057 – Reggie Jackson: Drumming for Dr John, Exuding Joy While Performing, Applying Experience to the Gig
Based in Columbus Ohio, drummer Reggie Jackson built a reputation from an early age as a powerful drummer who could cover many styles such as be-bop, latin, big band, fusion, pop and gospel.
Over the last two decades Reggie expanded his reach beyond the Columbus scene through world wide tours with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr John as well as the Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur.
Throughout these tours, Reggie has performed in many legendary jazz clubs such as The Blue Note and can be heard on Diane Schuur’s CD “Live in London” which was recorded at the famous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.
Reggie continues to stay busy in Columbus balancing work in music and family. In Columbus alone, Reggie can be found working with many great players like Bobby Floyd and Derek DeCenzo. His work covers a wide variety of situations such as educational workshops, church gigs and weekly jazz jam sessions.
In this podcast, Reggie talks about:
Drumming is like being a “relationship counselor” in the band
Picking your battles in the studio
Playing and recording at legendary venues like Ronnie Scott’s and The Blue Note
Transmitting joy to the audience when performing
Working with a legend like Dr John
Supporting the music and fellow musicians on stage