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November 29, 2005

Canadian Jazz Pianist in New York

Written by
cindy mcleod

Gerhard Feldmann’s Bosendorfer New York is pleased to announce a special jazz piano ensemble appearance by Bosendorfer Piano Artist D.D. Jackson on Saturday December 3rd, 2005.

The Canadian-born, New York-based pianist/composer, performing on the Bosendorfer Imperial, will be joined by three very special guests: violinist Christian Howes, cellist/ trombonist Dana Leong and soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome as they play Jackson’s original compositions in preparation for an exciting new recording to take place the following week for Justin Time Records in conjunction with the innovative website Artistshare.com.

D.D. Jackson

A Juno Award winner, D.D. Jackson has toured the world playing his original music. He began his career playing with leading artists such as David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett and Billy Bang before going on to record 11 critically acclaimed CD’s as leader and co-leader, the most recent of which is Suite for New York (a meditation on the events of 9/11). Jackson also recently premiered his jazz opera Qubcit and will shortly began work on a new opera on the life of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau with librettist George Elliott Clarke. Jackson also writes a regular column for Down Beat magazine entitled ‘Living Jazz’ and does a related “Living Jazz Podcast”. www.ddjackson.com

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