ocalist Carrie Jackson is a native Newarker who nurtured and honed her talents in Newark, the Jazz Mecca of New Jersey. She has acquired a vast amount of experience in a wide variety of musical genres. She began her musical career when she was 6 years old singing in the children's choir at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Newark, NJ. Carrie is a product of the Newark Public School system; attended Peshine Avenue Elementary School, and Weequahic H.S. A jazz song stylist, Jackson has been hailed for her featured artist performance concert in "Women in Jazz" Newark Jazz Festival, Newark, NJ. She was a principal performer in Ain't Misbehavin, Thomas Fats Waller's musical at the Villagers Theater, New Brunswick, NJ. This show was a huge success and had a 6 week run. She was a principal artist in 49th Street Jazz a musical review and tribute to Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, which featured selections from Eubie, Sophisticated Ladies, Black & Blue, Porgy & Bess, and Ain't Misbehavin', by Thomas Fat's Waller, Spectrum (Play) The Life of Christ, lead role, Elizabeth, Director/Writer: Henry Bobbitt, Montclair, NJ. She brings her band and style to the Gateway for WBGO's Free Lunchtime Concert Series - this time as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival.