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Last night at “Beautiful, The Carole King Musical”

Jason Jackson and Trevor Neumann in the pit at Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
Jason Jackson and Trevor Neumann in the pit at Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

My last night playing with trumpeter Trevor Neumann and the band at this incredible production of “Beautiful The Carole King Musical.”  I had a blast playing with the orchestra.  Thank you Jennifer Wharton for the opportunity.

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Beautiful, The Carole King Musical


I am appearing with the orchestra for “Beautiful” on Broadway tonight through Thursday at the Stephen Soundheim Theater in NYC. I get to play some of my favorite hits like “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.” It’s a great show.

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Monday night with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra


Monday night with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.  Join our weekly gig at the Village Vanguard.  We will perform the compositions of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others from our library of over 300 tunes!Village Vanguard, 178 7th Avenue South, New York, NY, 10014,  Sets 8:30pm and 10:30pm. Door open 7:30

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Music New Year's Eve

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Rosena and Jason Jackson



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Where did the New Years Eve gigs go?

I remember a time when I got called for two or three New Year’s Eve gigs.  I would inevitably have to help people find trombone players to make the gigs.

Fast forward to today. I got an email about a New Year’s Eve gig.  It was sent to several players with the thought that it might be hard to find someone quickly.  I replied to the email within seven minutes. I was too late.  I lost a New Year’s eve gig in seven minutes.  On top of that, the gig paid less than a club date!!!  Times have changed.

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Copyright

I wonder …. do most people feel they have a right to benefit from someone else’s intellectual property for free as long as they don’t get caught.  Or do most people know that it’s wrong and take advantage of a system that does not adequately protect a creators intellectual property?  #copyright #pirate #torrent #intilectualproperty

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Food Italien Food Recipe

Home Made Italian Pasta Sauce From Garden To Plate

Here I am taking a break from my performance schedule to cook home made Italian sauce and pasta with Grandma and Mom.  See the process from moms garden to the table.  Good cooking is passed down generation to generation.  As a professional jazz musician, I can appreciate the similarity of how Jazz is also passed on from generation to generation.

The video is set to music from my latest release “INSPIRATION.”

 

 

 

 

 

#itilianfood #homemade #pasta #inspiration #organicfood

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Holiday in by Irving Berlin tonight

Tonight I am performing with the “Holiday Inn” Orchestra on Broadway. The wonderful orchestrations are by Larry Blank. Don’t be fooled by his last name, there are no “blank” pages or bars for that matter in this book. 🙂

This is a delightful show with nonstop dance numbers (band playing!)  If you can catch it before it closes, I would recommend it.

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Public Transportation

I am a strong proponent of public transportation. I take NJ Transit into the city (NYC) as my preferred mode of transportation.

NJ Transit train to NYC

#njtransit #publictransportation

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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Preforming at my regular Monday show with the Grammy Award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in NYC. 

Director / John Mosca

Orchestra Manager / Douglas Purviance

Artistic Director / Dick Oatts

Composer in Residence/ Jim McNeely

Project Director / Thomas Bellino

Associate Producer / Migiwa Miyajima

TRUMPETS/FLUGELHORNS

Nick Marchione (lead)

Tanya Darby

Terell Stafford

Scott Wendholt

TROMBONES

John Mosca (lead)

Luis Bonilla

Jason Jackson

Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)

WOODWINDS

Dick Oatts (lead alto and soprano saxophones, flute)

Billy Drewes (alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet)

Rich Perry (tenor saxophone, flute)

Ralph LaLama (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet)

Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)

RHYTHM SECTION

Jim McNeely (piano)

John Riley (drums)

David Wong (bass)

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Low brass equipment

These are the horns I use:

  • Walter Sear Tuba,
  • Holton T181 Bass Trombone,
  • Bach 42 gold brass bell and nickel silver slide,
  • Minick Tenor Trombone (.500 bore)
From left to right, Walter Sear Tuba, Holton T181 Bass Trombone, Bach 42 gold brass bell and nickel silver slide, Minick Tenor Trombone (.500 bore)
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A Bronx Tale

Earlier tonight I joined the orchestra for “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway in NYC.  The book has a Trombone/Tuba double. I had a blast!!  What a great show and band. Looking forward to playing it again.

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Music

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone!

Jason Jackson

Rosena and Jason Jackson
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New York

Brooklyn 

The streets in Brooklyn have unmistakable character.  I took this pic as I came out of the subway.

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Slide Hampton and Bill Watrous on Cherokee

Personally I think Slide got the better of Bill this time.  🙂

 

 

 

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Music

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

I am performing today with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Orchestra!  Jingle BEllS all the way!!!  www.jasonjacksontrombone.com

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Jazz Trombone

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Dave Liebman Big Band 9/30

Dave Liebman Big Band

09-30-2014

Live at Birdland

Sets 8:30pm and 11pm 315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 http://www.birdlandjazz.com