Freddie Jackson

Freddie Jackson

  • Freddie Jackson - IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8: Forward Jarrod Uthoff #20 of the Iowa Hawkeyes battles for a rebouund during the second half with guards Craig Ponder #0 and Freddie Jackson #10 of the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on November 8, 2013 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Freddie Jackson - IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8: Forward Melsahn Basabe #1 of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes a shot during the first half over forward Dylan Sherwood #20 and guard Freddie Jackson #10 of the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on November 8, 2013 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Freddie Jackson - IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8: Forward Jarrod Uthoff #20 of the Iowa Hawkeyes battles for a rebouund during the second half with guards Craig Ponder #0 and Freddie Jackson #10 of the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on November 8, 2013 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Freddie Jackson - IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8: Forward Melsahn Basabe #1 of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes a shot during the first half over forward Dylan Sherwood #20 and guard Freddie Jackson #10 of the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on November 8, 2013 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Freddie Jackson attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Freddie Jackson attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Freddie Jackson attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Freddie Jackson attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Freddie Jackson attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03:  Singer Freddie Jackson performs onstage at the Barnstable Brown Gala hosted by GREY GOOSE at Barnstable Brown House on May 3, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Freddie Jackson - LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03:  Musician Freddie Jackson attends the 2013 Barnstable-Brown Derby gala at Barnstable-Brown House on May 3, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  Freddie Jackson attends the Torch Ball hosted by Evidence, A Dance Company at The Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  (L-R) Chairman Emeritus, of the board of the Evidence Dance Company and Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Reginald Van Lee, Freddie Jackson and Artistic Director Ronald K Brown attend the Torch Ball hosted by Evidence, A Dance Company at The Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2013 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24:  UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder (Front) and singer Freddie Jackson perform during the United Nations Day Concert at United Nations on October 24, 2012 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24:  Singer Freddie Jackson attends the United Nations Day Concert at United Nations on October 24, 2012 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24:  UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder (Front) and singer Freddie Jackson perform during the United Nations Day Concert at United Nations on October 24, 2012 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01:  Singer Freddie Jackson attends the Broadway opening night of 'Bonnie & Clyde' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on December 1, 2011 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 17:  PIPS for a night Freddie Jackson, Kenny Lattimore and Dave Hollister perform at the 2011 Soul Train Awards at The Fox Theatre on November 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Freddie Jackson - NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 24:  Singer Freddie Jackson performs at the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Honors at the Highline Ballroom on February 24, 2011 in New York City.
  • Freddie Jackson - ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 10: Recording Artist Freddie Jackson attends the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
To urban contemporary listeners, Freddie Jackson was one of the biggest stars of the latter half of the '80s, dominating the R&B charts seemingly at will. Jackson's forte was sophisticated, romantic soul ballads aimed at adult audiences, but he was also capable of tackling urban contemporary dance fare and even the occasional jazz tune. Yet unlike many of his peers -- Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, ...more


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