Andrew Jackson is an acclaimed Juno-nominated, ECMA award winning, trombonist and composer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His versatility and unique sound have made him one of the Maritimes first-call players. He is an artist constantly exploring new sounds and not afraid to blend genres.
Jackson keeps a busy playing schedule with many groups spanning a variety of styles: Rock and pop groups: Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble, Erin Costelo, Unidentified Funk Object, as well as jazz and funk: The New Bridge, Anteater, The Chronos Band, The Blakey Project. Andrew has also established himself as a prominent part of the Canadian improvised and new music scene, performing with many nationally and internationally renowned artists including: Jerry Granelli, Pierre-Yves Martel (MTL), Phillipe Lauzier, Trevor Watts (UK), Veryon Weston (UK), Evan Parker (USA), Upstream Music (NS) and SuddenlyListen. Jackson is also an emerging composer and arranger, having completed works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and big band.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music from the Humber College, where he had the opportunity to study with some of the finest musicians in the country, including Al Kay, William Carn, Pat Labarbera and Mike Downes. While attending Humber, Andrew had the opportunity to perform with a “who’s who” of jazz such as Chris Potter, John Clayton, Terence Blanchard, Bob Mintzer, and with legendary bassist Dave Holland.