Ed Jackson 


Ed is an accomplished saxophonist & active jazz player on the NY & International scene. Ed Jackson's dynamic sound encompasses both the tradition and future of jazz. His versatility enables him to move within the various styles of jazz while at the same time maintaining a unique sound and direction.

Ed Jackson's wide range of styles is evident in the musicians he has worked and recorded with which include Roy Haynes, George Cables, The Fatback Band, Melba Moore, Bobby Watson Big Band, T.S. Monk, The Jackson Brothers Quartet, Illinois Jacquet, Weldon Irvine, The Count Basie Band, Donald Blackman, Bernard Wright, Jaki Byard, Ran Blake, Sam Rivers, Tom Varner, Ty Stephens and SoulJaazz,  . He is also the founder of the world renowned 29th Street Saxophone Quartet, an internationally acclaimed group he has extensively recorded and toured with. 

Ed has recorded 4 Cd’s as a leader. He also can be found performing regularly with his group the Ed Jackson Quartet at his own Jazz Club in Queens, NY called the  Jackson Room.  In fact his most recent CD “Live” was recorded at the Jackson Room. 

Ed is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and received the Selmer Company Award for Outstanding Saxophonist.

Ed Jackson’s Quintet


Wild, exultant bursts of swinging that explode into contained cacophony and an evocation of the insistent, shuffling riffs that were the propulsive basis of the Harlem “jump” bands of the 1930’s and 40’s.
— The New York Times
Blowing forth steamy hot cool jazz
beyond human description.
— Kamau Austin, Southeast Queens Scoop


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