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About the Owner

Russell Jackson   owner of Music Is My LIfe, is a seasoned versatile and talented entertainer. Hailing from Chicago and coming from a musical family, Russell has been performing since the age of six with such great performers as The Staple Singers, Jerry Butler, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Womack, The Fifth Dimension and Mahalia Jackson. He also toured with the Broadway hit "YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD" starring Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass and BeBe Winans and the Broadway hit "RAISIN" starring Peabo Bryson and Lynette Hawkins-Stephens. He has performed with John Tesh for the PBS Special, "John Tesh at Avalon". He has shared the stage with such legendary performers as Nancy Wilson, Cedric “the Entertainer”, Freda Payne, Doc Powell and Roz Ryan. As an arranger he has arranged for The Golden Eagle Awards, KPFK (90.1 FM), Select Few, Leon Hughes and His Coasters, D-Train and many other artists. He was nominated for a NAACP Award for “Best Musical Director for his work with the musical “Black Olive”. On stage this man knows how to grab an audience. From the moment Russell walks onto the stage, the audience will know that they are "in for entertainment".








Special Olympics 2015
Entertainment & Musical Director
Camp Shriver Production
(World-wide Special Olympic Event)

Compton Jr. Posse Fund Raiser
Entertainment/Musical Director/Pianist
Jr Posse Youth Production
(Youth Fund Raiser)
Harmony For Humanity
Arranger/Orchestration/Conductor/Pianist
Daniel Pearl World Music Days Production
(World-wide Music Event)

Black Olive
Musical Director
Cedric the Entertainer & Acting Now Production
(Theater)

Dream

Composer/Musical Director/Arranger

M.B.D.T & AM Music Productions

(Recording)

Leon Hughes & His Coasters

Arranger/Producer/Pre-Production/Engineer

H & H Records

(Recording)

Babylon 5 #318 (first song)

Arranger/Producer/Pre-Production

Sonic Productions

(Television Series)

The Wiz

Musical Director

KKC Productions

(Theater)

This Is Jiy

Composer/Arranger/Producer/Pre-Production

Universal Novelty Records

(Korean Recording)

Inspector

Co-Producer/Composer

Hit Clockin' Records

(Recording)

The Golden Eagle Awards

Arranger

Nosotros Productions

(Award Ceremony)

Gore 2000

Musical Entertainment

Gore Campaign

(Presidential Fund-raiser)

Victory Over Violence

Composer/Producer

SGI Production

(Video)

Victory Over Violence

Composer

SGI Productions

(Special Event)

The Swedish Diva Show

Musical Director/Composer/Arranger

Swedish Diva  Production

(Stage Show)

John Tesh Live At Avalon

Choir Director/Vocalist

PBS Productions

(Concert)

Joy Of Music

Musical Director/Conductor/Vocalist

SGI Production

(Video)

House Of The Redeemed

Musical Score/Composer

The Jingle Factory

(Commercial)

Bringing In Spring

with The Staple Singers & Jerry Butler

Arranger/Vocalist

H.A. Productions

Bobby Womack Live

Pianist

House Of Blues Productions

(Concert)

Your Arms Too Short To Box With God

with Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass & BeBe Winans

Keyboards

New Arms Touring Company

(Theater)

Raisin'

with Peobo Bryson and Lynette Hawkins-Stephens

Keyboards

Barry Singer Productions

(Theater)

Society In Concert

Musical Director/Arranger/Keyboards/Vocalist

Stars Production

(Japan Tour)

Drawing The Line (AIDS Prevention)

Composer/Arranger/Musical Director

SPA Productions

(Special Event)

Select Few

Musical Director/Arranger/Accompanist

B.B. King Productions

(Night Club)

The Anointed 7

Musical Director/Arranger/Accompanist

B.B. King Productions

(Night Club)

  

Hello Dolly

Vocal Director

WPHS Productions

(Theater)


Superbowl XIII

Vocalist

National Football League

(Special Event)

What’s Going On

Arranger/Musical Director

AMICHI Productions

(Theater)


Dreamgirls

Vocal Director

WPHS Productions

(Theater)