Happy Birthday JOE JACKSON!
David Ian "Joe" Jackson was born on August 11, 1954 in Burton upon Trent, Stuffordshire UK. He subsequently relocated from England to New York and then to Berlin, where he still resides.
In a career extending from 1979 to today, Joe Jackson recorded 19 studio albums and garnered 5 Grammy Award nominations and 1 Grammy Award in 2000 for the Best Pop Instrumental album 'Symphony No.1.
After years of studying music and playing clubs, Jackson became an overnight success in the early '80s with his mix of energetic New Wave rock and bitter British punk. 'Look Sharp' (1979) and 'I'm the Man' (1979) sign the beginning of his great success with the Joe Jackson Band.
He then moved, in the mid-80s. to a more jazz-inflected pop music and in the late 1990s Jackson expanded into classical music.
Joe's work during the rest of the 1990s was his most challenging and eclectic: the gentle, soul-searching 'Night Music' (1994), the ambitious and original song-cycle based on the Seven Deadly Sins, 'Heaven and Hell' (1997), and the album Joe considers his most underrated, 'Night and Day II' (2000).
In 2003 Jackson astonished everyone, including himself, by re-forming the original Joe Jackson Band for a stunning new album, 'Volume 4', and a lengthy tour.
Joe Jackson’s most recent album 'Fast Forward' was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. Composed, produced and arranged by Jackson, 'Fast Forward' features four sets of four songs each recorded in four different cities – New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam – each with a different set of guest musicians.
OFF#ROCK's 'Joe Jackson TOP 5 songs'.