Bill Jackson is a busy professional musician and teacher in the Greater Cincinnati Area. He studied jazz bass under Bruce Gertz at the Berklee College of Music and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at the Indiana University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He freelances on upright and electric bass in the Midwest in styles ranging from jazz, latin, rock and contemporary. Bill plays in several ensembles throughout the Cincinnati area including Vintage Keys, Jim Connerley Quintet, Tropicoso, Aja, and Bacchanal to name a few. He has had the pleasure of performing in the orchestra pit for shows at the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for productions of Wicked, In the Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, Beehive and many more.
Jackson is proud to collaborate with the fine working musicians in Cincinnati and the Tri-State Region. He has also performed with international artists, including Les McCann, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, Roland Vasquez, Ed Shaughnessy, Ray Holman, Tom Miller, Red Rodney, Kenny Aronoff, Kenny Poole, Cal Collins, John VonOhlen, MaryEllen Tanner. He has had the pleasure to share the stage with show business personalities Don Rickles, Regis Philbin, Patti Page and Little Anthony and the Imperials.
Jackson can be found on the following recordings: Mike Wade & the Jazz Mafia “The Broach Approach”, Bacchanal Steel Band “Standard”, Doug Perry Ensemble “ Street Stories”, Tropicoso “Un Cuento”, “J Curve Collection with Cal Collins & Kenny Poole”, 12 Rods “Split Personality”, Mat Britain & Caribe “WVXU Slice of Live”