“A brilliant young violinist, with a musical maturity way beyond his years” – Alan Western, describing George Jackson, an exciting, young and energetic seventh generation fiddler. Regular performances throughout Australia and New Zealand see George as both an important bearer of tradition and an innovator. Recent accolades include; 2012 Golden Fiddle Award for “Best Fiddler”, The Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship 2012, Winning the CMAA Australian Fiddle and Banjo Championships in 2010 and ’11 along with the FAA Young Australian Folk Musician 2010.
Music is George’s greatest passion, inspired by the contrasting styles of Bluegrass,Celtic, and Jazz. No music is a boundary, yet no detail overlooked.
Just a quick note to let you know I’ll be playing at a few festivals and camps this summer, with my Brisbane band The Company, as part of Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club and with Karen Lynne on the Bluegrass Cruise! First off I’ll be teaching at The Australian Banjo Conference and the Australian Bluegrass Conference up [...]
Hello Melbourne! I’m happy to be basing myself in Melbourne as of August 2012, it’s such an exciting city and I love being able to see live folk music every night if I want.