Jackson Bunn

Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, Teacher

Bio

 

Jackson Bunn was born in Winston-Salem, NC November 27, 1962. He began learning songs from movies ,tv, and radio on the piano at age six. He studied piano and viola through high school in the Chicago area and graduated from Illinois State University. Jackson moved back to Chicago and formed his own jazz fusion group called ‘Wild Pitch’ in 1992 performing at the Park West theater opening for comedian Bernie Mack, and was the house band at the legendary 'Jazz Oasis,' jazz club. His band also performed pre-game music at home plate in Wrigley Field- home of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs…. woohoo!!



            In 1994, Jackson spent a year in Los Angeles performing with several bands and recorded with a prominent blues artist at the historic A&M records Hollywood. He also had the privilege of hanging out with his long-time friend and mentor-Russell Ferrante- Grammy winning keyboardist/composer of the jazz super group Yellowjackets!



After a short stint in Los Angeles, Jackson's family moved to Miami, FL where he recorded his original jazz project The Jackson Bunn Group-'Chosen Path.' They performed at night clubs and festivals throughout South Florida including City of Fort Lauderdale's Sunday Jazz Brunch, City of Hollywood art Circle Park, and opened for Bela Fleck at Sunfest West Palm Beach 1998. The cd received airplay on WLVE Love 94, WDNA, and WLRN. He performed at the 2002 Atlanta jazz Festival opening for legendary drummer, Roy Haynes. In early 2003, Jackson joined the popular South Florida top 40 band Pangea performing weddings, corporate functions, and night clubs for the past fourteen years. Having recently parted ways amicably with Pangea, Jackson is excited to announce that he will be performing with South Florida's premier horn band, 'The Brass Evolution!'  Please visit the page located on my website for more information...




Jackson is a featured keyboardist on saxophonist Wayne Gutshall's new smooth jazz release 'Spicy' due for an October 2017 release date!





Jackson is an active Grammy member and has his own jazz project, 'The Jacksn Bunn Group' where his cd ‘Chosen Path’ is available in the store or http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jacksonbunn



 


Jackson has also been a Miami-Dade Public Schools music educator form 2003-present teaching elementary/middle school keyboard, orchestra, chorus, bucket drumming, and guitar. He has four amazing children and he and his wife Ana are long time residents of Miami Lakes, Fl.

          

 


      Contact/Bookings/e-mail pianoslam1@gmail.com