Tyrone Jackson performs an eclectic blend of classic and contemporary jazz to soothe the aural palette. The new jazz CD, 'Dedicated', is Tyrone at his finest-creative composition, wonderful collaborations and technical mastery. Tyrone was born in the birth place of jazz, New Orleans. There, he honed his skills learning traditional,latin, and fusion jazz. An accomplished composer as well, Tyrone utilizes a counterpoint of harmonic balance with melodic lyricism and rhythmic ostinato. Musical Background: Has studied and performed Classical music for 20 years, Jazz for 16 years, and R&B/Funk for 16 years. Is a Jazz Competition winner. Musical Education: University of New Orleans Studied privately under Ellis Marsalis (renowned father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis) and Mary Ann Bulla (classical). Highlights in Musical Career: Has played with Earl Klugh, Melba Moore, Wynton Marsalis, Wes Anderson, Greg Dawson. Toured Italy and Austria with the UNO Jazz Band, '97. Toured Brazil with Michael Ward, '96. Opened for Gerald Albright, Spyro Gyra and the Crusaders,and Chaka Kahn. Performed in Thule, Greenland Nov 2005. Musical Influences: Include Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Joe Sample, George Duke, McCoy Tyner, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Music Philosophy: 'We must remember that playing music is an extension of ourselves. Every experience that we've had, and will have, will eventually trickle into what we play and how we play.'