Ms. Carrie Jackson & Her Jazzin' All Star Ensemble swings and performs the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Louis Satchmo Armstrong, Miles, Coltrane, Diz and the Great American Song Book.
Carrie attributes her vocal style of singing to her mentors, the Great Ladies of Jazz, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington, and Carmen Mc Rae, but, Carrie truly has a Jazzin' style that is uniquely her own. She has a sound that is honey laden, soulful , sultry, and sings a pop, and blues tune that has a poignant mellow sound; her timing is right on and the subtle twists and turns in her phrasing make her that comparatively rarity, a real jazz singer with a great Sound!!. Carrie is dedicated to preserving this unique jazz music culture and encourages an awareness of it's history through music appreciation and understanding.
Ms. Jackson is a native Newarker' who honed her early talents in Newark, the Jazz Mecca of New Jersey. Carrie studied piano and voice with Howard Duke Anderson, teacher, composer, arranger and also performed with Duke's Big Band for many years. Her voice training and natural talents are evident providing for classical performances in Jazz & Pop favorites. Ms. Jackson rekindles thoughts of Newark's great jazz history when it had more than 200 jazz spots and great artist's were in great demand to include Wayne Shorter, Woody Shaw, James Moody Hank Mobley, Ike Quebec and Sassy Ms. Sarah Vaughan.