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Beverly Jackson

Beverly Jackson

A native of Springfield,Ohio,at the age of five Beverly listened to what

was then called a Victrola. She began to listen to vocalist of old and

would try to mimic what she heard. Born, Beverly Allen, the oldest of

seven children always had an interest in music. She and her friend lead

solos in her church when she was about the age of 13.

She began to use her gift again at the age of 38. She attended Greater

Grace Temple in Springfield, Ohio under Pastors’ Ronald and Monica Logan

where she shared her gift with her church. The wife of the late Melvin

Jackson and the mother of three children,& eight grandchildren recently

resided in Louisville,KY where she attended St. Stephens Church under

Pastors Dr. Kevin and Barnetta Cosby. She is a former member of the

Sanctuary Choir under direction of Rev.Tonya Triplett. Beverly has been

singing around the Community for A few years in Clark County as well as

Montgomery County. She now resides in Dayton,Ohio where she has

participated in Gospel Song Fest & other Church events. Inspired by a

friend, Tanda, Beverly started singing Jazz for the first time at Jazz

Central in April 2008 and I might ad, this was a whole new experience

for her. She also earlier appeared at Un Mundo Cafe for Muzika in

Springfield,Ohio under direction of Arlin “Par” Tolliver. Her youngest

brother Jeff, who also sings influenced her to participate in a jamm

session there one Saturday evening. She now sings at Jazz Central every

Sunday Night, accompanied & supported by Ken Baccus & Cliff Derrick,

Larry Smith, Greg Woods, Patrick Slaughter & Jazz Advocate Ron &

Rosemary Gable his jazz associates & John Wagner. Owner Of Jazz Central

Charles Stone & cousin Rhonda have been a support as well. Recently

Beverly had an opportunity to be accompanied by Lincoln Berry a

tremendous Organist from Dayton, Ohio. She also performed with The Women

In Jazz 2008 at Dave Hall Plaza. She will be returning with The Women In

Jazz 2009 this summer. Teresa Hunt is considered to be her mentor.

She has appeared with several area musicians and vocalist which include

Rick Evans, John Derrickson,

Roderick Wilson, David Simpson, Khalid Moss. Beverly supports jazz At

the Dayton Art Institute also.

Other appearances include: Gregory’s Piano Bar, Cold Beer &

Cheeseburgers American Bar & Grill, For Jazz Advocate Ron Gable’s 70th

Birthday Party, Blind Bob’s, Cafe Blvd, The Cannery, The Dayton

International Airport, Country Clubs, Graduation & other Private

Birthday parties,The Ware Banquet Center, South Park Festival 2008. She

has a real love for the Old Jazz Standards. Her Influences include:Helen

Baylor (Gospel), Dinah Washington, Nat Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy

Wilson, Ruth Brown. Attended UD School of Music for Music Performance.

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