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Overdue Ovation: Michael Gregory Jackson is on the Move

The guitarist is contemplating a solo acoustic record, sonic landscapes, and more

Michael Gregory Jackson (photo: Gillian Doyle)
Michael Gregory Jackson (photo: Gillian Doyle)

Michael Gregory Jackson is moving to California. “I’m ready for a change,” he says. “I’ve been living on the coast of Maine, a very idyllic, beautiful place, but warm weather is calling.”          

Not that he’s settled on a specific locale. “We’re scouting the warmest, sunniest parts of the Bay Area and seeing what we can find. We’ll give it six months; if it works out we’ll stay, if it doesn’t we’ll move on to something else.”

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Michael J. West

Michael J. West is a jazz journalist in Washington, D.C. In addition to his work on the national and international jazz scenes, he has been covering D.C.’s local jazz community since 2009. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, and as such spends most days either hunkered down at a screen or inside his very big headphones. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.