Born: April 3, 1976
Ali Jackson Jr. developed his talent on drums at an early age. After earning a degree in music composition at the New School University for Contemporary Music, he studied under Elvin Jones and Max Roach. He has performed and recorded with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., KRS-1, Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, Seiji Ozawa, Diana Krall and the New York City Ballet.
Mr. Jackson is also featured on the Wynton Marsalis Quartet's The Magic Hour (Blue Note, 2004). Mr. Jackson currently performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis Quintet, “phenom ensemble,” Horns in the Hood and leads his own Ali Jackson Quartet...