For more than 50 years Frank Jackson has been serving up his smooth, elegant piano style. Jackson was the house pianist at San Francisco's renowned Bop City Jazz Club, playing and associating with such greats as Charlie "Bird" Parker, Billie Holiday, Frank Foster, Ben Webster, Ella Fitzgerald, Harold Land, Joe Comfort, Erroll Garner, Art "God" Tatum, Nat "King" Cole, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, among others. His one-of-a-kind interpretations and vocal renderings have earned Jackson the respect and admiration of musicians and music lovers alike. Jackson will be presented with AfroSolo's Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award at this event.
photo Mars Breslow