Guitarist and composer Bert Jackson is influenced by the adventurousness of John McLaughlin, the groove of Wes Montgomery, and the passion of British Blues greats like Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. While sophisticated, his playing is approachable, fun, and always a little outside the norm.
You will find Bert singing and playing jazz, blues and latin all around the Southeastern Massachusetts/Cape Cod region - from hot music spots to outdoor concerts to the best community events.
The Bert Jackson Quartet (BJQ) plays jazz standards and originals. While guests may fill in on occasion, the BJQ lineup includes Bert, Paul Lesniak on reeds, Roe Osborn on bass and Kareem Sanjaghi on drums. They have played clubs, events and concerts since 2012. Bert's and Roe's compositions are an integral part of the band's sound. The group released Imaginary Journey in 2013, and a new album, Light of the Son, is forthcoming in early 2019.
Bert stays rooted in his love for 1960s rock and blues acts like John Mayall, Cream, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix with the Wicked Trio. Mixed in with some latin Samba and funk, the band delivers a big sound for dancing and grooving. Scott Lariviere on bass and Kareem Sanjaghi on drums round out the group.