Carrie Jackson is considered one of the most consistently interesting singers in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and is one of the top Jazz artists around today performing classical performances of Jazz favorites, soulful sultry Pop, Blues and poignant mellow Gospel. She combines Jazz originals, standards, Pop/Blues tunes and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that’s inspirational and original.
Carrie began her musical career when she was 6 years old singing in the children’s choir at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. She studied piano and voice with Howard “Duke” Anderson, teacher, composer and arranger. She is a protégé of Duke’s artistry and learned the music business from him. Under Duke’s tutelage she became an accomplished seasoned singer as well as band leader. As a young adult Carrie worked as a featured vocalist with Duke Anderson’s Big Band. She also studied voice with Inez McClendon, Nadine Herman and Winston Hughes. Her voice training and natural talents are evident that the voice is indeed the first instrument.
“Carrie’s wonderful low range, total command and interpretation of lyrics and an amazingly quick ability to run beautiful variations on a theme are gifts that have been possessed by only one or two artist’s that I can think of-certainly Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.” -John Hoglund, Back Stage
Jazz & Blues in the Loft
Get your groove on at the Jazz & Blues in the Loft concert series. Hear world-class artists from the region in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft. Cash bar available.
Jazz in the Loft is curated and hosted by Lee Boswell-May.
Blues in the Loft is curated and hosted by Mike Griot.
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