It Starts With An endless passion for music, for discovery, for people, for life.

Originally, I hail from the Bay Area in Northern California but now call Los Angeles my home.

I have been called “a touring machine and an outstanding performer with an infectious stage presence,” and since I am passionate about what I love, this is a huge endorsement. I have cut records and performed with countless artists in pop, hip-hop, gospel, and R&B including: Andy Grammer, Cody Simpson, Colbie Caillat, Fifth Harmony, Jewel, DJ Skee, Queen Latifah, Gavin DeGraw, The Game, Rachel Platten, Ben Rector, and Westside Connection. You may have also caught me on TV shows like: Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Billboard Awards, The Talk, The View, This is Us, Scandal, and Disney Channel.

I’m currently touring and have, for over ten years, steadily traveled with platinum recording artist Andy Grammer, acting as his musical director, bassist, and background vocalist.

While not on the road, I’m always refining my skills, consistently in the process of perfecting my own artistry and discovering new sounds. Cultivating my passion for songwriting and music production from my studio in the LA area (37 St. Joseph Studios) has been incredibly rewarding. With my desire to see young up and coming artists grow, I’ve been able to use my years of experience as a music director to develop rising talent grow to their full potential both on stage and off.

Family is one of the most important things to me. My loving wife, Diana, wonderfully supports me as well as our sons—one reason why I am able to continuously pursue my musical endeavors. Family is why I fell in love with music in the first place. My pops is/was an amazing self taught musician. I can remember when I was supposed to be asleep and I’d creep out of bed to see my dad wailing away on his bass. Man, I wanted to be just like him. I thank God that he saw that desire in me and began to cultivate my talent by putting my first lefty-bass in my hands when I was 10 years old. My little brother and sister took up drums and piano (also taught by pop) and boom! We were off! Lil’ Jackson 3, performing for church and putting in countless hours of practice over the years […]

This industry has given me some of the most amazing experiences of my life, and yet some of the hardest, but I can honestly say that I am where I’m supposed to be: performing, teaching, learning and growing in music. No matter what field you’re in, hopefully you’re inspiring others with what’s inside you.