TYRONE JACKSON | website
The name Tyrone Jackson is quickly becoming synonymous with the quintessential jazz piano player. His boundless creativity coupled with subtle accompaniments, has Tyrone poised for national recognition. Born in the New Orleans cradle of jazz, Jackson embodies the spirit of the Crescent City. The blends of jazz, funk and afro-carribean melodies are ever present in his work. Jackson’s teachers are a virtual Who’s Who of great piano players ranging from Ellis Marsalis, Mary Ann Bulla to gospel/classical legend Moses Hogan. As a composer, Jackson has composed original music for Pulitizer Prize winning author Natasha Tretheway’s book of poems “Native Guard” turned into a theatrical play at the Alliance Theater. Jackson has also composed for Pearl Clege’s play, “Tell Me My Dream” and this past seasons success story, “Ethel”. Jackson has performed with Steve Turre, Larry Carlton, Carmen Bradford, Earl Klugh, Melba Moore, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Greg Dawson, Jennifer Holliday, Karen Briggs, Clay Jenkins, Russell Gunn, David Sanchez, Russell Malone, Marcus Miller along with opening for Esperanza Spaulding, Gerald Albright, Spyro Gyra and the Crusaders, and Chaka Kahn. He also toured nationally and internationally with the UNO Jazz Band, Michael Ward, and FutureMan (Roy Wooton). His latest CD “Melody in Nede” is his third solo release. Jackson was also featured in Jazziz Magazine and selected articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Currently he is a professor at Kennesaw State University where he is Lecturer of Jazz Piano and teaches a myriad of classes including: Jazz Improvisation I, II & III, Jazz Combo, Applied Jazz Piano, Group Jazz Piano and History of the Blues.