The Russell Jackson Band

The Russell Jackson Band

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Driving,intense,drum and bass,searing guitars,jam out,rock out ,funky-blues and to honor the tradition of the blues down in the roots blues and jazz influences are also in the mix. An awesome blend of blues,funk and jazz fused combined with world class talent and professionalism. 21st century blues.

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Biography

Russell Jackson played bass for B.B. King's band for eight years or so.He left the B.B.King Orchestra to attend the prestigious Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles where he studied electric and acoustic bass. Later in 1987 Russell would go on to form the highly acclaimed rhythm section known as Silent Partners.Russell toured and recorded with artists such as Charlie Musselwhite,Matt"Guitar"Murphy,Katie Webster,Sonny Rhodes,Kenny Neal,Lucky Peterson,Willie Nelson as well as headlining dates with Silent Partners. Russell later relocated to Vancouver where he formed the Russell Jackson Band.In 1994 the group recorded The Alley Man CD on the StoneBluz Label. In 1996, the music video Show Me The Door was released on the Bravo! Network in the U.S and Canada. 1998 was an busy and exciting year for Russell finding time between tours to sit down and write his own distinct brand of Blues culminating with the release of the album Becoming Blue in 1999.Russell's most recent release(June2007) Have Mercy features Russell's distinct and indentifiable brand of music.
All of Russell's cds have all received critical acclaim.
It is his purpose to honor the tradition of the blues blending in a contemporary component of high energy funk and jazz.
Drummer Theo Brown has an impressive background as well performing with notable performers such as Randy Brecker,Luther Allison,Bernard Allison,Johnny Copeland,Shemekia Copeland,Michael Coleman,Andrew"Jr.Boy"Jones,Janiva Magness,Taj Mahal,Sonny Rhodes,Bernie Worrell.
Russell Jackson and Theo Brown also played on Kenny"BluesBoss"Wayne's 2006 Juno award winning cd "Let It Loose" on the Electro-Fi label.

Discography

Russell Jackson Discography:
1994 The Alley Man
1999 Becoming Blue
2007 Have Mercy

Appears On:
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
88TH & Jump Street (2002)
Dave Thompson
Got To Get Over You (2006)
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Let It Loose (2005) 2006 Juno Award Winner(Canadian Grammy)
Kenny Neal
Walking On Fire

B.B. King
Blues D'Azur

Set List

Mostly original material. Set lengths run a minimum of 90 minutes.