Jackson Family And Dan Del Fiorentino - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Mon, 22 May 2017 12:26:06 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Chubby Jackson Dies at 84 http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/chubby-jackson-dies-at-84.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/chubby-jackson-dies-at-84.html Jazz Bassist and Scat Singer Chubby Jackson died in Rancho Bernardo, California on Oct 1, 2003 just shy of his 85th birthday. Chubby was often called the cheer leader of Jazz for his enthusiasm and humor that was so much a part of his musical career. He was respected for his incredible energy on and off the bandstand. His death came after a long battle with kidney failure and cancer. In a statement from his Florida home, Chubby's son, drummer Duffy Jackson said, " t is my sincere honor t …
Jazz Bassist and Scat Singer Chubby Jackson died in Rancho Bernardo, California on Oct 1, 2003 just shy of his 85th birthday.

Chubby was often called the cheer leader of Jazz for his enthusiasm and humor that was so much a part of his musical career. He was respected for his incredible energy on and off the bandstand. His death came after a long battle with kidney failure and cancer.

In a statement from his Florida home, Chubby's son, drummer Duffy Jackson said, " t is my sincere honor to have been taught music by my Father, one of the true champions of jazz. It is my musical destiny to carry on the legacy of the Jackson groove, Rest in peace Funky Papa". Daughter Jaijai said, "I am blessed to be Dad’s daughter, we were extremely close, he taught me that love is the answer, I know he is with God, there are no words to express how deeply he will be missed. I will keep his legacy alive".

Chubby is survived by his wife of 20 years, Margot and his three children Myno, Duffy and Jaijai with his first wife Joan and a granddaughter Chloe Zae.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to cover medical expenses: Margot Jackson c/o The Rancho Bernardo Community Bank, 16495 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Bank phone number is 858 451-9100.

Born in New York on October 25th, 1918, Greig Stewart Jackson was raised by Vaudevillian parents. Chubby started playing the bass in 1935 and worked with a variety of dance bands including Charlie Barnet and Woody Herman for which he was well known to be the Thundering Herds Cheerleader. Chubby was responsible for bringing many young modernists to Woody Herman's first herd including luminaries like Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti, Frances Wayne, and Pete Condoli. He composed several hits with the Herd such as "Northwest Passage." His energetic bass playing and vocals helped popularize the bands recordings of "Tiny's Blue's" "Caldonia" and "Lemon Drop".

In 1958, Chubby was among 56 jazz giants to pose for the now world famous photograph known as "A Great Day In Harlem." The following year he began a decade long run as host of a children's program on ABC-TV in Chicago (later also aired in New York City). The program, which included an 18 piece big band, ran Little Rascals movies between the music. This was a highly honored program and truly one of the happiest times in his life sharing jazz on TV for children. Chubby stopped playing the bass in 1998 but continued to be the consummate scat singer right to the end. In 2000, he loaned this two most famous basses (the Kay 5-string and the Ampeg electric bass) to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, where the instruments are still on display.

Other Career Highlights:
Chubby helped popularize the the 5 string C bass, was responsible for bringing be-bop jazz to schools all over the country and also had the first American jazz band to tour Europe after WWII. He appeared in numerous movies and tv shows featuring the grand masters of Jazz . Chubby performed and recorded with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gilllespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker,Terry Gibbs, Ben Webster, Raymond Scott, Bill Harris, JJ Johnson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, just to name a few.

For additional biography or quotes please contact the curator of the Museum of Making Music, Mr. Dan Del Fiorentino at 760 802-1423. Or Jaijai Jackson at 760-734-1124.

Research can also be found on www.allmusicguide.com and at www.chubbyandduffyjackson.com

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Jackson Family And Dan Del Fiorentino) News Story Sat, 29 Jan 2011 20:15:55 -0600
The Jazz Network Worldwide Launches It’s First Annual "Heal A Life With Love" Benefit Concert Honori http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/the-jazz-network-worldwide-launches-its-first-annual-heal-a-life-with-love-benefit-concert-honori.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/the-jazz-network-worldwide-launches-its-first-annual-heal-a-life-with-love-benefit-concert-honori.html Armsted Christian
New York City ~ The Jazz Network Worldwide opened its doors in January of 2008 where creator Jaijai Jackson, jazz radio personality and daughter of legendary jazz bassist "Chubby" Jackson took on the challenge of launching a social network primarily for the Jazz industry to network worldwide. With no real experience running a website much less, understanding what it constituted, Jaijai tightened her bootstraps and ‘dug in’ to create a platform that would garner relationships that would be re …

New York City ~ The Jazz Network Worldwide opened its doors in January of 2008 where creator Jaijai Jackson, jazz radio personality and daughter of legendary jazz bassist "Chubby" Jackson took on the challenge of launching a social network primarily for the Jazz industry to network worldwide.  With no real experience running a website much less, understanding what it constituted, Jaijai tightened her bootstraps and ‘dug in’ to create a platform that would garner relationships that would be revenue-building for musicians worldwide.  This platform has become as Jaijai states "a great place to hang" as well as an engaging social experience featuring artists from all over the world.  It has taken over two years to get the network to approximately 10,000 members.  The site encompasses musicians, managers, agents, record labels, promoters, jazz venues, publicists, radio & TV broadcasters, industry publications, educators, mentors, celebrity artists as well as the up-and-comers on the scene including all subsets of the jazz industry that "make it tick".

The philanthropic arm of The Jazz Network Worldwide "Heal A Life With Love" campaign was created to support jazz musicians in medical crisis.  It has been in existence for almost a year benefiting one of its members, jazz artist Armsted Christian who is walking the corridor of a double-lung transplant suffering from a dis-ease called sarcoidosis. Due to the nature of this extensive surgery and the costs thereof, The Jazz Network Worldwide decided to launch its very first live event being a concert produced with an impressive array of musical icons coming to the aid of their friend Armsted Christian.  Internationally renowned musicians Mo Pleasure and Vana Gierig, close friends of Christians immediately came forth as Co-Music Directors with the offering not only with their musicianship but relationships to top artists to make this event a success.  The line up is: Najee, Omar Hakim, Victor Bailey, Rachel Z, Gene Jackson, Keith Robinson, Etienne Charles, Nicolas Bearde, Carla Cooke, Alex Garcia, Ray Blue, Nona Hendryx, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Mark Berman, Gito Sitson, Matthew Parrish, Drew Davidson, Todd Turkisher and Hendrik Meurkens.  "This evening is one not to be missed for you will never have all these musicians in one room ever again pouring out such love and healing energy to a dear friend and co-musician.  It’s an honor to be hosting such an event and sharing it with The Jazz Network community" says Jackson.

 "As I walk through this portion of my life's journey,dealing with the day to day challenges of my condition of Sarcoidosis, I am consistently reminded that we, as human beings are in essence brothers and sisters; our outer differences are simply cosmetic adornments of a deeper part of us. Our inner soul. We are family here on this planet and we must begin to recognize that our power is not in our physical might. Our power is in our ability and willingness to love one another. On this amazing evening of giving and sharing of the self, I say without question that I feel truly loved" expressed Christian.

The event will be streamed live from Saint Peter’s Church at 619 Lexington Avenue in New York City at 7pm-9pm EST through The Jazz Network Worldwide at www.thejazznetworkworldwide as well as through its streaming channel www.livestream.com/thejazznetworkworldwide .  The sponsors that came on board without hesitation were; Saint Peter’s Church, Livestream.com, Kimpton Hotels, PRweb.com and Miller Law Group each bringing their gifts to the fold and The Jazz Network Worldwide is the extends its gratitude for their loyal participation to this very special cause to "Heal A Life With Love" benefitting the life of Armsted Christian.

To donate go to www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com or to www.stayinthelight.info to learn more about Armsted’s stellar career and to donate there as well.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Jackson Family And Dan Del Fiorentino) News Story Sat, 29 Jan 2011 20:13:22 -0600
The Jazz Community Bands Together to Play a Tune Supporting Musician Armsted Christian's Battle http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/the-jazz-community-bands-together-to-play-a-tune-supporting-musician-armsted-christian-s-battle.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/the-jazz-community-bands-together-to-play-a-tune-supporting-musician-armsted-christian-s-battle.html The Jazz Network Worldwide, one of the largest social networking communities for jazz on the internet has launched a campaign "Heal A Life With Love" honoring the life of vocalist, musician, educator Armsted Christian who has been stricken by sarcoidosis. Understanding the importance of focusing on life one voice at a time when it comes to monumental threatening conditions. "As a community that is soul-based in its improvisational creativity, we must create a song that resonates worldwide, to su
The Jazz Network Worldwide, one of the largest social networking communities for jazz on the internet has launched a campaign "Heal A Life With Love" honoring the life of vocalist, musician, educator Armsted Christian who has been stricken by sarcoidosis. Understanding the importance of focusing on life one voice at a time when it comes to monumental threatening conditions. "As a community that is soul-based in its improvisational creativity, we must create a song that resonates worldwide, to support a life in jazz that has given so much to us, we are asking for ‘one dollar’ from fellow musicians to support this quest of one of our own", says Jaijai Jackson, founder of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

Armsted, who addresses pulmonary sarcoidosis daily for almost 30 years has become the spokesperson for this disease on The Jazz Network Worldwide, through its "Heal A Life With Love" campaign educating the jazz community and beyond on a disease that can effect many organs in the body alerting us that not much attention has been given to its awareness in the medical fundraising community as of late.

The Armsted R. Christian Foundation for Research and Education is presenting its last presentation of its "Stay In The Light" Jazz Series for 2009 benefiting those that suffer with the dis-ease of sarcoidosis on Saturday, Nov. 21st at 8pm-midnight in New England.

The Jazz Network Worldwide has jumped on his bandwagon and will be streaming this event acting as a portal for donations to the support the healing journey that Armsted Christian is walking toward with his upcoming bi-lateral lung transplant. Be sure to ‘tune in’ to www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com and be an instrument to his ongoing song of life. Jaijai Jackson will be facilitating the chat room, so be sure to come and hang and take part of this live-streamed event honoring a life in jazz November 21,2009 at 8pm.

A social networking site has been developed for those suffering with this dis-ease and to receive support and to donate toward Armsted’s life at www.stayinthelight.ning.com as well as the informative site on research and developement at www.sarcoidosisfoundation.org

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