David Jackson, Trombone
David Jackson was featured soloist at several recent engagements, including performances at Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Music at Gretna in Mt. Gretna, PA, and with the Ann Arbor Concert Band. He was also guest soloist with Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, both in Los Angeles and at the MidEurope Festival in Schladming, Austria. Other recent solo performances include the Interlochen World Youth Wind Symphony and with the Idyllwild Festival Wind Ensemble at Disney Hall in Los Angeles.
In addition to these performances, Jackson recently performed master classes and recitals at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the University of Minnesota, UCLA, California State University-Northridge, and Pepperdine University.
An advocate of new music, Jackson has commissioned and performed the world premieres of numerous works for the trombone. He also has performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Fort Worth Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, and the Spoleto, Italy Festival Orchestra. A respected chamber musician, Jackson has performed with the Galliard Brass, the Music of the Baroque, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek.
Jackson recently served as an adjudicator for the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and the National Young Artist Competition. He has also served as a panelist for the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Jackson is Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Michigan. He also has been a faculty member at Baylor University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Toledo. He is a member of Chicago’s Fulcrum Point New Music Project. In the summers, he teaches and performs at the Hot Springs Music Festival and the Idyllwild Arts Festival. He is a Conn-Selmer artist and clinician.
David Jackson is generously sponsored by Jane and Jerry Conway for the 2014-2015 season.