Justin Jackson is a Los Angeles based pianist/singer-songwriter whose roots are heavily grounded in R&B and Hip/Hop. His style is influenced by artists such as: D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote and John Legend. Justin is originally from Chicago where he received his initial vocal and piano training. During his time there, he was part of Gallery 37, a summer intensive in which participants performed at various venues around the city. He was also able to work on projects which included creating a soundscape for the Steppenwolf Theatre and performing on ABC 7’s Windy City Live. Since being in California, Justin has created an ensemble called DeLACA with his unique hometown style of Hip-Hop/R&B. His ensemble has played at venues such as the House of Blues, Los Globos, and The Troubadour.
In 2013, Justin created a song, “Chiraq,” that was performed live at the “Depth of Black Arts Showcase” hosted by the late James Avery and was performed at James Avery’s Memorial hosted at the California Institute of the Arts.
Justin is currently working with James Franco to compose music for the play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” that will be shown later this year at the California Institute of the Arts.