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Brandon Jackson

Brandon Jackson

Biography

A Chicago native, Brandon Jackson is a sought-after young composer, orchestrator, copyist, conductor, and musician for film, theater, live performances, and studio work. As a Berklee College of Music graduate, he has worked on numerous student and independent films as a composer, orchestrator, conductor, and musician. Jackson’s work as an orchestrator has ranged from reductions of famous broadway numbers for 4-piece cabaret bands to full Dramatic Film Orchestras. His debut work, Where The River Ends, is currently underway and will begin to become available to the public in the coming months.

As a musician, Jackson is a proficient string specialist, doubling violin, viola, bass, mandolins, and a host of other stringed instruments, including tenor banjo, guitar, autoharp, and ukulele. He also plays a host of percussion instruments, including drum kit, orchestral percussion, bodhrán, bones, spoons, and other world drums. Jackson is a multi-genre performer, comfortable with any style including Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Rock, Pop, R&B/Soul, Metal, Celtic, Bluegrass/Country, and Folk.

Jackson has had the pleasure of working  with Eric Stern, Maestro George Monsuer, Maestro Julius Williams, Maestro Sarah Ioannides, Dr. David Wallace, Mimi Rabson, Jason Anick, Mia Asano, Larry Klein, as well as a host of wonderful artists.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • Boston/New England
  • Chicago/Midwest

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Actor-Musician
  • Other

My Primary Instrument

  • Violin, Bass - Electric

My Instruments

  • Banjo
  • Bass - electric
  • Bass - upright
  • Drums
  • Mandolin
  • Percussion
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Violin - fiddle
  • Other
  • Bodhrán, Spoons, Bones, Autoharp, Tenor Banjo, String Specialist

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius
  • Other

Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • He/Him