Ron Jackson

My Story

With over 135K social media followers, Ron Jackson is a world-renowned, seven-string jazz guitarist, composer, and educator. He has performed, recorded, and taught music in over 30 countries. Most recently Jackson produced, composed, and played on Kevin Powell’s GRAMMY® Award nominated album, “Grocery Shopping With My Mother”.

A notable career as a recording artist, Jackson has put out more than 10 albums as a leader starting with his debut album, It's A Guitar Thing (Muse), in 1992. His most recent release, "Standards And My Songs," was Top 10 on the JazzWeek radio chart in 2022, and is his second recorded exclusively on the seven-string. Jackson is one of a handful of master jazz guitarists in the world who plays and teaches six and seven-string jazz guitar. He has performed as a leader at jazz festivals all over the world, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, The AAPI Jazz Festival, and the Super Jazz Ashdod Festival in Israel. And, is a 2022 recipient of The South Arts JazzRoad Grant.

Jackson plays frequently in his home base of New York City at The Django, Zinc Bar, Birdland, Bar Lunatico, St. Peter's Church, and City Vineyard.

"Jackson is a master of the seven-string, which puts him in the ranks of a select few" - Adam Perlmutter JazzTimes