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You and the Night and the Music

by Lucia Jackson

The debut of a promising young jazz singer who displays a fetching voice on a set of standards along with a few surprises. Performing with an impressive rhythm section and joined by guests, this album creates fresh variations of timeless material.
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2. Beautiful Love
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8. Sophisticated Lady
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9. No Regrets
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You And The Night And The Music is the debut of Lucia Jackson, a promising young jazz singer who displays a fetching voice on a set of standards along with a few surprises.

Press Reviews!!!!!

- “…just look at how comfortable she is in the jazz environment, and
you’ll realize this is a star you’ll be seeing and hearing more and
more of over the coming months and years!…” by Dick Metcalf

-Contemporary Fusion Reviews. - “…It all comes back to the real treasure here, which is Jackson's
smooth and relaxed voice, both lighthearted and vulnerable, the type
of voice that makes you feel lucky to be in its presence…” - The Vinyl
Anachronist.

- “…and with youthful energy and colorful flair, she is sure to build
a legion of fans as she pursues her dream in the arts.” by Joe Ross -
Roots Music Report.

Radio Reviews!!!

"A great release with some strong tunes!" -Nick Davies Soul Legends Radio England

"This is really good...when we got the cd we instantly dug tracks like Toda Una Vida...just the range this is great!" -Nibu KPFT Houston

"Not often I can get a vocalist that can stay in tune!!" -Rick Petrone WPKN Bridgeport CT

"I like her, something appealing and original about that innocent wavering vocal pitch and despite predictable choice of standards nothing wrong with her taste in material, excellent backing musicians! "-Tom Coulson Radio Phoenix / Full Moon Hacksaw

With her father, jazz guitar great Ron Jackson, contributing arrangements and leading an impressive rhythm section joined by guests, Lucia Jackson creates fresh variations of timeless material.

Lucia Jackson has had busy careers as both a dancer and a model. However her love of singing, her obvious talents as a vocalist, the encouragement of her father, and very favorable receptions at many venues in the New York area have led her to release her debut recording. Her many fans raised $15,000 through Indiegogo for the project. With the vocal coaching of the world renowned bassist-vocalist Nicki Parrott and an inspired repertoire, Lucia is heard at her very best throughout the program.

For the memorable effort, Lucia Jackson is joined by her father Ron Jackson on guitars, pianist Yago Vazquez, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Corey Rawls, with guest appearances by Daniel Garcia on flamenco guitar, violinist Frederika Krier, Javier Sanchez on bandoneon and percussionist Samuel Torres playing cajon and congas.

The music on You And The Night And The Music features new twists on classics from the Great American Songbook, many of which are arranged in tango, bossa-nova or bolero styles by Ron Jackson, who is also the set’s producer. The song choices, which include not only vintage tunes that have special meanings for the singer such as “Beautiful Love,” “Sophisticated Lady” and “Never Let Me Go,” but Julia Michael’s recent “Issues,” the Beatles’ “And I Love Him,” and Ms. Jackson’s original “Feel The Love,” give the set both variety and consistent high quality. While the supporting cast is strong and Ron Jackson’s solos are colorful and tasteful, the main focus is on the young singer, who comes through in winning fashion.

Some of the highlights on You And The Night And The Music include:

“Just One Of Those Things”: – The 1930s standard is taken uptempo, includes some superior and straightforward jazz singing, and has a hot guitar-drums tradeoff.

“And I Love Him”; - The Beatles classic is transformed into a vocal-guitar duet and sung with great tenderness.

“I’m A Fool To Want You”: - Lucia Jackson’s interpretation is full of quiet longing, accentuated by Frederika Krier’s passionate violin.

“Feel The Love”: - An original by the singer and Daniel Garcia, this piece gives her an opportunity to sing over a funky rhythm that, with Garcia’s acoustic guitar, also has the feel of flamenco.

“No Regrets” and “When You’re Smiling”: - The pair of joyful swingers are each given exhilarating treatments with Ms. Jackson also scatting quite effectively on the latter.

You And The Night And The Music is a significant recording debut for it introduces Lucia Jackson as a subtle and lightly swinging jazz singer, one with a very attractive and often-fetching voice who displays a quiet intensity and a real feeling for the lyrics that she interprets.

Lucia Jackson, who was born in New York, grew up in Madrid, Spain where she started singing when she was ten. She studied voice and piano at the prestigious Escuela de Musica Creativa when she was 13 and also ballet and flamenco at the Professional Dance Conservatory. Returning to New York when she was 18, she has since danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre as a guest student, at the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and, as a member of FJK Dance, toured China for two months. As a jazz singer, she has performed with many groups including the Bud Maltin Orchestra, Marty Schwartz, and the Art Lillard Big Band.

At age 26, Lucia Jackson is set to make a major splash in the jazz and music worlds with the release of You And The Night And The Music from the Roni Music label. Her large fan base, which through the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign made the recording possible, will be pleased.

Lucia Jackson-Vocals, Ron Jackson-7 String Electric Arch Top Guitar-7 String Acoustic Classical Nylon String Guitar- Steel 7 String Guitar, Yago Vazquez-Piano, Matt Clohesy, Double Bass, Corey Rawls-Drums.
Special Guests Daniel Garcia, Flamenco Classical Guitar, Samuel Torres-Cajón/Congas/Percussion, Javier Sanchez-Bandoneón, Frederika Krier-Violin


One could hardly imagine a more fitting title for You and the Night and the Music, the long-awaited debut of Lucía Jackson. Fitting, because the singer, dancer, and model studied ballet and flamenco at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid before returning to her native New York to perform on some of its most renowned stages. Coincidentally enough, the jazz standard from which this album takes its name made its first appearance in Revenge with Music. The Broadway musical, by librettist Howard Dietz and composer Arthur Schwartz, takes place in early 19th-century Spain and is based on Pedro de Alarcon’s El sombrero de tres picos, the inspiration for Manuel de Falla’s ballet of the same name. And while there is nothing culturally specific about the song—save, perhaps, for the line “Our hearts will be throbbing guitars”—and in its present arrangement pays homage to a bygone era of swing, Lucía handles it with a passion befitting of its origins. Backed by the solid rhythm section of drummer Corey Rawls and bassist Matt Clohesy, and linked by the robust tenor of guest saxophonist Yaacov Mayman, the tune epitomizes her smooth diction and intuitive feel for rhythm.

Lucía grew up with artistic parents who encouraged her interest in dance from the age of 10. Music was in her blood and followed naturally when, three years later, she began taking voice lessons at Madrid’s Escuela de Música Creativa. Although both music and dance have been vital to her creative growth, the latter was at the forefront of her activities until she graduated from The Ailey School in 2014, when her need to sing had become too vivid to ignore. Encouraged by her father—guitarist and producer Ron Jackson, who also arranged the album—and inspired by the many fans who approached her after gigs wanting a CD, she realized a lifelong dream by stepping into the studio at last.

Selections span the gamut from personal favorites of the Great American Songbook to tunes synonymous with childhood memories. Her training in dance translates beautifully into a self-conscious vocal style that eschews technical flourish, focusing instead on the most efficient way to achieve the desired effect at hand. This is clearest in the set list’s brighter numbers, including When You’re Smiling and Cole Porter’s Just One of Those Things. Her airy confidence is matched by her feel for melodic destinations, her drive to getting there fueled by pianist Yago Vazquez.

Clear even from this small cross-section is that Lucía’s bandmates play what they genuinely feel in the moment. An openness of suggestion is evident at every turn in following what she calls the “simple, honest idea” of listening back to her roots. In light of this affirmation, her take on Sophisticated Lady comes across as more of a mission statement than mere interpretation would suggest, a sonic calling card of the commitment she brings to the table. Not only does it point to her maturity, rare in an artist so young; it also lays the groundwork for what one hopes to be an ever-growing career. Listeners will want to take stock accordingly in the context of Issues, a modern pop song by Julian Michaels and Justin Tranter that in the present arrangement reads like Lucía’s own Postmodern Jukebox. In it, she looks beyond the shoreline to love’s dramatic tides, and by its balladic rendering paints an emotional stronghold, equaled by her tango-infused take on the Sinatra staple I’m a Fool to Want You, which opens with the bandoneón of Javier Sanchez and violin of Frederika Krier to the bittersweet insights of their bandleader’s voice.

Lucía is at home in ballads and grooves. In the former category, we have And I Love Him (a feminine makeover of the Beatles classic), which demonstrates her voice’s intimate power. Whether in the desirous Never Let Me Go or lovingly arranged I Fall in Love Too Easily, she moves through every lyric without force. On the head-nodding side of things we find her navigating the fragile sincerity of Beautiful Love and lighter steps of No Regrets with romantic innocence.

The album’s heartbeat resides in Feel the Love, an original song by Lucía herself and Daniel Garcia (accompanying her on flamenco guitar). Dedicated to her brother Luis, a sibling time has made all but a stranger, the song fills a lonesome distance with peace and proves her emotional veracity as a composer. It’s a profound reflection on the value of consistency and showcases a refusal to give in to the arbitrariness of ornament by way of letting personality resonate from within. Here, as throughout, her bandmates conjure a gentle wind that carries her back to Spain, as on the wings of Todo una Vida, where passions were ignited and continue to burn for us, the night, and the music.

Tyran Grillo

Lucia Jackson
Singer, Dancer, Model
Singing Career
Lucia Jackson began her music training in Madrid, Spain. She started singing at age 10. At age 13 Lucia studied
voice and piano at the prestigious Escuela de Musica Creativa on scholarship. After finishing high school, she
moved to her birthplace NYC to pursue her dream as a professional dancer and jazz singer. Since coming to NYC
Lucia has sung with the Bud Maltin Orchestra, Ron Jackson, Marty Schwartz, Art Lillard Big Band among many
others all over New York City and the tri-state area, playing at venues such as Iridium, Zinc Bar, Hillstone,
Flatiron Room, Showman’s Jazz Club, and ShapeShifter Lab amongst others. She has also performed at events
for notable organizations and foundations such as the Clinton Foundation.
At age 25, Lucia is currently working to produce her debut album through Roni Music record label (set to release
fall 2018). She successfully raised $15,000 in production money from her large fan base to record her debut album
last year with a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo.com.
Dancing Career
Lucia Jackson began her dance training in Madrid, Spain. She attended the Professional Dance Conservatory of
Madrid, where she learned ballet and flamenco. At the age of 18 she returned to her birthplace New York, after
being accepted into The Ailey School where she completed a Certificate in Dance and was also awarded a
Scholarship Level 1 for one more year. Lucia has had the opportunity to perform Memoria at City
Center and Revelations Cast of 50 at Lincoln Center with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. In 2015 she
danced with Dardo Galletto Dance at the prestigious Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, inside/out stage. In 2017, she
was part of the production BLIND by Tango for All, performing at BAM Fisher.
Lucia is a currently a member of FJK Dance, a unique mix of ballet and ballroom, Middle Eastern and jazz
company led by Fadi J. Khoury and his partner Sevin Ceviker. Recently she went on a two month tour in China
with FJK Dance.


Press
“Opening this piece, wearing ballroom heels, was the alluring and sensual Lucia Jackson. Whenever she returned
to the stage, there was a welcomed spark. ” — BroadwayWorld

-“...in which Lucia Jackson, self-possessed and lovely, ...” — The New York Times


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Dick Metcalf

Wonderfully exciting jazz vocal discoveries Lucia Jackson – You And The Night An
Wonderfully exciting jazz vocal discoveries Lucia Jackson

Wonderfully exciting jazz vocal discoveries Lucia Jackson – YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC: Lucia’s stunning vocal work is well complimented by her players on this upcoming (September, 2018) release… she’s joined by Ron Jackson-7 String Electric Arch Top Guitar-7 String Acoustic Classical Nylon String Guitar- Steel 7 String Guitar, Yago Vazquez-Piano, Matt Clohesy, Double Bass, Corey Rawls-Drums. Special Guests Daniel Garcia, Flamenco Classical Guitar, Samuel Torres-Cajón/Congas/Percussion, Javier Sanchez-Bandoneón, Frederika Krier-Violin, Yaacov Mayman-Tenor Saxophone… each and every one of the players gives up a “whole soul” effort in support of Ms. Jackson’s tasty vocal work! The best way for you to learn how talented she is can be viewed in her album trailer below…

…just look at how comfortable she is in the jazz environment, and you’ll realize this is a star you’ll be seeing and hearing more and more of over the coming months and years!

There are a lot of standards on the album, but the album also features “Feel The Love“, a 4:01 original she wrote… it just bubbles with life… the recording quality is top-of-the-line, and will be a big hit with jazz vocal fans ’round the globe!

The upbeat performance on “No Regrets” is most assuredly one of my favorite jazz vocal performances (yet) in 2018, and Ron’s guitar (he’s her dad, by the way) work is just amazing on this tune.

This all started with an Indiegogo project (which I was a proud contributor to), and it quickly became apparent that she already had enough fans to meet the goals… I’ve no doubt that performances like my personal favorite on the album, Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady”, generated a lot of the excitement for her rich and soulful singing!

I give Lucia and her players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of a (perfect) 5.00 – meaning that she also gets my “PICK” for “best new jazz vocal debut”. Get more information at Lucia’s website.
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Joe Ross, Roots Music Report

Jackson is a magnetic singer whose voice is immediately appealing
Dancer and jazz vocalist Lucia Jackson was born in New York and raised in Spain, attending the Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid and prestigious school of Musica Creativa. Returning to New York at age 18 to pursue dance and music as her career, she has worked with FJK Dance Company and Dardo Galletto Dance. Her debut album “You and the Night and the Music” is a wonderful showcase of her impressive singing talent. She and her first-rate quartet of accompanists cover many musical moods with American songbook standards, creatively arranged by her father, guitarist and producer Ron Jackson. She’s also joined by Yago Vazquez (piano), Matt Clohesy (double bass) and Corey Rawls (drums). Special guests on a few tracks include Dan Garcia (classical guitar), Samuel Torres (percussion), Javier Sanchez (bandoneon), Frederika Krier (violin) and Yaacov Mayman (saxophone). I especially enjoyed those cuts like “I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Feel the Love” that incorporate flamenco and bossa nova flavorings. She also puts her own distinctive stamp on tunes like Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady” and the swinging “No Regrets” and “Just One of Those Things.” Jackson is a magnetic singer whose voice is immediately appealing. Now only 26, and with youthful energy and colorful flair, she is sure to build a legion of fans as she pursues her dream in the arts. (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)
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