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RUSSELL JACKSON

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Russell plays electric and acoustic bass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edbQg5AaVPU Russell on acoustic bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdofxuAMgIE Russell Jackson Discography:

1994 The Alley Man 1999 Becoming Blue 2007 Have Mercy

Appears On:

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne 88TH & Jump Street (2002) Dave Thompson Got To Get Over You (2006) Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne Let It Loose (2005) 2006 Juno Award Winner(Canadian Grammy) Kenny Neal Walking On Fire

B.B. King Blues D'Azur Biography RUSSELL JACKSON Russell was born in Memphis TN, June 11th,1954. The began he long and successful career with the B.B. King Orchestra where he stayed for six and a half years. Russell has played in some of the most prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Oprey, Smithsonian Institute as well as the Moscow Theatre in the USSR in 1979. During the years in the BB King Orchestra, Russell had a chance to play with some of the music industries' greats as everybody sat in, toured, and played with BB. After BB King's band, Russell went to school to study music. He attended the Dick Grove School of Music and received an Associate Degree in Music. Later in 1987 Russell would go on to form the highly acclaimed rhythm section known as Silent Partners. Russell toured and recorded with artists such as Charlie Musselwhite, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Katie Webster, Sonny Rhodes, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Willie Nelson as well as headlining dates with Silent Partners. Russell later relocated to Vancouver where he formed the Russell Jackson Band. While living in Vancouver he joined forces with Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne, and recorded a Juno award winning CD. In 1994 the group recorded The Alley Man CD on the StoneBluz Label. In 1996, the music video Show Me The Door was released on the Bravo! Network in the U.S and Canada. 1998 was an busy and exciting year for Russell finding time between tours to sit down and write his own distinct brand of Blues culminating with the release of the album Becoming Blue in 1999. Russell's most recent release (June2007) Have Mercy features Russell's distinct and identifiable brand of music. All of Russellís cds have all received critical acclaim.

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