Kevin Jackson
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Kevin Jackson

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFM

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
Band R&B Jazz

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May
15
Kevin Jackson @ Magooby's Joke House

Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States

Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States

Mar
18
Kevin Jackson @ Baltimore Soundstage

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Feb
18
Kevin Jackson @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Kevin Jackson is a guitarist, bassist, and producer from Baltimore, Maryland, with over 25 years in the music business. Jackson has been influenced by many jazz, rock, funk and R&B musicians ranging from Marcus Miller, James Brown, Hiram Bullock, Sting, The Edge, John Scofield, Robin Ford and Keith Urban, to name a few. A self taught musician, Kevin's diversity of musical styles has set him apart from many other local musicians. From contemporray and straight ahead jazz, R&B, spiritual, classical Spanish to rock and more, the varitey of music Kevin creates never ceases to amaze his audience.

Over the years, Jackson has recorded and performed with national R&B artists such as Jennifer Holliday, Faith Evans, Chico DeBarge and Maysa. Locally, he has worked regularly with vocalists Marc Evans, April Sampe, and the ensemble Marcell and The Truth. Earlier this year, he was a guest guitarist at the NEA Award Concert in New York City and served as Music Director for A Whitney Houston Mother's Day Tribute at home in Baltimore. Twice, Jackson has been invited to serve as Musical Director for the all female band, Les Femme Totale.

Playing both guitar and bass guitar, Kevin currently teaches music in various Baltimore County schools and for private students. In 2011, Kevin was hired by The Hippodrome Foundation to teach guitar to young people in its special after school program.

Performing and recording extensively as a "side man" over the years has afforded Jackson the ability to hone his craft; he is now, in 2014, seeing the pursuit of his solo dream come to fruition. His first solo CD, Stories in Color, debuted in May 2012 to great critically acclaim and features his own compositions, as well as a few special guest vocalists and spoken word artists. Selections from the CD are played regularly on WEAA FM and a few internet stations on the East Coast. - Maryland State Arts Council


April 11, 2015 at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center in Baltimore, MD.

Guitarist/Bassist Kevin Jackson has been riding high since the release of his first CD, “Stories in Color” in 2013. Sold out performances at DC’s Blues Alley, Murphy Fine Arts Center and front and center with nationally renown vocalist MAYSA and on the Main Stage at the 2014 ARTSCAPE, confirmed his spot on the ‘someone to watch’ chart. In this more intimate setting, “KJ” will be up close and personal, performing tunes from “Stories in Color,” talking about his musical journey, sharing his creative process and more.

Enjoy a special night out, getting to know Kevin Jackson in the intimate surroundings of Eubie Live! at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. A new musical experience in Baltimore.

This is the second concert in the NEW ARTIST SERIES at Eubie Live! - evensi


Kevin Jackson is a guitarist, bassist, and producer from Baltimore,
Maryland, with over 25 years in the music business. “I’ve always loved
music,” reminisces Jackson. “My earliest memory is when I was 13 and my mother would take me to all these gospel quartet groups in
Baltimore. I eventually went on to tour with the Singing Disciples and
haven’t looked back.”

Jackson has been influenced by many musicians ranging from Marcus Miller, James Brown, Dean Brown, Sting, The Edge, John Scofield, Robin Ford and Keith Urban, to name a few. "Number 1 on the list is, Hiram Bullock, without a doubt,” quips Jackson. “His ability to play all genres is amazing, but to still have his sound behind it is awesome. That’s talent.” - Blogtalk Radio


“Home is Where the Heart Is” featuring MAYSA & Kevin Jackson

Fundraiser to support 1st time Homeownership in Baltimore City/County & Harford County

Join Baltimore’s own Grammy-nominated artist, MAYSA, and classmate, Guitarist, Producer, and Singer, Kevin Jackson, as they unite for a charity funderaiser supporting homeownership, presented and hosted by THE WOMEN’s CHALLENGE, INC., a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The Park School of Baltimore | Meyerhoff Theater

2425 Old Court Rd | Baltimore, MD - North Baltimore Patch


Discography

Serenity- Written by Kevin Jackson: Kevin Jackson - acoustic guitar; Kentrell Harris - keys | Shine- Written by Kevin Jackson and Kentrell Harris: Kevin Jackson - bass& guitar; Kentrell Harris - synth bass, keys, & drum programming | Step With Me- Written by Kevin Jackson: Kevin Jackson - guitar; Kentrell Harris - synth bass & keys; Will Allen - drum programming; Heather Marable - lead and background vocals, Jarell Johnson - background vocals | All About You- Written by Kevin Jackson: Kevin Jackson guitar; Kentrell Harris - synth bass & keys; Will Allen - drum programming; Brandon Johnson, Candi-Bleu, Heather Marable - vocals | Its Alright- Written by Mya Chance: Kevin Jackson - guitar & bass; Kentrell Harris - keys & drum programming; Heather Marable - lead vocals & background vocals |

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Guitarist, bassist, and producer, Kevin Jackson from Baltimore, Maryland has recorded and performed with artists Sheila E., Jennifer Holliday, Maysa, Oli Silk, Chico Debarge, and international talent Kenny Wesley.

In 2015, Jackson released “The Mirrored Truth,”. The album and song "Favorite Way" was considered for a GRAMMY nomination for best traditional R&B album of the year and best traditional R&B song of the year.

Jackson’s first CD, “Stories in Color”, debuted in 2012. That same year, Jackson was featured artist at the legendary Blues Alley in Washington DC, and was the opening act on the main stage at Artscape, Baltimore’s premier outdoor concert event, opening for Anthony Hamilton.

Jackson’s mix of acoustic renditions, rock, contemporary Christian, Jazz, and soulful R&B, offers something for every taste. On stage it’s easy to see this is where he is most comfortable. Performing is truly where Jackson comes to life thru his music and his band.

Jackson says “The best is yet to come as long as GOD is in control and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to wake up doing what I love.”



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