As a recording artist, Javon Jackson has appeared on over 125 recordings and developed a formidable career as a leader who records and tours throughout the world. His current musical group, The Javon Jackson Band, incorporates many styles including jazz, funk, R&B and rock. Jackson came into international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, which gave him the chance to tour and make many recordings with the legendary drummer. In addition to Blakey, Jackson has toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine. To learn more about Javon Jackson, visit