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Paul Jackson Jr.

g, *1959 US, Los Angeles
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Paul Milton Jackson, Jr.

Guitarist, but also bass, keyboards player and producer Warning Not to be confused with jazz bassist Paul Jackson (2). Born on 30.12.1959 in Los Angeles (USA) One of the most wanted L.A.-based session guitarists during the '70s and '80s. Has worked for The Temptations, Gerald Alston, Bobby Womack, Luther Vandross, Patrice Rushen, Jacksons, Pointer Sisters and many more ... He has also released some solo records with Atlantic at the end of the '80s and other, more smooth jazz oriented, in the beginning of the new century on Blue Note. -------------- Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. joined "The Tonight Show Band" in 2010 with Musical Director Rickey Minor. Jackson began his career in entertainment at 7 years old while acting on numerous television shows, commercials and films such as "Good Times" and "The Sting." At age 12, Jackson started playing the guitar. He joined the family band that included his siblings, his mother, and good friend Cornelius Mims. When he was 18, Jackson broke into the Los Angeles studio scene and has since contributed his talent to such artists as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, The Crusaders, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Koz, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Bobby Brown, Steely Dan, Chicago, The Temptations, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Jewel, and Barry White. He remains one of, if not the most recorded guitarist in history. Jackson's television credits include "American Idol," NBC's "America's Got Talent", "The Grammys", and "Celebrity Duets." He was the composer for the TV shows" "Martin" and "Townsend Television" and composed music for the movie "Undercover Brother." Paul was also the musical director for the NARIS Icon Awards. In addition, Jackson also boasts an impressive solo career that includes six CDs, the first of which received a Grammy Award nomination, and a #1 single at jazz radio. Jackson resides in Los Angeles.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Drums
  • Bass
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Rock

Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Stories From Stompin' WilliePaul Jackson Jr.2016Album
Lay It BackPaul Jackson Jr.2008Album
Still Small VoicePaul Jackson Jr.2003Album
The Power Of The StringPaul Jackson Jr.2001Album
Never Alone: DuetsPaul Jackson Jr.1996Album
A River In The DesertPaul Jackson Jr.1993Album
Heaven Must Be Like ThisPaul Jackson Jr.1993Single
End Of The RoadPaul Jackson Jr.1992Single
Why You Wanna Trip?Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Jackson1991Album
My ThangPaul Jackson Jr.1990Album
Make It Last ForeverPaul Jackson Jr.1990Album
This Love's On MePaul Jackson Jr.1990Single
Out Of The ShadowsPaul Jackson Jr.1990Album
Quiet Storm SamplerPaul Jackson Jr.1988Album
Let's Wait AwhilePaul Jackson Jr.1988Single
I Came To PlayPaul Jackson Jr.1988Single
I Came To PlayPaul Jackson Jr.1988Album
To The CurbPaul Jackson Jr.1988Album
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