David Jackson

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David’s current work as an artist involves recording his own music and helping others realize theirs. Serving as a cultural/musical anthropologist, David helps sustain under-the-radar music, encouraging music’s power to influence and inspire, and archiving contemporary folk music.

David Jackson’s significant artistic activities, awards, and accomplishments include:

  • Bassist on Dave Alvin’s 2006 Grammy Award winning album “Public Domain”
  • Principal Comedian and Musician; The Andy Williams Show on NBC
  • Stage principal “A John Denver Holiday Concert”
  • Bassist for Bo Diddley
  • Composer of “The No-No” Song for Ringo Starr
  • Composer of the music to “Joy to the World” for Hoyt Axton
  • Bassist for John Denver
  • Bassist for Cher
  • Bassist on ” The Dillard and Clark Expedition” album
  • Bassist on “Delbert McClinton/Glen Clark” album
  • Bassist on Steve Young album’s
  • Best keyboardist; Club 88 Groupie’s Award

Recorded/toured with:
Jackson Brown, Gene Clark and Doug Dillard, John Denver, T-Bone Burnette, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Buffet, John David Souther and Glenn Frey in Bo Diddley's band (just prior to the formation of The Eagles), The New Christy Minstrels, Hoyt Axton Band, The B-52 Band, Linda Ronstadt, Leo Koetke, Daniel Moore, Joe Cocker, Peter Yarrow, Sonny Bono, Art Loboes House Band, Glen Campbell, Sonny & Cher, The Alpha Band, Melanie, The Naughty Sweeties, John Denver, Mood Indigo, Dwight Yoakum, John Davidson, Dick Sherman, Eddie Zip & Sweet Magnolia, Dave Alvin, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, New West, CowBop, John Reynolds Trio, John Jorgenson, Lisa Hayley and the Zydekats, Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, Van Dyke Parks, Jimmy Buffett, The Blue Notes, official “Twin Peaks” accordionist, The Association, Dave Sommerville’s Diamond’s, and The Celtic Tenors (see complete resume).

Relevant community involvement in the arts includes:
Active participation in the Jazz Masters Workshops, a non-profit music mentoring organization that brings master musicians to inner city youth and provides access to outstanding musical instruction and experience. David is also part of the Performing Artist roster of The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, Education Division (Los Angeles Unified School District) with Daughters of the Purple Sage and Friends. There he participates in Artist in Residency workshops in the LAUSD about the folk music of California in the 1800-1900s.

David’s goal today is to participate in and contribute to the broad community of those who wish to create and make music and to realize his own artistic concepts. Through his decades as both a musician and a composer in the heart of the LA music scene, David has devoted most of his career to being a realizer of others artistic concepts. He also was – and still is - the creator of music that stands strongly on it’s own merit.

StudioDave is dedicated to finding and nurture young and older talent that is keeping the family of music alive, and to making a strong contribution to holding the larger musical family together via his time, talent, perspective, and experience.

Email: davidpjackson@sbcglobal.net

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