Inventor of "The Thumbar"
I offer the following services:
Broadcast operating procedures/setup & consulting
Location Production Technical Services for Audio & Video
Stage and Studio Technical Consultant * Production/event
Craig Jackson is
also an award-winning musician (keyboards
and flutes)/ composer, who's scores are heard
in NASA exhibits around the world, and composer/musician/video producer, who's music
video/documentary, "Journey into Space" on MCA/Universal
Home Video, was nominated
for a 1987 Billboard/AFI Video Award, and won Best Foreign Film at the
1988 Fiero di Milano.
received rave reviews in People, Video, Cash Box, Popular Photography, Houston City
and American Cinematographer magazines, and was in Blockbuster Video for over 10 years.
As Sr. Audio Designer for CNN TV in Washington, DC
besides mixing of daily live
and taped programming & special events, I was
in charge of audio SOPs, general maintenance of hard-wired & RF mics/IFBs, and
and maintenance of Euphonix MaxAir (2) and Yamaha (1) digital consoles.
I designed audio
for 1st Surround Sound/HD broadcast of SOTU addresss in 2006.
I also, re-designed and built all hardware interfaces for Larry King Live
set in DC.
I was Audio
Engineer (A1) for NBC (KPRC-TV2) in Houston, TX from 2000-04,
Lead Audio Technician for
NASA Space Shuttle TV/film at JSC from 1982-87
Chief Engineer of Crystal Clear Sound 24 track studio in Dallas ((1977-80)
My tech services clients
ABC's 20/20, CBS Hour
Magazine, Energi Studios, McLoad Productions,
Nestor Productions, PBS Frontline,
Video & Post, U. S. Treasury Dept., First United Methodist Church,
First Choice Television, Billy Blues Club, ACM Studio, HaQuyen Studios,
North Harris County College, Peace Tabernacle Church,
Seoul Korean Baptist Church, Texas Southern University MIDI Studio,
and Avon Park Holiness Camp.
Through my first company, Crackerjack Productions, I provided production services
and technical support for the music/entertainment industry, mixing concerts and stage shows
for some of the biggest names in jazz, country, and pop, and was producer/stage
manager for such
venues as La Bastille in Houston and Willie
Nelson's Whiskey River Club in Dallas, TX.
Wendel Adkins, Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Charles & Orchestra w/the Raylettes, Guy Clark, Billy Cobham, David
Chick Corea, Deodato, Flying Burrito Bros., Pete Fountain, Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys, Steve Fromholz, Doug Kershaw,
Gary Lewis & the Playboys,
Delbert McClinton, Larry Mahan, Chuck Mangione, Herbie Mann w/David "Fathead" Newman,
Marilyn Maye, B.W.Stevenson, Dean Scott,
Vince Vance and the Valiants, and for 10 weeks at the Tower Theater in Houston
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" musical.
While free-lancing in numerous other recording studios (1981-2000),
I have produced, engineered, and arranged for 100s of local,
regional and national artists, bands,
and choirs, including
Alex Harvey, Dallas Arts
Magnet Big Band, Dallas Arts Magnet Jazz Chorus, Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88's,
Eastfield Jazz Ensemble, First Praise-Turn Your Radio On, Delbert McClinton, Larry Mahan,
Sami Jo, Stephen Doster Band, Vince Vance & the Valiants, Jerry Jeff Walker.
Craig Jackson also performs as a solo pianist-vocalist, one-man band
and using a variety of musical combos.
Serving the Tampa - Clearwater - St. Petersburg,
For more info on booking, or his new CD "Expressions", visit