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NiTasha Jackson

NiTasha Jackson

NiTasha Jackson


While all around her are female singers with strident soul voices, NiTasha Jackson takes a gentler, more understated approach. But there's more to this Tennessee songbird than vocal pyrotechnics. She doesn't just sing and supply the backing vocals; she plays piano and keyboards, writes, produces and arranges her own material. With one exception, and it's a good one: February 11, 2008, Jackson released her debut UK single First Love, and it's a cover version of a song by feted indie band the Maccabees. Read more on Last.fm
While all around her are female singers with strident soul voices, NiTasha Jackson takes a gentler, more understated approach. But there's more to this Tennessee songbird than vocal pyrotechnics. She doesn't just sing and supply the backing vocals; she plays piano and keyboards, writes, produces and arranges her own material. With one exception, and it's a good one: February 11, 2008, Jackson released her debut UK single First Love, and it's a cover version of a song by feted indie band the Maccabees. Something of a prodigy, perhaps, at just 18 months old Jackson could be found playing her grandmother's organ, making up her own songs, singing and recording herself on a tape player.

At the age of five, she began studying music at Yamaha Music School in her hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Here, she not only learned to read music and play by ear, but started composing, always a better option than decomposing. Before her sixth birthday, she had written and notated her first song. Over the next nine years, Jackson would receive numerous awards and recognition for her compositions on state, regional and national levels, and before turning 18 she had worked with several professional artists and arrangers including M.B.

Gordy, freelance drummer for Neil Diamond, Wilco, and Green Day, and Linda Martinez, keyboardist/composer for Destiny's Child. Meanwhile, Jackson is searching for the prettiest keys to use on the prettiest songs she can imagine Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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