Renowned composer and jazz pianist D.D. Jackson spent time with Sam Palumbo in the mezzanine recording for the CUNY Hunter College Popular Music Combo CD.
The session consisted of three student jazz bands, all of which are Jackson's students at Hunter, in live band tracking format. Each group had one hour to record their songs (both original compositions and covers of popular tunes) that will be compiled in the 2016-17 Hunter Pop CD. Dubway Studios also recorded last year's compilation CD which can be listened to here!
D.D. Jackson is an Emmy-winning jazz pianist and composer who has recorded and performed with some of the most acclaimed names in jazz music, as well as having frequently collaborated with Questlove and The Roots. Jackson also composes music for film and TV, including music for The Wonder Pets, a children's show by our family at Nickelodeon. As an educator, Jackson has taught part-time at Hunter College for the past 7 years, teaching History of Jazz and was recently awarded the Hunter College 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (part-time).