Adrian Jackson

Adrian Jackson is the artistic director of the prestigious Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

Jackson’s love of jazz began at age 14 when, together with his parents and older brother Martin, he went to a Giants of Jazz concert featuring some truly great international jazz names: Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt and others. Having learned classical piano at an earlier age, the inspired teenager began taking lessons on saxophone and continued playing while beginning an economics degree at Monash University. As one of Australia’s most influential jazz promoters for over twenty years, Jackson has presented hundreds of local and international performers across diverse styles of jazz.