James Jackson, Jr. is a NYC based performance artist, soul aficianado, force of nature and ...all around Renaissance man.
Undergraduately reared by lesbians in the New England Berkshires after artistically growing up in Boston under the soul-food tutelage of a deep southern family. The shoes; Birkenstocks. The music; Indigo, Simone, Franklin & Difranconian. The food; fattening. The relationships; many, lost, and strong.
After being depostited in New York City over a decade ago, the real work began. Dance belts, regional stage yelts, demanding Brits, and a rather unfortunate stop in Branson, Missouri lead to his discovery of artistic truth on prestigious stages like Radio City Music Hall as well as Carnegie Hall. His highly emotional, devastatingly funny cabaret act has been seen at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Duane Park, DROM, The A.R.T.’s Club Oberon, and Los Angeles’ Lyric Theatre. James’ razor-sharp wit, unique sense of humor, talent, and on & off stage persona have become an artistic force to be reckoned with as well as a voice people want to hear as he changes the face of the concert stage.
Come on in and watch him create!