Clev OH - St. Pete FL

Awards & Festivals

Kristine Jackson
Christine Jackson
MusicByKJ
Cleveland Oh Music
St. Petersburg FL Music
Blues Music

  

International Blues Competition (IBC)
 * Semifinalist Solo/Duo  

2008/2009/2019 

* Self-Produced Album Contestant / 2016

* Band Finalist / 2010


Cleveland Scene Magazine
2013 Nominated Best Blues
2010 Best Blues Band
2008 Nominated Best Blues Band/Horn Player
2007 Best Blues Band/Horn Player
2004/05/06 Nominated Best Horn Player 


Northeast Ohio Blues Alliance 

IBC Challenge Winner 2018 - Solo


Mahoning River Blues Festival
2007 Winner - Solo


3rd Annual Appalachian Blues Challenge
2009 Winner - Band


2009 Cleveland's Entertainer of The Year by CBC magazine



FESTIVALS


Music On The Bay Fest - Tampa, FL  


Good Times III Blues Cruise - Clev, OH

Kent State Jackson Belden Fest - OH 


Raccoon County Music Fest - OH 


Canton Blues Festival - OH 


Burning River Festival, Cle - Ohio

Canal Winchester Blues and Brews - OH
 

Charlie West Blues Fest - WV 


Great American Rib Burn - OH   


University of Charleston - WV 


Traditional Acoustic Fest - OH 


Gahanna Creekside Blues Jazz Fest - OH


Kalamazoo Blues Festival - MI 


North Ohio Rib Cook Off - OH 


Ohio City Blues and Brews - OH 

KJ's Sunshine Vibe

Kristine Jackson
Christine Jackson
MusicByKJ
Cleveland Oh Music
St. Petersburg FL Music
Blues Music

Kristine Takes Her Blues To The Beach @ TropRock Events Across The U.S!


  

* Meeting of The Minds

2018 & 2019
KeyWest, FL

 

* Music On The Bay 2019
Tampa, FL

 

* Riddles In The Sand 2019
Galveston, TX

 

* Donny Brewers Karavan To The Keys ​
2018 & 2019

Gulf Shores - Key West

 

* Diablo Creek House Concert
 Englewood, FL

 

* The Habitat House Concerts
Tropical Stories & Topical Songs Series  
Bradenton, FL 


* Rays Happy Island 2019
Sullivan, MO

 

* Tiki Man Radio - 

Live in Studio 2018
 Chattanooga, TN

 

* Island Time Radio
In Studio 2018 2019

Cleveland, OH

 
 

* Phlocking of the Phaithful 2019
 Put In Bay, OH 

Big City Rhythm & Blues

Kristine Jackson
Christine Jackson
MusicByKJ
Cleveland Oh Music
St. Petersburg FL Music
Blues Music

CD Review - 2016

"Kristine's vocals shift from gruff to soaring on this power ballad about the loss of a friend, “By Your Side” then moves to the solid R&B of “What Moves You” with punching horns, popping bass and a voice similar to Shaun Murphy or Janiva Magness. With a reggae beat “Change My World” is powered by Ms Jackson’s full throated roar then with a Rod Stewart like croon her vocals swoops high then dropping low as she dreams of “Another Day.” Accompanied by hand claps, whistling and steel drum she’s “Proud To Say” your mine. “Always There” is a rocking ride with a touch of Janis Joplin while “Mary Belle” echoes Grace Slick’s Airplane. With wailing harp along side Kristine’s husky shouts of “Rob You Blind,” the music shifts to a sweet swoon as Kristine shows “How The Angels Sing.” With an icy blast of horns her vocals shiver as she sings “Come In From The Cold” and “Smothered” is a spaghetti western soundtrack as Kristine narrates with horn like vocal lines over her metallic guitar imitating flamenco flourishes. A bombastic rocker, “Burning River Chant” the organ and horns blast power chords as Jackson’s guitar burns it up and her vocals match that force.
With a refreshing gypsy’s abandonment Kristine’s latest CD “By Your Side” takes you to new depths proving it ain’t just the same ol’ blues." 

Songwriting

Kristine Jackson
Christine Jackson
MusicByKJ
Cleveland Oh Music
St. Petersburg FL Music
Blues Music

International Songwriter Competition
First Place Winner
By Your Side - 2016 


Nashville Songwriters Association

Ole' Songwriting Challenge

Local Chapter Runner Up
Wishing Well - 2018


Big City Blues Magazine

Coolest New Blues Song 

By Your Side - 2017


Over 40 Original Songs Performed 

Live At Any Given Show.... 

Opened For

Kristine Jackson
Christine Jackson
MusicByKJ
Cleveland Oh Music
St. Petersburg FL Music
Blues Music

B.B.King
​Tab Benoit
Selwyn Birchwood
Joe Bonamassa
Lonnie Brooks
Nora Jean Bruso
Robert Cray
Sue Folley
Buddy Guy
John Hammond Jr
Johnny Lang
Albert Lee
Bryan Lee
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Justin Lynch
Taj Mahal
Buddy Miles
Charlie Musslewhite
Ana Popovic
Mavis Staples
Patrick Sweany
The Temptations
Jimmy Thackery
Train
Walter Trout
Jimmy Webb
Kenny Wayne Shepherd