Bernard “BK” Jackson is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul. A native of Tampa, Florida, he goes by the stage name “BK Jackson” and has crossed musical paths with industry giants such as B.B King, Brian McKnight, Bruno Mars, and more. Most notably, BK spent four years touring domestically and abroad with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits for sold out arenas night after night as a member of his 11-piece horn section, known as New Power Generation (NPG) Hornz.
Snagging numerous awards and recognitions for his undeniable talent and skill, BK was voted as the Tampa Bay Entertainer of the Year (First Annual Black Diamond Award) and was a NAACP ACT-SO (Afro Academic Technological Scientific Olympics) Gold Medal Winner. BK won the Fifth Annual Capital Jazz Festival Challenge in Columbia, Maryland, becoming the youngest person to ever do so. Most recently, BK has been voted Smooth Jazz Network’s 2019 Breakout Artist of the Year. This award recognizes artists for their success on radio and live show experience.
"Paradise" is the first of two leading singles from Life of the Party. This single debuted #2 on Billboard Smooth Jazz, SmoothJazz.com and Groove Jazz Music's Most Added charts and finished 2018 on Smooth Jazz Network’s Top 100 singles for 2018. BK’s latest single, “Velvet Ropes” followed suit debuting #1 on SmoothJazz.com and #2 on Billboard Smooth Jazz Most Added charts. “Velvet Ropes” would go on to place inside the top 20 on three different smooth jazz radio charts
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