YOLA at HOLA Music Instructor
Joseph Jackson is 39 years old, and resides in Long Beach with his wife Sheveeta, 5-year-old son Jacob and newborn son Jeremiah. Joseph holds a B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Music degree from Azusa Pacific University. He has played tuba for about 25 years.
Joseph is principal tubist with the Rio Hondo and Desert Symphonies and has performed with Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Conejo Valley Symphony, Marina Del Rey Symphony, Redlands Symphony, The Long Beach Ballet and La Primavera Orchestra. He has been soloist with the Carson and New Valley Symphonies on multiple occasions and has had solo performances with the Golden State British Brass Band and The Southwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference (SWRTEC). Most recently, he conducted a Master Class session at SWRTEC called “A Musical Approach to Etudes.” He has also studied with Tommy Johnson, Doug Tornquist, Jim Self, Roger Bobo, Pat Sheridan, Norm Pearson and John Van Houten.
An active freelance and studio musician, Joseph plays on recordings and soundtracks, including with Terence Blanchard, The GKM Jazz Orchestra, The Hollywood 12, and DeadMau5. Joseph founded the Citrus Six Tuba Ensemble and has commissioned new music for this ensemble. In addition, he has commissioned four other solo/chamber works for the tuba and plans to have many more commissions done.
While busy performing, Joseph is also a teacher and clinician. He is professor of tuba at Citrus and The Master’s College. With Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at HOLA, Joseph is the Low Brass Specialist, where he leads sectionals with all brass instruments, teaches private instruction, occasionally conducts the Symphonic Winds, and coaches the Brass Chamber Ensemble “Yo Brass.”
An avid lover of trains since he was a kid, Joseph builds and operates models. He spent fourteen years on the Disneyland Railroad as an engineer. Joseph is involved in ministry at Crenshaw Church of Christ, where he serves as a music minister and deacon.