What does Sinatra, Ellington, Gershwin, and Jobim and Earth Wind and Fire have in common… the renderings of their musical compositions by Keith M. Jackson. Keith has traveled the U. S. and Africa, sharing with the world his silky, smooth styling’s of tunes from the great American songbook, Broadway and contemporary inspirational tunes.
Raised on the sound of Motown, and big band from his father’s collection, Keith’s training as a jazz keyboardist and a student of classical voice allows him to satisfy the musical palate of many music lovers. The versatility of Keith’s One Man Band has afforded him the opportunity to perform consistently in a wide range of venues around the globe.
Your Heart Knows the Way
From student of song to teacher of tunes, Keith’s life has been engulfed and enriched with the sound of music. Keith produced, performed and recorded a music program, “Arm Your Child with Music,” . The recording is a multifaceted enhanced CD containing curriculum focusing on Kindergarten Readiness. View a clip
His concert performances and workshops include jazz, gospel, popular music and have included Jamaica, countries in Africa, ( Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa) as well as touring along the east coast including, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Maryland and Atlanta and also New Mexico and Texas. From his Cleveland base he has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Choral Arts Society, Karamu Community Theater, and the Gateway 105 Farmers Market are just to name a few.
A native of Cleveland, an educator, entertainer and professional musician, Keith M. Jackson embodies the power and universal language that is music.
Some of Keith’s favorites from The American Song Book and others
The Best Is Yet To Come
On A Clear Day
Take The A Train
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