BK Jackson is a young, energetic, saxophone sensation from Tampa, Florida. BK is an exceptional musician and has been electrifying audiences for several years. BK first performed at the age of 11, and has received numerous awards for his talents. He was voted as the Tampa Bay Entertainer of the Year (First Annual Black Diamond Award) and was the NAACP ACT-SO (Afro Academic Technological Scientific Olympics) Gold Medal Winner in the Music Instrumental/Contemporary Category. BK was the youngest person ever selected as a finalist and won the fifth annual Capital Jazz Festival Challenge in Columbia, Maryland.
BK has opened for and shared the stage with numerous nationally renowned artists; such as: Brian McKnight, Ledisi, Fantasia, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson, Esperanza Spalding, Pieces of a Dream, Wayman Tisdale, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Mike Phillips, Jonathan Butler, 480 East, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Ayers, Tony Bennett, and blues legend B.B. King.
In August 2008, BK released his debut CD “On the Move.” This CD is very impressive, especially given that most of the original tunes were co-written by BK at age 16, with the exception of “Feelin’ Saxy” which was written by him when he was in the seventh grade. The single “Believe That” was featured on the September 2008 Jazziz Magazine CD sampler.
BK is currently studying jazz and music industry at Florida A&M University. In addition to his studies, BK is also the jazz music director and on-air personality for WANM 90.5FM in Tallahassee, FL, manages 3.6 million dollars as A&S Liaison in the student senate, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.