The Jazz Network Worldwide is dedicated with love to my father,
jazz legend bassist "Chubby" Jackson for his contribution to jazz and entertainment.
~ Jaijai Jackson
The Jazz Network Worldwide is comprised of all the subsets of the industry worldwide from managers, agents, publicists, venues, festivals, radio stations, studios, musicians, vocalists, etc. and of course fans. You can use it as a database by utilizing the tool bar for what you seek to connect and network with.
"No negatives, we're creating" ~ 'Chubby' Jackson
This year we celebrate the 10th year anniversary of The Jazz Network Worldwide! I do hope that it is a work that has been looked at as my art and contribution to jazz and its forward movement. In dedication to my father "Chubby" Jackson, you won't find me stopping anytime soon for I'll continue to create with no negatives as my father would say.
I just integrated a new network under The Jazz Network Worldwide umbrella.
The Not Just Jazz Network, where we find the best of the best in all genres that integrates their artistry with jazz. There is much to do and create, so its presented with class, dignity and an innovative flare in keeping this art form moving forward.
I’m looking to open our horizons, be a place where festivals come to see what is new and exciting in the world of jazz and its booking capabilities. Its up to us to show the marketplace what a real jazz festival can be with talent that makes sense to be on a jazz stage. I’m all for variety music festivals, showcasing the various genres, but what I don’t stand for is other genres booked on these festivals that have nothing to do with jazz, singing their R&B hits from the 90’s. Wrong.
Only through my heritage do I get my fuel, I need for those of you from other genres that would like to be a part of this quest to join us in the 'great place to hang' and share who you are…let’s hear your musical integration of jazz your way!
That is my quest for 2017 and beyond so jazz festivals will consider just that, where it honors the artistry of all who improvise their hearts and were inspired by Jazz.
The Jazz Network Worldwide would like to thank
for creating the music for the NOT JUST JAZZ promo.
There are only a few artists that have a signature sound that you can immediately identify. Jesse Campbell is one of those singers who is an international recording artist that sings heart-felt universal music with soul. He is a connector, with a strong determination to put his imprint on each song he sings. His fans are loyal, his dedication to his art is unprecedented, his passion for the music he brings forth has a spirit-filled intensity that permeates directly into the hearts of his audiences. Originality is his greatest attribute and his charismatic personality coupled with his courageous energy is a winning formula in today’s musical landscape. Jesse was invited to join the second season of the NBC hit reality show “The Voice”, where 40 million viewers got a glimpse of his electrifyingly euphoric vocal abilities and landing a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team.
He has recently released a few singles, "Can't Live Without Your Love" which climbed the Urban AC Billboard charts at #27 as well as "Christmas Time Is Here" as a gift to his fans. His current single "Ain't No Sunshine" is a "sneek peek" to his upcoming CD "Continuum".
After signing a recording contract with Underworld/Capitol Records in 1994, he found himself moving away from his Gospel roots. His first single, “When You Cry”, was from his debut album ‘Never Let You Go’. “Where is the Love” from the movie soundtrack Dead Presidents became a smash hit that emerged to certified gold and sold over 500,000 copies.
His career continued to grow performing on national television shows such as The Tonight Show and BET's Video Soul. His artistry was now in demand in the international marketplace traveling to South and Central America, UK, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Asia, Russia, Belarus, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Italy, Denmark, Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.
As time evolved, Jesse performed both live and in-studio with some of the most successful recording artists in the music industry and for world- renowned speakers.
In addition, corporations such as Time Warner, Universal, Comcast, Threat Matrix, Apple, Spirit and McDonalds reached for him to perform at their private events.
"Discovering the diversity of Jesse's artistry made me immediately think of how his unique talent would lend itself to the wonderful phrasings, flavors and colors of jazz" says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Jesse is celebrated as one of today’s most gifted singers, whose unique, captivating vocals continues to inspire people from all walks of life. He is devoted to his craft and his fans and continues to carve out his purposed steps catapulting him to a place where his dreams have become reality. He is currently looking to perform on jazz festivals worldwide as well as high-end corporate events and fundraisers.
Jesse is currently keeping up with a rigorous performance schedule and is also in the studio completing his current CD.
Chubby Jackson helped popularize the the 5-string C bass, was responsible for bringing be-bop jazz to schools all over the country, and also had the first American jazz band to tour Europe after WWII. He appeared in numerous movies and TV shows featuring the grand masters of Jazz.
Chubby performed and recorded with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gilllespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker,Terry Gibbs, Ben Webster, Raymond Scott, Bill Harris, JJ Johnson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, just to name a few.