A Chicago native, Brandon Jackson is a sought-after young composer, orchestrator, conductor, and musician. His work has awarded him countless hours of experience on both sides of the studio glass as well as being on and off the podium in many wonderful projects. As a Berklee College of Music graduate, Jackson has had the esteemed pleasure to work with the likes of Eric Stern, Mike Wartofsky, Julius Williams, and Dr. David Wallace.
Brandon’s work as an orchestrator has awarded him working on 5 new musicals, two of which started in Boston during his studies. He is the current music supervisor/orchestrator for Connected: The Musical and Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical. He has also orchestrated work for film, including Juan Kleban’s scores for Arkansas, Etc., and Long Line of Ladies.
Brandon’s ability to teach became prominent as he developed his hand at conducting and music directing, acting as music director for 6 musicals, including First Lady Suite, A Chorus Line, LIZZIE, Ghosts Quartet, Natasha, Great Comet, and Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical, as well as conducting The Berklee Musical Theater Orchestra for 2 years and began conducting for film sessions in the New England area at only 21 years old.
As a musician, Brandon is a proficient string specialist, doubling violin, viola, basses, mandolins, and a host of other stringed instruments. He also is a strong drummer and plays a host of percussion instruments, including orchestral percussion, bodhrán, bones, spoons, and other world drums. He’s a multi-genre performer, comfortable with any style including Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Rock, Pop, R&B/Soul, Metal, Celtic, Bluegrass/Country, and Folk.
Brandon has written riveting scores for the Qui Nguyen play She Kills Monsters, and was most recently the Music Producer for the 41st Annual EVVY Awards, the prestigious student-run awards show at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is set to write and produce a few records worth of original music in the next two years, so there is definitely more on the horizon for his own voice to be heard.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Boston/New England
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- 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
- Home Studio Whiz
My Primary Instrument
- Violin, Bass - Electric
- Bass - electric
- Bass - upright
- Guitar - acoustic
- Guitar - electric
- Synth - keyboards
- Violin - fiddle
- Bodhrán, Spoons, Bones, Tenor Banjo
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)