Newly signed to US label Dot Time Records, British songwriter vocalist and pianist Theo Jackson writes inventive, thoughtful songs.
“Before I even had a piano lesson I was trying to write songs. I would sit at our keyboard at home and poke at the keys; I would work out patterns and fit words and melodies”.
His forthcoming release is largely a collection of Jackson’s original tunes.From “Bella’s Coming Home” – the tale of a young girl returning home after having run away – to “Shoeless and the girl”, many of his thoughtful songs are based on his observations of people while living in London.
Theo is an exuberant and often eccentric and unpredictable live performer. He has appeared at the UK’s most prestigious jazz venues and festivals, works alongside many of the most exciting young musicians in the country and has toured internationally.
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“Listen out for Jackson’s beguiling songwriting skills
delivered via his strong earthy vocals and alluring
Time Out London
“One of the most interesting composers and vocalists to
emerge on the British scene in recent years, Jackson can
flit between ballads and rapid-fire scatting in the blink
an eye.” The Daily Telegraph London
“One of the leading lights in the new wave of British
artists. Both creatively and technically Theo Jackson is
ahead of the game.” Jazz FM Live