Finalmente sul nostro palco il leggendario bassista del re del Blues B.B.KING
Nato a Memphis, inizia la sua carriera a Chicago nel 1976 lavorando con Otis Clay, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Charlie Musselwhite e Willie Nelson e molti altri.
Ha anche registrato ed è stato in tournée con grandi del calibro di Luther Tucker, Matt Murphy, Kenny Neal e Katie Webster.
Dal 1979-1986 Russell è stato. in tour esclusivamente con B.B. King registrando cinque album dal vivo.
“Durante questo periodo sono stato il primo a mettere il basso slap su una registrazione live blues”.
RUSSELL JACKSON. Bass- Voice
HEGGY VEZZANO – Guitars
DAMINAO DELLA TORRE – Hammond – Piano – Voice
PABLO LEONI_ Drums
Born in Memphis and starting his career in 1974, Russell Jackson moved to Chicago in 1976 and gained his blues ‘stripes’ working with Otis Clay, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush and more. He also played with greats Luther Tucker, Matt Murphy, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Katie Webster, Charlie Musselwhite and Willie Nelson. From 1979 to 1986 Russell toured exclusively with B.B. King. He was the first artist to put slap bass onto a lives blues recording (Live at Ole Miss, 1979).
In 1990 he relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), joining the Powder Blues Band and recoding with Long John Baldry (It still Ain’t Easy) and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne on his Juno award winning CD and continues to record and perform with Kenny Wayne to date.
The birth of the Russell Jackson Band came in 1992 where he released three CD’s of his own material. From 1994 to 1997 he was a regular opening act for the Kansas City Blues Society at the infamous Grand Emporium for acts such as Son Seals, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, The Holmes Brothers, etc. From 2003 to present, Russell is the Musical Director for The New Generations of the Blues European tours formerly named The Chicago Blues Festival.
Recently relocating to Austin, Texas after living in Canada for 22 years, Russell is regaining his reputation on the stand up bass, Russell recently joined and tours with Shawn Holt and the Teardrops.