Primary Instrument: Piano
Theo regularly plays some of London's most prestigious venues including the club that gave him his first break - The 606 Jazz Club. Theo's songs have taken their place amongst leading jazz artists Liane Carroll, Claire Martin and Ian Shaw at British publishing house Splashpoint and he has recently signed a publishing contract with Concord Music Group. His debut album - Jericho - was released in early 2012. He has toured the UK and appeared at Cheltenham and London Jazz Festivals. Theo takes inspiration from some great singers such as Andy Bey, Kurt Elling, Jon Hendricks and Mark Murphy. His writing is varied and is influenced by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Billy Strayhorn and Brian Blade. Equally comfortable when deliberating over the delicate lines of an emotional ballad or improvising fluent bop vocal solos, Theo’s style is very much his own.
One of Britain's finest jazz musicians and singers. Michael Wilson, JAZZ FM
Soulful, earthy vocal-led jazz from this impressive young singer with a powerful yet subtle voice, Jackson also has a knack of penning Stevie Wonder-esque originals that avoid the usual crooner clichés ... Jackson's one to watch out for. TIME OUT