Guitarist Jackson Evans is a staple of the Low Country jazz community. He is known for his partnership with bassist and singer Maggie Evans and leading his own trio, but can also be heard with the Jody Espina Trio, the Martin Lesch band, and occasionally as a guest with the gypsy-honkytonk outfit, Velvet Caravan. His style is energetic, rhythmic, and draws deeply from the jazz tradition while maintaining a quirky individualism culled from the influence of other music.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Music from Utah State University in his hometown, Logan, Utah. After graduating in 2004, he and Maggie relocated to Savannah, Georgia and began to establish themselves as performers. In 2013, the couple were invited to perform a six month residency at the prestigious JZ Club in Hangzhou, China as co-leaders of a quartet (a follow-up to the previous year in residence at another club in Hangzhou).
As an ardent supporter of music education, Jackson has maintained a private studio, taught in community settings, and mentored young musicians. He is an active member of the Jazz Education Network and was selected to present at their 2018 conference in New Orleans.
Outside of his performance schedule, Jackson is a faculty member at the Hilton Head Jazz Camp, serves on the board of directors for the Junior Jazz Foundation, and works for Benedetto Guitars as Customer Relations Manager, Sales Manager, and Marketing Director.
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