D. D. Jackson – Composer

Canadian-born, NYC-area-based D.D. Jackson is a two-time Emmy-winning composer for his work on Peg+Cat (5-times nominated) and has also written music for such shows as The Wonder Pets (Little Airplane/Nickelodeon), 3rd & Bird (Little Airplane/BBC), The Ocean Room (Sinking Ship), Esme & Roy (Sesame Workshop/HBO), Sunny Day (Nickelodeon), and more. He is also a producer and a Juno-winning jazz pianist/composer who has recorded 13 CD’s as leader or co-leader, and with diverse artists ranging from saxophonist David Murray to Questlove and The Roots.  As an award-winning professor, D.D. currently teaching courses (part-time) in the Global Jazz Masters program at Brooklyn College, and Media Scoring at their Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. As a writer, he has penned articles for such publications as the Village Voice, and he wrote a popular column for DownBeat magazine entitled “Living Jazz” for 5 years. D.D. lives in Maplewood, NJ (just outside of New York City) with his wife Elizabeth, their 13-year old son Jarrett and 11-year old daughter Aria. His website is: