The Norman Jackson Band is regarded as one of the most popular bands in the midwest. In 2016 they were ranked by The Blues Foundation at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee as the 3rd ranked Blues Band in the world. They are also known for their unique covers of Motown, Funk and Soul music.
Perfect for festivals, events, parties, corporate events and music venues, the Norman Jackson Band is a professional act that delivers a true performance that your audience will rave about.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 50 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The Norman Jackson Band provides an authentic soul music experience. Depending on the venue's preference, you will hear soul searing original music or/and beloved covers ranging from Marvin Gaye, P Funk to BB King.
Your ears will tingle with Norman's mastery of the guitar and sincere vocals while Rick's saxophone artistry is dynamic, unique and filled with energy.
A professional band with a long resume of experience, you and your audience will appreciate their dedication to making their performance ideal for your event.
This is not a band, this is an act that has reached a high level of musical acumen. You will laugh, dance and smile all night long when the Norman Jackson Band plays for you.
Named the 3rd ranked Blues Band in the World at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the Norman Jackson Band is a high energy, truly soulful, and exciting musical act. Norman Jackson was born in Canton Ohio and grew up in Detroit and Chicago singing alongside Ben E King, Sam Cooke, P Funk, and many of the fathers of Soul & Blues music. It's not often that you find a genuine voice like Norman's. He is an absolute virtuoso as a guitarist. At one moment he'll sear you with a blazing solo and the next he'll soothe you with the smoothest of licks.
Rick Shortt grew up watching Norman perform. He gained fame by fronting the engulfing rock band, Hotbox as they traveled and released three records. Rick approaches the saxophone in a way that you won't find anywhere else with aggression and fire. He is the energy of the band as you never know what he'll do next.
The SOUL MACHINE and his soul soothing groove inducing band will amaze you with the most sincere and true blues, funk, and soul music you'll find anywhere. Come see what everyone in the midwest is raving about when you see, "The Baddest Soul Band in the Land", The Norman Jackson Band.
Additional Booking Notes
Requirements for staging can vary depending on venue. If necessary, the band does have their own lighting and sound equipment. Please feel free to inquire about your venue and we will be happy to work with you in most any scenario.
The band has a large catalog of original and cover music that covers a variety of genres from Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B, Motown and Soul. Cover songs we play may include songs by artists such as: Sam Cooke, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Doobie Brothers, The Rolling Stones, BB King, Albert King, Alicia Keyes, and many, many more.
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