Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

jesse jackson, a miami based street singer and songwriter makes people laugh, think and cry with his musical and poetic narratives. he loves what he does.

Biography

About Jesse Jackson:

If you have been in the Miami area recently...you may have noticed Jesse around town, playing a banjo, a cuatro, his sax, or tapping his foot which jingles, and always telling a story. Making Miami his home in the last five years, he has found a spot that has inspired him to create and share his music.

Born in Italy , in the province of Lucca in a small community – Comune di Camairoe, Jesse lived there until he was 8 years old and moved with his family to Wyoming . He found an interest in music at a young age, and took up the saxophone when he was 12. Being the son of artists – his father a sculptor/painter and his mother a songwriter – Jesse was always encouraged to be creative. He loved to paint and draw, and in his freshman year of high school he discovered jazz through his teacher/mentor Bud Cox. This led him to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where he formed a funk ensemble – The Jesse Jackson Project – and began to perform publicly as a leader and sideman. Leaving Berklee he headed to Las Vegas for a short stint, and began to fiddle with a new toy his mother had given him - his first guitar.

In 2000, he moved to Miami and spent the next few years writing songs, teaching himself to play guitar, piano, flute and an assortment of indigenous South American instruments that he had discovered (including the charango, cuatro, tres and more). His musical influences include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, The Beatles among other greats, and he's currently investigating Chopin and Motown.

For now you will continue to find Jesse peddling his quirky and insightful songs on the streets of Miami, travelling up and down the east coast with folk aritsts raffa & rainer, sharing his music with anyone who cares to listen. He is currently recording his debut CD.

Lyrics

Stain

Written By: Jesse Jackson

stain
copyright 2003
words and music by jesse jackson

thunder and lightning the sky's full of rain
but something inside just won't let me complain
i have your memory here in my brain
it's a beautifully filthy unbleachable stain

the look on my face i need not to explain
the possible reasons are perfectly plain
'twas mentioned to me as i boarded the train
my what a beautifully filthy unbleachable stain

the beach is a book and this phrase is a grain
a silly sweet melancholic refrain
i will repeat it again and again
my what a beautifully filthy unbleachable stain
beautifully filthy unbleachable stain
beautifully filthy unbleachable stain

well it's something that i can't conceivably feign
'twould be something from which i'd have nothing to
gain
except for these wonderful tears that remain...that
paint
this beautifully filthy unbleachable stain

the beach is a book and this phrase is a grain
a silly sweet melancholic refrain
i will repeat it again and again
my what a beautifully filthy unbleachable stain
beautifully filthy unbleachable stain
beautifully filthy unbleachable stain

Discography

Jesse is currently recording his debut CD.

Set List

75 minutes