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Javon Jackson

Javon Jackson was born in Carthage, Missouri and raised in Denver, Colorado. Music captivated the young Javon who was exposed to some of the greatest musicians in jazz through his parents' record collection. Gene Ammons and Ahmad Jamal were early favorites. As he matured, Javon soon became captivated by the work of Sonny Stitt. Stitt, known for his prowess on both the alto and tenor saxophone, was considered one of Charlie Parker's most avid disciples early in his career but later developed a distinctive voice of his own. Like so many other horn players today, Stitt's music inspired Javon to pick up his first saxophone, an alto, at a young age.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Sep24Sat Javon Jackson
Attucks Theatre
Norfolk, VA
8:00 PM
$20.00

Albums

Now
Now
Palmetto Records
2007
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Have You Heard
Have You Heard
Palmetto Records
2005
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Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Palmetto Records
2003
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[no cover]
Pleasant Valley
Blue Note
1999
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[no cover]
Good People
Blue Note
1997
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[no cover]
A Look Within
Blue Note
1996
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