Ginger Jackson
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Ginger Jackson

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Band R&B Jazz


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The best kept secret in music


"Ginger Jackson Ghetto-Bourgeois Review"

September 6, 2004

Ginger Jackson "Ghetto-Bourgeois"
R'n'B is in a poor state. Even in a worse state than Rap and that is truly messed up. That's why Ginger's album is even more a breath of fresh air. With influences that go from Soul, Rap to Jazz, she's couragous enough to re-interpret and re-write "My Favorite Things" (if my knowledge serves me right), to create one of the most exciting songs on here. But that's only one of many. And if anything, her voice does sound rather young. And only the sweeter for it. More information on -

"Industry Jump Off"

Ginger Jackson and Elixir did it again taking 1st place in the Industry Jump Off, September 21st, 2004. This venue placed Jackson and her band in front of industry judges...through the assistance of Sonic Bids. - J Music Group

"Ginger Jackson Ghetto-Bourgeois Review" Spotlight
October 14, 2004
Written by Craig Chapman

Ginger Jackson "Ghetto-Bourgeois"

Hailing from Hollywood, California is Ginger Jackson. Her new CD is entitled ?Ghetto-Bourgeois?. She describes this collection as, ?an
exciting collision of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul music to bring out the dual nature in all of us?.

Ginger is true to her word, as this project is a mixture of styles that will keep your attention. ?Roc Wit Me? is a hot party jam with serious commercial potential. ?Walking?, and ?Free? have nice beats that compliment Ginger?s poetic lyrics.

With vocal styling similar to Erykah Badu, Ms Jackson is at her best on
?Scorpio Man?, ?Silence?, & ?Searching?. Ginger displays her eclectic, jazzy blues side on ?Cool Out?, and ?Another Side Of Heaven?, which samples the classic ?My Favorite Things?.

?Ghetto-Bourgeois?, could be the start of something big for lil? Ginger
Jackson. -

"Ginger's First Online Interview"

Interviewed by Mike Ashley
October 15, 2004

Check out what Ginger's views are on the indie scene. How she got into music, her background and her ideas on where she will go in the future.

- Life and Soul Promotions

"Live Show Clips"

Thanks to The Industry Jump Off Showcase for posting clips of myself and my band ELixir on their website.

Please view @: - Ginger

"CD Interview"

Please take the time to enjoy the album intro "Gintro" which includes The Poetess from 100.3 The Beat Los Angeles. - The Poetess 100.3 The Beat LA

"John Lennon Songwriting Contest"


(Entered June 18, 2001)

(Special thanks to Larry McGahey)

Share and Bam Ross are the big winners for their song 'Sparkle Star' in the Rock Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. They've won a $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year prize!

Other winners this year were:

Song Title: "Moments With You"
Songwriters: Gran Torino
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

World :
Song Title: "By Day, I Am Small"
Songwriters: Vered Harai Wetzer; Merav Roth
Home Town: Tel Aviv, Israel

Song Title: "America Jones"
Songwriters: Sean Sullivan
Home Town: New York, NY

Rhythm & Blues
Song Title: "Cool Out"
Songwriters: Marie "Ginger" Jackson
Home Town: Riverside, CA

Song Title: "Anoche Sone"
Songwriters: Rafelito Marrero
Home Town: Miami Beach, FL

Song Title: "Yosemite"
Songwriters: Rain Perry
Home Town: Ojai, CA

Song Title: "Adam’s Lullaby"
Songwriters: Carl Gregory
Home Town: Austin, TX

Song Title: "Crossroads"
Songwriters: Fred Thaler; Robin Schwarz
Home Town: New York, NY

Song Title:
"What Some People Throw Away"
Songwriters: Tom Paden; Kelly Shriver; Phillip White
Home Town: Nashville, TN

Song Title: "Thesis"
Songwriters: EMPC (Sean Corwin & Reaction)
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

Song Title: "X"
Songwriters: Steve McGuire (Nexis Starcy)
Home Town: Griffin, IN

The winner of the $20,000 grand prize was chosen by a committee which included
Elton John, Wyclef Jean, Joan Osborne, 98º, Carlos Santana and Amy Grant.

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest Educational Tour Bus was at the Hall of Fame during this past week continuing its mission to provide first hand learning opportunities through workshops on board the state-of-the-art mobile recording facility. The bus is built with the support of Maxell, Yamaha, Guitar Center, Shure, Aphex Systems, Alesis, MediaForm, Furman Sound, Wave Digital, Neutrek, D’Addario, Iomega, Tascam, Canopus, MC2 magazine, and other sponsors.

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for 2001 is accepting submissions currently through September 28, 2001. Not only can applicants log on to to learn more about the contest and to get application information, for the first time, they can upload their submitted material on

"Radio Interview"

Listen to a live interview Saturday, September 12th @ 2:00pm for a live interview with host Karamel of Liberation Radio (87.7 FM). Not in LA can listen online @:

Karamel says that Ginger is, "a sista who truly has something to say about this world and this industry," and goes on to say, "Ghetto-Bourgeois is a new cross-culture that has not been discussed in America yet." - Karamel of 87.7 FM Liberation Radio

"African Marketplace Encore Performance"

When African Marketplace called for the band to play for the closing day of their festival, my band Elixir and I were honored. Little did we know that they were so impressed with our presentation, that the MC announced us as a group that was going to the top. He also announced me as an up and coming star. That truly humbled me. Quotes from their reference letter will be up soon. - Ginger Jackson


Ginger Jackson Ghetto-Bourgeois

Thanks to, Ghetto-Bourgeois was just nominated for best R&B album - Just Plain Folks Award 2006 along with "Walking" for best R&B song.

Ghetto-Bourgeois has been nominated for a 2005 Independent Music Award sponsored by MRG, Musicians Atlas and Borders of the judges include Ms. Erykah Badu herself.

The song "Walking" from the well celebrated debut release Ghetto-Bourgeois was selected as a finalist in the John Lennon Song Writing Conest 2005.


Feeling a bit camera shy


From the ranks of Jazz, to the ranks of songwriting to the ranks of Soul, Ginger Jackson has had a beautiful up and down rollercoaster in life which has led her to her debut release Ghetto-Bourgeois. Like the herb with which she shares her name, Ginger has many healing qualities. For those suffering from the musical flu spread by flash instead of talent, Ginger is the perfect remedy. Or if music that soothes the soul is your cup of tea, then Ginger is all you will need. Blessed with a timeless voice that impressively pays homage to legendary singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Ginger borrows from the crazysexycoolness that has made the best of this generations artist stand out. As a singer, songwriter and even arranger, Ginger is much more than a pretty voice; like Erykah Badu, India.Arie and Jill Scott, shes an artist. Yeah shes sensitive about her music. So sensitive that she puts her all in every line she breathes to life. Whether she is "Coolin Out" or pleading "I don't wanna let you go," Ginger shows that life is bittersweet. Now with her debut release, she gives you that perfect mixture of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul music to release an array of emotions and sounds that have touched us all at one point in our lives.

Ginger's Musical journey started in a private elementary school in Marina Del Rey, CA, where music theory was taught in the classroom. From there she involved herself in the school choir, which grew into her taking piano lessons. Even though Ginger was not the best singer in school at the time, she played at many recitals and regional competitions where she scored superior marks. Ginger's real singing experience began when her parents moved the family to Riverside, CA and enrolled her in public school. Ginger arrived at the perfect time because they were holding auditions for the spring musical where they auditioned every child in the classroom. Ginger sung her heart out at the audition, received the lead role in the musical and won popularity from her teachers and most importantly from her peers at her new school. Throughout her adolescent years, Ginger was a success singing in church, community events, weddings and also school choirs. High school was where Ginger fell in love with Jazz music. The advanced singers sung in the Jazz Ensemble and went to competitions. As a matter of fact, Ginger won Best Soloist at Fullerton Vocal Jazz Competition the same year that her Jazz Ensemble swipped the first place trophy. In high school Ginger also represented Riverside nationally in the NAACP ACTSO competition. As high school was winding down, Ginger accepted an invitation to tour Europe with a National Honors Choir. From there, she was off to start a new journey in college.

With a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Jazz from the Universtiy of Southern California (USC), Ginger took lessons with greatness in life's classrooms such as 5th Street Dick's and The World Stage in the Leimert Park District. By pouring herself into her scholastic and life studies, Ginger enhanced her natural gifts with technical proficiency. Free from formal studies, Ginger began to embrace contemporary forms of music, including Hip-Hop. She even started to write and compose her own songs. In 2000, she won the grand prize for her song, "Cool Out," a mid-tempo smooth groove, for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the R&B category. "Cool Out," even found a home on Julio G's famous Battle of the Beats on the then LA station 92.3 The Beat. To Ginger's surprise, "Cool Out" won three nights in a row. The traditional jazz world has also rewarded Ginger's talents; in 2000, she was also selected to participate in Betty Carters renowned Jazz Ahead Program, where she performed live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In 2001, she showcased her talents at BRE, one of the music industry's longest-running conferences. Now after many years of hard work, she is introducing herself to the public with her debut album about experiences of love and life.

Citing diverse influences like vocalists Denise Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby McFerrin, alternative artists like Bjork and Maroon5 as well as jazz musicians like Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Joshua Redman, Ginger is determined to carve a niche of her own. "The future of music needs to move forward from what we know now. Futuristic music is going to be a mesh of all music nomenclatures," Ginger predicts. The real music revolution is in full swing and Ginger is stepping to the forefront of the battle. One listen and you know that Ginger, not only heals physical ailments; through sound, this Ginger, brings music to the ears and to the soul. Now we present to you Ghetto-Bourgeois; Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul music to bring out the dual nature in all of us.