Duffy Jackson Memorial Tribute

Join us on Saturday, April 10th at 7pm central as we celebrate the life of drummer, friend, and NJW educator Duffy Jackson. We’re streaming a compilation of his performances as well as some warm words from Duffy’s loved ones. Join us on Facebook or YouTube to watch the show.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, drummer Duffy Jackson (1953-2021), following a prolonged illness. Duffy played and taught many times at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. He appeared frequently in the Jazz Cave as a leader, sideman, and with his big band. The son of bassist Chubby Jackson, Duffy had a distinguished career before moving to Tennessee. He played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Milt Jackson, Monty Alexander, and many, many others. We’ll have more to say, but in the meantime please enjoy some video of his big band as we remember this jazz great who left us too soon.