Greig Stewart 'Chubby'
Jackson (October 25 1918 – October 1 2003) was an American jazz double-bassist and
City, Jackson began at the age of seventeen as a
clarinetist, but quickly changed to bass.
Jackson performed and/or recorded with Louis Armstrong
, Raymond Scott
, Henry Busse
, Charlie Barnet
, Oscar Pettiford
, Charlie Ventura
, Lionel Hampton
, Bill Harris
, Woody Herman
and others. He is perhaps best known for his spirited
work both with the Herman bands, and as a leader of his own bands,
In the 1950s, Jackson worked as a studio musician, freelanced, and
hosted a TV show
In 2000, Jackson was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of
He died in
California (in the Poway area) at age
His son Duffy Jackson
is now a
prominent jazz drummer and will be starring in the upcoming 2008
film, "Revolutionary Road" as a 1950's musician.
His daughter Jaijai Jackson
radio personality and jazz promoter, created a social community
dedicated to her fathers contribution to jazz and the entertainment
world entitled 'The Jazz Network Worldwide. This is where musicians
from all over the world find each other and network with all the
supporting roles of business that gives jazz its heartbeat.