After relocating to Savannah, Georgia in 2004, Jackson became known throughout the southeast as an in-demand bandleader, composer, arranger, accompanist and educator. In addition to organizing several regional tours he has performed in concert series and festivals including an appearance as a featured guest with David Lugo and Latin Jazz Motion at the 2008 Savannah Jazz Festival. In 2009 Jackson became a Benedetto Guitars endorsing artist and in 2010 went on to record his first solo album, Song Noir, featuring saxophonist Jody Espina as co-producer and performer.
In 2011 Jackson made a bold move to Mainland China with his with his wife, vocalist/bassist Maggie Evans. After leaving a strong impression at a local jazz club, the couple was invited in 2013 for a six month engagement as the featured performers at JZ Huanglou in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, one of China’s most prestigious jazz venues.
Nicki Parrott (bass) – Nicki performs regularly on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City as part of the legendary Les Paul Trio. Nicki was Les Paul’s bassist and vocalist for over 10 years. In addition to performing at most of the world’s top jazz festivals, Nicki has performed with such jazz greats as Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Rebecca Paris, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Michel Legrand, Marlena Shaw, Mike Stern, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Scott Hamilton, Larry Carlton and Victor Wooten.
In 2012 Nicki released Sakura, Sakura (Spring), Summertime, Autumn Leaves and Winter Wonderland on Venus Records. Nicki’s 2008 CD release (Venus Records), Fly Me To The Moon and 2007 CD release (Venus Records), Moon River were voted Swing Journal Magazine Critic’s Poll, “Best Jazz Vocal Album.“ For more information on Nicki Parrott, please visit her website at www.nickiparrott.com