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Chase Jackson


Chase Jackson has performed on multiple instruments throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia in ensembles ranging from modern jazz to funk, gospel, rock, fusion and electronic music. He has also performed with a number of masters including Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jevaughn Jackson, Steve Turre, Calvin Keys, Justin Faulkner, Leo Blanco, Jamey Haddad, Rufus Reid, Chris Thile and Gary Bartz.  In addition to the vibraphone, he regularly performs on marimba, bass, guitar and keyboards in a variety of groups including KNMDK, Wake The Wild and his own varied ensembles. Jackson is also an educator and performing artist with Ludwig-Musser Percussion, BlueHaus Mallets and K&K Vibraphone Pickups.

The Chase Jackson Quintet (CJQ) is comprised of five powerhouse young musicians: Chase Jackson on vibraphone and marimba, Alex Cummings on saxophones, Ian McArdle on piano and keyboards, Brandon Gaoiran on bass and Zaire Darden on drums. These young stars embody a forward leaning sound informed by both the traditional and modern schools of acoustic jazz. Though strongly rooted in the tonality of a classic small group, CJQ’s voice is distinctively its own, with a unique and extensive repertoire of original compositions.

Individually each member of the band has played at numerous internationally known venues such as Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s, Nighttown, Cliff Bells, and clubs throughout China and Japan.

Chase Jackson: Vibraphone/Effects
Kazemde George: Tenor Saxophone
Ian McArdle: Piano/Keyboard
Giulio Cetto: Bass
Mike Quigg: Drums

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