A respected chamber musician, Jackson has performed with the Galliard Brass, the Music of the Baroque, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek.

Professor Jackson is Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Michigan.

He has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with the Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson big bands [with whom he has recorded twice].

Today, he performs and records as a regular member of many of the top big bands and jazz groups in the L. area including Bob Florence's Limited Edition, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, and The Tom Kubis Big Band.

An advocate of new music, Jackson has commissioned and performed the world premieres of numerous works for the trombone.