CD features Jackson at the helm of a full orchestra with strings horns and rhythm.
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