Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Eclectic!

Photo shoot for Jacksonville Beach, FL jewelry boutique, It's Eclectic!
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Photographer: Krystal Blase | West House Photography
Makeup Artist: Paulina Perez
Hair Stylist: Suzette Joson
Jewelry provided by: It's Eclectic!
Props & clothing provided by: Theresa Kloko
Shoes provided by: me (Carlos by Carlos Santana) 
PA: Alison Russell

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Music Video

Director | Producer: Geoff Gan
Director of Photography: Eric Torres
Assistant Director | Stylist: Frederiche Gray
Eric's Assistant: Angel Torres
Photographer: Philip Scarborough
PA: Alison Russell
Shot at: The Florida Theatre, Downtown Jacksonville, FL
Special Thanks to: Katharine Berry
Extras: Alison Russell, Wendy Tam, Geoff Herzog, Philip Scarborough 
Dress: Betsey Johnson
Necklace: Gasoline Glamour
Ring: Tarina Tarantino
Shoes: Carlos by Carlos Santana

"Lilac Wine" Music Video

Director: Geoff Gan
Stylist: Frederiche Gray
PAs: Alison Russell & Sammi Jackson
Shot at: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast, FL
Necklaces & Ring: Betsey Johnson

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Uncommon Music...for a Common Cause!

 I will be performing at this awesome charity event on September 1, 2010, alongside local Jacksonville folk/indie band, The Dundies, and my friends, The John Earle Band.  The concert starts at 7pm at The Florida Theatre, and all proceeds will go to Art With A Heart in Healthcare!  The ticket price is a suggested donation of $10...but you can give what you feel is right, no matter if it's less or more! 

Musicians accompanying me:
Joshua Bowlus | Jacksonville, FL | Keys

Pasha Sabouri | Austin, TX | Violin

Amy Harris | Austin, TX | Violin

...and special appearances by surprise musicians!

 EU Jacksonville's promo photos of The John Earle Band & me

The Dundies

I will be donating $5 of every "September in the Garden" CD sold at the event to Art With A Heart in Healthcare. 

Can't make it to the show? Purchase the CD by Sept. 1st HERE and $5 will still be donated. :)

Art With A Heart in Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that provides professionally guided personalized art experiences that enhance the healing process and bring comfort, joy and hope to patients and families in crisis.


Behind the Scenes: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Music Video

Photos taken behind-the-scenes of the "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" music video shoot, part 2.

Director: Geoffrey Gan
Steadicam: Eric Torres
Eric's Assistant: Angel Torres
Stylist: Frederiche Gray
Personal Assistant: Alison Russell
Photographer: Philip Scarborough
Extras: Michael Richardson, Wendy Tam, Geoff Herzog, & Alison Russell
Special Thanks to: Katharine Berry at The Florida Theatre

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Behind the Scenes: "Lilac Wine" Music Video

Photos taken behind-the-scenes of the "Lilac Wine" music video shoot.

Director: Geoffrey Gan
Stylist: Frederiche Gray
Personal Assistants: Alison Russell
and Sammi Jackson (my mom!)

We're beginning the editing process for the "Lilac Wine" video tomorrow, and filming another music video on Sunday for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," which will be the second single off of the UK release of September in the Garden.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Making A Music Video

I met Geoffrey Gan at Square One Nightclub in San Marco, FL last Friday.  He was there to see Charlie Walker play, whom he has shot a couple of music videos for.  We met for lunch this week & discussed shooting a music video for "Lilac Wine", which will be the first single off of the UK release of September in the Garden.  Yesterday, Geoffrey & I traveled down to Palm Coast, FL, to check out Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, which is where Jake Roth shot my all-time favorite photo EVER (you can see it here).  We found the perfect spot!  The "Lilac Wine" music video will be filmed on Monday, and will be edited by July 31st so that Geoffrey can enter it into the EU Jacksonville Music Video Film Fest & Contest.

Geoffrey Gan

Friday, June 18, 2010

An Unexpected Finding

I found the following quote written on a torn up piece of paper while going through old boxes yesterday.  I wrote it a couple of years ago while I was still in Veronica's Veil.  I remember the day vividly...I was sitting on a blanket in the middle of a forest in Middleburg, FL, eating blackberries I had just picked.  There was a hawk flying over-head, butterflies filled the air, and the weather seemed absolutely perfect.  I felt truly at peace cell phone, no laptop, no iPod - just a pad of paper, a marker, and nature.  Finding this dirty, torn piece of paper made me realize something important:

It's easy to let the 'noise' of everyday culture get in the way of our creativity & self-exploration.  As a people, we're used to being distracted on a normal basis, and we don't take the time to reflect on what is actually important, or on what will truly make us happier.

I want to do something about this.  We should all do something about this. :)

"My true art is created with no outside influence,
deep in the depths of silence,
nature hiding the view of civilization-
where all of my feelings translate into song."
-Jordyn Jackson

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jacksonville Jazz Festival!

This Saturday, May 29th, at 3:30pm, I will be playing a 90 minute set at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival at Hemming Plaza.  I will be accompanied by some incredible musicians, including:

Some of my personal favorite local musicians,

John Earle | Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Johnny Flood | Saxophone
Brent Couch | Percussion, Backing Vocals

Ray Callender | Jacksonville, FL | Trumpet

Eric Brigmond | Jacksonville, FL | Piano, Keyboards

Daniel Hunting | Jacksonville, FL | Electric Guitar

Manny Vergara | Jacksonville, FL | Bass Guitar

Pasha Sabouri | Austin, TX | Violin

Amy Harris | Austin, TX | Viola

 This is going to be such a fun performance, and I hope to see lots of familiar faces in the audience! The countdown begins.........

Monday, April 12, 2010

charity: water

Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. That’s one in eight of us. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.

This is Caroline. Beautiful smile, right? She's smiling because she's drinking clean water for the first time. She used to walk three hours every day to fetch dirty water. But not anymore. Her village just got a well. Clean water will change everything for Caroline and her community. For every Caroline, there are millions more children hoping to smile like that. Almost a billion people on the planet don't have clean water riht now. Who knows how many people you will impact. This is where it begins. (-mycharity: water team

It's amazing- just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years!

Help bring clean water wells to the thirsty:

 My charity: water page -

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Review in Where Y'at - New Orleans Magazine!

Jordyn Jackson
September in the Garden
Chessie Park Productions

With sweet seductive vocals to go along with her devastatingly stunning good looks, Jordyn Jackson proves she's so much more than just another pretty face in the music world on her debut release, September in the Garden.  This future starlet brings a lively flair of expression through her vocals and keeps the listener wanting more.  Jackson's vocals clearly drip like a playful dab of honey on Southern homemade buttermilk biscuits--simply oh so sweet and yummy!  Recorded at Fudge Studios in New Orleans, Jackson has a stellar band backing her including local NOCCA graduates the Craft Brothers (Glasgow) on strings.  Jackson's alluring vocals on "Squeeze Me" will send visions of Jessica Rabbit and New Orleans style burlesque through your mind while her version of "Crazy" is breathtaking.  The CD as a whole is a great listen and I surely look forward to seeing her perform live around town.  -Kevin McKee

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MS Mud Run - Success!

On Saturday, March 20, 2010, my friends and I participated in the 6.2 mile MS Mud Run in Jacksonville, FL.  Our team name: We're Not In It To Win It, But...Tony Is.  Together, we raised over $800 for the National MS Society!  Here are some photos from the muddy, difficult, amazingly fun race:

 "6 miles...Really?!" Samantha

"Hurry Up, Bitches!" Tony

"Help A Sister Out." Amy

"Hope I Don't Fall." Erin

"Wait...We Have To Get Dirty?" Jordyn

The Rope Climb

It was such a pretty day!

Happy as Pigs in Mud! ;)

About to swim through the freezing cold tunnel

I touched something weird while in the middle of it!

(hence the reason I look like this)

Notice that Tony isn't in any of these photos? He left us.

Comin' around the corner!

Sliding down the trenches

I love my friends!

The Mud Crawl

The last obstacle!

 This was really fun :)

Amy pointing out the finish line

 Running to the finish line...

Almost there!

Finished...And back with our teammate, Tony.

Tony, Erin, Sam, Shelly (who was originally on the team, but got the flu), Amy, Me, and Sam's mom, Linda...Yay!

Attempting to rinse off

The End...Till Next Year!