NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)?Jason Jackson

JJ: I was around 8

NBJP: If you could only own one CD what would it be?

JJ: The trombone master JJ Johnson, Art Tatum’s Capitol  recording of Willow Weep for Me, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Coltrane Blue Train…..oops, too many and I’m only getting started….

NBJP: You are a musician, is there another art in which you’d like to be accomplished?

JJ:  I like to draw. 

NBJP: What’s your favorite (G-rated) non-musical pastime?

JJ:  recording engineer

NBJP: Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer?

JJ: Beethoven, Ravel

NBJP: What inspires you creatively?

JJ:  Nature, love, music, life

NBJP: What word or phrase do you overuse?

JJ: Nice

PLUS ONE: When did you know that you wanted to be a professional jazz musician?

JJ:  I knew I wanted to be a musician by the time I was  about 11


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