Tyrone Jackson

The name Tyrone Jackson is quickly becoming synonymous with the quintessential jazz piano player. His boundless creativity, coupled with subtle accompaniments, has Tyrone poised for national recognition. Born in the New Orleans cradle of jazz, Jackson embodies the spirit of the Crescent City. The blends of jazz, funk and Afro-Caribbean rhythm are ever present in his work. As a composer, Jackson has composed original music for Pulitzer Prize winning author Natasha Tretheway's book of poems Native Guard, turned theatrical play at the Alliance Theater. Jackson has also composed for Pearl Clege's play, Tell Me My Dream and this past season’s success story, Ethel. Jackson has performed with Steve Turre, Larry Carlton, Carmen Bradford, Earl Klugh, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Wes Anderson, Greg Dawson, Jennifer Holliday, Karen Briggs, Clay Jenkins, Russell Gunn, David Sanchez, Damaris Carbough, Russell Malone, and Marcus Miller. Currently Tyrone Jackson is a professor at Kennesaw State University, where he is Lecturer of Jazz Piano and teaches a myriad of classes including: Jazz Improvisation I, II, & III, Jazz Combo, Applied Jazz Piano, Aural Skills, Group Jazz Piano, and History of the Blues. Jackson is also a clinician and teacher for the Rialto Arts Jazz program for middle school and is a clinician for Clayton County Arts Association