Chubby Jackson

Greig Stewart ' Chubby ' Jackson ( born October 25, 1918 in New York City, New York, † October 1, 2003 in Rancho Bernardo, California ) was an American jazz bassist.

Life and work

Jackson began at the age of sixteen as a clarinetist, but soon moved to bass and joined from 1939 on with the big bands of Raymond Scott Jan Savitt and Henry Busse. He toured from 1941 to 1943 with Charlie Barnet and then joined Woody Herman's first band. After the dissolution of Herman's First Herd in 1947, he played with Charlie Ventura Septet and undertook with his own band, a Scandinavian tour.

After another collaboration with Herman 1948-49 he headed an own big band, went back to 1951 with Ventura and Bill Harris founded with another band. In the 1950s he worked primarily as a studio musician and then entered several children's television shows on ( Little Rascals Show, 1959-61; Looney Tunes Show or The Chubby Jackson Show 1962-63 ).

He then lived in Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles and sat down in San Diego for the rest, but still occasionally joined with Lionel Hampton ( 1978-79 ) and Woody Herman on.

2000 Jackson was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame. His son Duffy Jackson became known as a jazz drummer.