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BK Jackson

BK Jackson: “


”’Bernard ‘B.K.’ Jackson”’ is a 17 year old saxophone sensation, who stimulates the soul with rejuvenating gospel and refreshing jazz. Since the age of 10, he has been electrifying audiences with a skill that far surpasses his young age. While on stage, his youthfulness explodes as he commands his audience with a maturity well beyond his years. He has received numerous awards for his talent, with the most recent being ”’The Winner of the 2008 Capital Jazz Fest Competition, The 2007 National NAACP ACT-SO (Afro Academic Technological Scientific Olympics), Gold Medalist Winner in Music Instrumental/Contemporary and The Black Diamond Award for 2007 Tampa Bay Entertainer of the Year.”’

He has opened concert shows for national renowned artists such as Gospel & Worship Leader Minister ”’Stephen Hurd, Jazz & Gospel Artist, Kirk Whalum, Jazz Artists Wayman Tisdale, Gerald Albright, Pieces of A Dream, Ken Navarro, Eric Darius, Walter Beasley, Paul Brown and the great blues legend, BB King.”’

As the guest artist, he has done show stopping performances for large audiences such as the Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, Maryland, WSJT 94.1 Clearwater Smooth Jazz Festival, 2007 Jazz At the Ranch, 2007 Gulf Coast Rib Fest, Get Downtown First Friday, Florida General Baptist Convention, Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, The National Inspirational Youth Convention (NIYC), The Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the DeBartolo’s Family Foundation All Star Charity Gala.

B. K. sees his music as ministry; so reaching out and interacting with his audiences is what he does best. He has stated ‘…I want God to use me as His instrument, to touch the lives of those who hear me.’ Audiences continue to be amazed as he excites and stimulates their minds through soulful musical renditions. This up coming artist continues to be one of the most sought after musician in the Bay Area. After seeing him live, fans are consistently reminded of why he is considered one of the best young saxophonists of this day! He attends Howard W. Blake High School for the Performing Arts. He is an eleventh grade student and a member of the Jazz Ensemble. He is also a member of the Ruth Eckerd Hall Conservatory Jazz Combo, Ruth Eckerd Hall Big Band, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ‘Men of Tomorrow’ and the National Honor Society.

BK recently released his first full length CD on August 27, 2008.
Please check out BK’s website Also hear some of his new music on his myspace page and check out an electrifying performance on

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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