Saturday June 4 2022, 2:00 PM

Jackson-Wilson Duo

Lunenburg School of the Arts
Saturday 4 June – 2:00 PM

$5 at the door (4 years and under free)..


Sam Wilson


Musique Royale invites you to hear Jackson-Wilson Duo, the featured performers for our upcoming Cookie Concert in June! Andrew Jackson and Sam Wilson have been exploring the interplay of trombone and guitar over the last several years while honing their musical chemistry as a duo. Their repertoire is expansive from standards, to folk covers, hits from the silver screen and originals. Both are acclaimed musicians and composers in their own right, and they have just finished recording a duo album, which will be released this fall.

Andrew Jackson is an acclaimed trombonist and composer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His versatility and unique sound have made him one of the Maritimes first-call players. He is an artist constantly exploring new sounds and not afraid to blend genres. Sam Wilson is a two-time ECMA nominated artist for both of her original albums. She is influenced by jazz, improvised music, folk and fingerstyle guitar, which blend together creating her unique style. You can catch her in a range of settings from solo to her jazz quintet. Join us on Saturday June 4th at 2 pm, at the Lunenburg School of the Arts (6 Prince St) to hear these two musicians in harmony. All ages are welcome!

Cookie Concerts are Musique Royale’s child friendly concert series which take place on the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm (from Oct-June) at the Lunenburg School of the Arts.

Andrew Jackson, trombone

Andrew Jackson is an acclaimed trombonist and composer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His versatility and unique sound have made him one of the Maritimes first-call players. He is an artist constantly exploring new sounds and not afraid to blend genres.

Jackson keeps a busy playing schedule with many of the premiere artists in Halifax spanning a variety of styles, including Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Erin Costelo, Joel Plaskett, Andru Branch & Halfway Tree, David Myles, Classified, Hillsburn, Aquakultre and many more. Andrew was a longtime collaborater with drummer Jerry Granelli, for which they received a Juno nomination and an East Coast Music Award for the album “What I Hear Now”. As an improvisor and new music creator, Andrew has had the opportunity to play with many world class performers such as William Parker, Pierre-Yves Martel, Trevor Watts and many more. Andrew has written compositions ranging from solo, jazz combo, string ensemble to large ensemble pieces for groups such as the Upstream Music Ensemble.

Since 2017 Andrew has been the musical curator for the Halifax Jazz Festival, for which he received the 2019 “Promoter of the Year’ award at the Music Nova Scotia Awards. Starting in 2015, Andrew has also been the creator and host of “The Outer Edge” on CKDU 88.1FM, which received the 2021 Radio Program of the Year at the Music Nova Scotia Awards.

Sam Wilson, guitar

‘With a lyrical sensitivity to her instrumental compositions, her music draws listeners in with subtlety and introspective levity. Bringing a distinctive angle to her jazz-informed arranging, she creates nuanced space for improvisation and discovery…’- Upstream Music association.

“With early steps this well formed, what will the rest of Sam Wilson’s journey sound like?” - The East Mag

Guitarist Sam Wilson oscillates between the worlds of improvisation and composition. From solo to quintet, she presents a performance that reflects her love of jazz, improvised and instrumental music stemming from various traditions. Her debut album Groundless Apprehensions, released in 2019, received nominations from the ECMAs and Music Nova Scotia for ‘Jazz recording of the year’. Her follow up solo guitar album, Into a Heart (pt. II) released on Muzak records in Japan, and independently to the rest of the world, has also been well received. It has been nominated for the 2022 ECMAs ‘Instrumental album of the year’. In January 2021 Sam received the Paul Cram Creation award and will be presenting an original piece in Paul Cram’s honour at some point during Upstream Music Association’s 2022 season. She has recently collaborated with suddenlyLISTEN on ‘The Seeds Project’, as well as Andrew Mackelvie’s forming ensemble.

In February 2022 Sam attended Lena Residency in Galiano, BC where she laid the foundation for a new, upcoming creative music project… stay tuned! Notable past performances include the Halifax Jazz Festival, Open Waters Festival, the 21st Century Guitar Conference and Deep Roots Music Festival, as well as supporting musicians at Prismatic Arts Festival and Nova Scotia Music Week.

Along with adherence to Musique Royale’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, these additional rules will apply for this Cookie Concert:

  • The cookie concert will host no more than 72 people (50% of the venue’s maximum capacity).
  • Masks will be required at all times; exceptions may apply for presenters/entertainment. Masks can be removed temporarily if refreshments are served.
  • Please do not enter the School if you have tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days.