Born in Oakland, California in 1947, Paul Jackson began playing bass at the age of nine. Considered by many of his teachers to be a musical prodigy, he performed with the Oakland Symphony by the age of fourteen where he expanded his musical interests to include performance levels on bassoon and piano.
Paul Jackson is known as a "musician's musician." A founding member of the Headhunters under Herbie Hancock, Paul has shaped a sound that launched a new direction in contemporary music. He has traveled the world (literally) bringing authentic funk to the masses. Paul began a solo career releasing his own album "Black Octopus" on Toshiba EMI Records. His composing skills have not gone unnoticed and have received several Grammy Award Nominations. Like other highly talented creative engineers of music, Paul's career expanded to other mediums such as playing on the sound track of Paramount's 'Death Wish' and 'Dirty Harry.' He was also a music director for the touring company of "Don't Bother, I Can't Cope' and spent one and a half years with Radio Free Europe. Paul currently resides in Japan, is working on a hot new CD soon to be released all while continuing to travel and perform.
Herbie Hancock / George Benson / Miles Davis / Carlos Santana / Al Jarreau /Stevie Wonder /The Pointer Sisters / Tower of Power / Patti Labelle / Ray Parker, Jr. / Pete Escovedo / David Garibaldi/ Sheila E./Char