GoldMan’s Profile

  • Age: 57
  • Location: Lawrenceville, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • Country: United States
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Derwin L. Jackson

Now Presenting…The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Experience

Derwin Jackson & NEXT LEVEL sets a cool Jazz vibe with the tantalizing touch of piano melodies and silky smooth background vocals that embrace the Urban Jazz Inspirational sound. If you like Joe Sample, Alex Bugnon and Jeff Lober, you’ll love Derwin Jackson and NEXT LEVEL. It's funky but classic, urban and full of flavor. Spring 2009 promises the release of Jackson’s new poetry and jazz mix CD titled “Poetic Jazz” along with his new poetry journal The Pursuit of Passion & Purpose .

Derwin Jackson & NEXT LEVEL have played some of the hottest and most influential venues and events in the Southeastern US including: Sambucas, Suwanee Park (WJZZ 107.5 FM Jazz Series), 14th Street Playhouse, Jillian’s @ Discover Mills, NBC Business Expo and an array of Jazz & Blues Cafés, Casinos and Expos. When performing in the Metro Atlanta area, Jackson and his production company, Penlight Productions, Inc., have garnered quite a reputation in the creation and promotion of his “Packaged Performance Deals” that not only promote his shows but upcoming artists via “The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Experience”.
The genres represented are Jazz, Blues, Poetry, Vocals and Spoken Word. These shows include “Hot Summer Nights Jazz Series” (in local parks), “The Annual White Gala”, “Moscato Mondays”, “Networking Jazz Mixers”, “A Smooth Jazz Christmas”, “The Red Gala” and “Passion, Poetry and Purpose”. Signed to PMG Records, Inc. in Atlanta, Jackson is well versed as an Inspirational Smooth Jazz Pianist and Poet, Music Producer, Songwriter and Published Author.

Derwin’s music forte’ has rewarded him as a two-time Gospel Choice Awards Nominee, Stella Award Songwriter for Gospel Diva Dottie Peoples and Award Winning Jingle Producer for The McDonald’s Corporation. He has also written for and produced an array of independent artists and has been blessed with multiple gifts and talents to make big things happen. Jackson has worked extensively in strategic planning, commercial advertising and event coordination with national personalities, conferences and campaigns including PMG Foundation for Music & Arts Education, The Heritage Foundation Conference, Central South Gospel Distributors Retailers Conference, Coca Cola Enterprise, the Essence Jazz Festival, Taylormade Marketing with McDonald’s Corporation Product Advertising, McDonald’s Gospel Talent Search, his own imprint - The Annual GWAA Multicultural Praise & Worship Conference and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta based Vibrant Health Association. He's highly esteemed as a "Man of Knowledge" and understands the marriage of Music & Soul! Derwin delightfully proclaims, "I make it do what it do For the Love of God, the People and the Music. That's why I call it Soul Music!" Visit an upcoming show and get lifted by “The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Experience” - Derwin Jackson & NEXT LEVEL.

VISIT DERWIN’S SITE & PERFORMANCE PAGE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS. For more information on Derwin Jackson, Next Level and Penlight, please visit his website at For booking performances or events email at or call (770)374-1015.


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Introducing: The new Social Network for Poets, and Spoken Word Artists "Cap's Original Poetry Cafe." The website address: cappoetrycafe.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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