Our friend Dr. Andrew Jackson, Sr has been performing in and around happy Valley for over 40 years, in many bands, including The Earth Tones, Urban Fusion, and the group we’ll feature this year “The Dr. Andrew Jackson Sr Jazz Ensemble.”
During Andrew’s musical life in the area, bands in which he has played have opened for Earth, Wind, and Fire and for Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (both at Rec Hall), and have opened for Spyro Gyra on the Hub Lawn. In addition to various locations in and around State College, Andrew has performed at the Harrisburg Jazz Festival, the Huntington Arts Festival in Blair County, the Altoona Music in the Streets Jazz series, the Altoona Arts Festival, and the Governor’s Reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Harrisburg for Governor Casey.
At Moonstock this year, The Dr. Andrew Jackson Sr Jazz Ensemble will include:
· Emily Redman on bass
· Chip Lovett on keyboard and keytar
· Jeff Gibble on guitar
· Carl Ector on violin
· Ben Kim on sax, and, of course…
· Andrew Jackson on drums.