Bassist, producer, songwriter, and aspiring entrepreneur.
Chris Jackson Music Bio
Chris Jackson has been surrounded by music for as long as he can remember. Born to a recording engineer/former musician and a former dancer, music was always being discussed in his household growing up. As soon as he got his first drum set in third grade, Chris knew that music was his calling. He has since learned guitar, piano, tuba, and several other instruments, but none of them have had as much impact on his life as the bass. Since he got his first bass in 8th grade, Chris was the only bass player in his middle school and one of a handful in high school. He was in very high demand, playing in bands and performing at school events. Rigorously improving his skill throughout high school, he was accepted into USC’s Popular Music Performance major and was more in demand than ever. By the end of his freshman year, Chris was involved in 11 musical projects with varying degrees of commitment. Eventually, he drastically cut down his projects; only keeping those that he felt he was a core member. Now, Chris is mostly working as a solo artist under the name Chris Jaxon, primarily writing pop and hip-hop songs. In addition, he is one-third of the alternative band That Comes Later and the math rock band Cohasset (currently on hiatus). Chris Jaxon is managed by Souder Music Group.
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Interview with Chris Jackson
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Highly variable. Generally attack song head on and then edit from there.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musicality and excitement
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Metal, EDM
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If the song is weak, it doesn't matter how cool your beat is.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Travis Scott is the most interesting artist to me at the moment.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started on drums, then guitar, then bass. USC Popular Music major. Producing since high school.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Bass, Production, Songwriting
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Paul McCartney, Gucci Mane, Thom Yorke, Kanye West
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: JBL Speakers, Audix Mics, Warwick/Music Man/Fender/Monoprice/Schecter basses
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Audix mic, Fender Jazz Bass, Laptop, M-Audio Venom keyboard, headphones
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure they are reliable. It doesn't matter how good somebody is if you can't count on them.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Networking and Challenging myself
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will add something to your song that you would not have thought of doing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jillian Lavin
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 5 Song EP, several singles as solo artist and as collaborations.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My currently-released EP. I did everything myself except mixing and some recording.