B.K. has opened for numerous nationally renowned artists, such as Brian McKnight, Fantasia, Kirk Whalum, Pieces of a Dream, Wayman Tisdale, Paul Brown, Ken Navarro, Gerald Albright, Eric Darius, 480 East, Arturo Sandoval, and Roy Ayers. In May 2008, B.K. had the privilege of opening for the renowned blues artist B.B. King at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida, and received three standing ovations during his 30-min. set. In October 2008, B.K. opened the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival for the legendary Tony Bennett. In October 2009, B.K. made waves on the Capital Jazz SuperCruise III with his electrifying performances. For 2010, B.K. was the headliner for the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival and has already been booked to perform at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, Florida and the WLOQ Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Winter Park, Florida. B.K. wows the crowds with his extraordinary talent, stage presence, and ability to command an audience.
In August 2008, B.K. released his debut CD “On the Move.” This CD is very impressive, especially given that most of the original tunes were co-written by B.K. at age 16, with the exception of “Feelin’ Saxy” which was written by him when he was in the seventh grade. The single “Believe That” was featured on the September 2008 Jazziz Magazine CD sampler. Jazziz Magazine’s review said: “the saxophonist sounds like a seasoned contemporary jazz veteran rather than a high school student.” He is truly a talent well beyond his years!
B.K. Jackson is a graduate of Howard W. Blake High School for the Performing Arts. He is currently attending Florida A&M University in the Jazz Studies program.