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Emmy-Winning Pianist/Composer D.D. Jackson's Highly Anticipated Reunion with Tenor Sax Legend for Two Nights Only at Historic D.C. Club 

WASHINGTON D.C. -- (EMAILWIRE) -- D.D. Jackson is excited to be re-uniting with his longtime mentor and colleague David Murray for two nights only at Washington D.C.’s historic jazz venue Blues Alley.

Night 1 (on Tues. Nov. 7th) will feature both Jackson and David Murray sitting in as special guests of D.C. staple violinist Dave Kline, for which several Jackson compositions will be featured with Murray.

Night 2 (on Wed. Nov. 8th) shifts to Jackson leading his own band composed of D.C. luminaries Eric Kennedy on drums and Obasi Akoto on bass, with Murray once again taking center stage and featuring a rich cross-section of Jackson's compositions.

“Working with David has been one of the most formative experiences of my life”, Jackson reflects. “After my mentor Don Pullen first introduced us, David helped launch my career when he had me sub for John Hicks at the Montreal Jazz Festival, leading to my signing with Justin Time Records.” Jackson’s first album yielded the title tune “Peace-Song”, which he would go on to perform with Murray all over the world and which he plans to re-visit in D.C. on Night 2, along with many more.

Since their past work together, Murray has continued with his breakneck recording career and touring schedule. Jackson meanwhile found himself settling down and eventually went on to win Emmy Awards writing for television, including children’s shows like “The Wonder Pets” and “Peg+Cat” (with his kids becoming his new “fans”!), doing collaborations with The Roots, and becoming increasingly involved in education (including at Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation school at LIU Brooklyn).

The pianist of late, however, has picked up the jazz mantle once more, including a large-scale album project slated for a Spring/24 release entitled “Poetry Project” featuring 8 singers, plus instrumentation ranging from symphony orchestra and string quartet to a rhythm section featuring Snarky Puppy drummer Larnell Lewis. Jackson himself also sings on two tracks, and plans to do the same for his Nov. 8th Blues Alley leader date. “I don’t consider myself a singer by trade, but the two songs I plan to premiere were so close to my heart that I couldn’t resist!”, he remarked.

It should be a two-night Blues Alley residency - and musical reunion - not to be missed.


D.D. Jackson
Tel: 646-250-3132


Reservations for Night 2 (Wed. Nov. 8th, 7 pm) - D.D. as leader feat. David):

Reservations for Night 2 (Wed. Nov. 8th, 9 pm) - D.D. as leader feat. David):

Reservations for Night 1 (Tues. Nov. 7th, 7 & 9 pm)  - violinist Dave Kline with guests D.D. and David: please visit


Since he arrived in NY in 1975, David Murray established himself as one of the prominent saxophone players and leaders of jazz. He has released over 200 albums under his own name, working with the likes of Max Roach, Randy Weston, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, Taj Mahal, Mal Waldron, Amiri Baraka, Jerry Garcia, Doudou N’daye Rose, Cassandra Wilson, Jason Moran, Macy Gray, Omara Portuando, Saul Williams, Vijay Iyer, QuestLove, Black Thought, and Gregory Porter to name a few. He is also a founding member of the groundbreaking World Saxophone Quartet which toured and recorded for 40 years.

As well as being a well known bandleader, he is a noteworthy composer and arranger providing memorable melodies and harmonies. His approach to improvisation is instantly recognizable. Even in its freest flights, he acknowledges the gravity of a tradition he honors more than most, combining all the influences he grew out of: gospel, jazz, free/avant-garde jazz, rhythm’n blues, R&B and, in his associations with writers, poetry. The great Cecil Taylor compared him to his greatest predecessors who had signature sounds: “You stick your ear in the door, you know it’s David!’’

His most recent trio, The Brave New World Trio, released an album May 2022 after touring for 2 years. The critics unanimously agree that he is at the top of his game! “The concept of freedom expressed here involves drawing freely from myriad styles, minting them into music that is both uncompromisingly rigorous and directly communicative.” (Downbeat, July 2022)

David Murray goes down as a worthy successor for some of the biggest names in jazz, and he is now contributing to the rise of many young talents acclaimed by critics.



D.D. Jackson is a 2x Emmy-winning (5x Emmy-nominated) composer/songwriter/producer and a Juno-winning jazz pianist/composer who has recorded 14 CD’s of mostly original music as leader or co-leader (including 2 for the major label BMG), ranging from his Juno Award-winning solo piano CD “ far”, to his larger-scale meditation on the events of 9/11 (“Suite for New York”).

He has also performed/recorded and/or toured around the world with diverse artists ranging from saxophonist David Murray, violinist Billy Bang and drummer Jack Dejohnette, to Questlove and Tariq Trotter of The Roots, and previously composed two jazz-influenced operas, including “Québécité” (based in part on the story of his African American father and Chinese mother).

As a composer for television he has written songs and other music for a wide range of shows from Peg + Cat (PBS), to The Wonder Pets (Nickelodeon) and Sesame Street (PBS/HBO); and as a writer, he also penned a popular column for DownBeat magazine entitled “Living Jazz” for 5 years.

As an educator, Jackson is an award-winning professor and is currently on faculty at: Jay-Z’s new “Roc Nation” school at Long Island University Brooklyn where he teaches courses covering Music Tech, piano, and music production; and at Brooklyn College, where he previously helped manage the Global Jazz Masters program and direct the Big Band, and where he currently teaches Media Scoring in their Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.

D.D. lives in Maplewood, NJ (just outside of New York City) with his wife Elizabeth, their 17-year old son Jarrett and 14-year old daughter Aria. His website is:



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Radiant Digital Awarded Contract by ACL to Enhance, Maintain, and Support the Older Americans Act Performance System

Vienna, VA -- (EMAILWIRE) -- Radiant Digital is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5-year contract by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL). Radiant will be providing maintenance, enhancement, support, and technical assistance for the Older Americans Act Performance System (OAAPS). This is a mission-critical platform that collects essential data on programs under Titles III, VI, and VII of the Older Americans Act (OAA), including information on participants, services, and expenditures.

The Radiant Digital team consisting of strategists, UX/CX designers, developers, social scientists, and change managers, is committed to enhancing and supporting OAAPS to better serve all stakeholders. The team will apply a structured management approach that incorporates a human-centered agile methodology, promoting a strong grantee experience. Radiant Digital will deploy the right people, tools, and processes to deliver rigorous engineering and high-quality data at a high velocity, with transparency, repeatability, and continuous improvement.

"Radiant Digital is very grateful to ACL for trusting us to assist them in their mission to serve Older Americans. Our team is dedicated to the mission and is committed to leveraging our expertise and resources to enhance the Older Americans Act Performance System. With a strong focus on applications, data and infrastructure, digital experience, and organizational transformation, we are well-prepared to support ACL’s mission.” said Dr. Shankar Rachakonda, Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Digital.

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Vienna, VA – ( --  Radiant Digital Solutions, Inc. (Radiant Digital) has announced the strategic acquisition of Singapore-based Compassites Technology Solutions Pte Ltd (Compassites Singapore) to expand into new markets in Southeast Asia. In addition to offices in Singapore, these markets will be serviced from Radiant locations in India.

“We are very excited about this acquisition. We look forward to adding Compassites Singapore customers to our portfolio and providing them with our leading-edge transformation solutions. In addition, access to new financial services and fintech expertise in Singapore will strengthen our capabilities.” said Dr. Shankar Rachakonda, CEO of Radiant Digital.

“The timing is so perfect for us to leverage the comprehensive digital offerings that Radiant brings to the table. Together, our combined teams will bolster the capabilities we offer to our customers in this region and increase our capacity to take on new challenges,” said Compassites Singapore Business Head, Sreedhar Kannan.

 “We are proud to welcome Compassites Singapore to the Radiant Digital family,” added Dr. Rachakonda, “their talented consultants will greatly complement and enhance our existing team.”

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Washington, DC – (EMAILWIRE) -- Radiant Digital (Radiant) was awarded the NOTC Training and Learning Curriculum Development Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

BSEE selected Radiant as a training development vendor to enhance the capabilities of its compliance professionals. BSEE sought a firm experienced in developing curriculum for inspection, maintenance, and operations personnel in facilities where the consequences of unplanned incidences can have a severe impact on the health and safety of workers, on the well-being of surrounding communities, and the environment. It also required a firm with the experience to bring contemporary approaches to its learning programs, including mobile and extended reality (XR) applications.

“We’re excited to have been selected by BSEE to help them improve and expand the learning opportunities for their employees,” said Erik Fullerton, Radiant’s Director, Learning and Organizational Change. “BSEE’s mission is a critical one, and Radiant is proud to play a part in helping them maintain the safety of workers and protect our coastal environment.”

Radiant’s extensive experience designing learning interventions for companies involved in industrial applications requiring a high emphasis on safety makes them a perfect partner for BSEE as it seeks to maintain the highest level of safety at US offshore energy exploration and production facilities. Radiant’s breadth of services, such as user experience design, application design and development, and multimedia design, form an excellent complement to the instructional systems design from which future products will spring.

“Radiant has been helping oil and gas firms train their employees to inspect, maintain, and operate their facilities for over a decade,” Fullerton continued, “and we’re looking forward to bringing that experience to bear on BSSE’s unique challenges.”

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The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), located within the Department of Interior (DOI), has a requirement to produce training and multimedia products for its National Offshore Training Center (NOTC) program. BSEE’s mandate is regulating, monitoring, and inspection of energy production operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The BSEE compliance personnel currently consist of approximately 400 professionals. To learn more, please visit BSEE’s website or LinkedIn.

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The two organizations will work together on Radiant-funded research projects and collaborate to pursue key research opportunities

Vienna, VA – (EMAILWIRE) --  Radiant and Bowie State University have joined forces to explore novel applications of emerging technologies in a new public-private partnership intended to invigorate entrepreneurship, moving technology innovation out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

As digital transformation accelerates, emerging technologies play an increasingly critical role in differentiating businesses and providing a competitive edge. This partnership demonstrates Radiant and Bowie State’s commitment to providing opportunities by applying innovative research towards solving practical problems.

The two organizations will work together on Radiant-funded research projects and collaborate to pursue key research opportunities at institutions such as NCI, NIHM, NSF, and others.

“The Radiant and Bowie State partnership is a powerful combination. Bowie State will bring a multifaceted set of resources, skills, and talent from its faculty and students. Radiant’s experience in delivering digital transformation solutions in public and private sectors will allow us to collaborate on creativity, design thinking, and execution in building the next generation of transformative enterprise and digital products and platforms. Together we will help produce groundbreaking research and innovation that solves complex problems while helping to create opportunity for a diverse group of students,” said Shankar Rachakonda, Radiant Digital Chief Executive Officer.

"Bowie State University is very excited about this partnership with Radiant because it's going to connect our students who are doing groundbreaking research with the researchers who are working to shape the future of tech innovations. Bowie State University has talented students who are a product of our strong doctoral program, and Radiant has skilled engineers. As a result, we can work together to produce a trained workforce that will answer today's most pressing challenges and create technology to improve lives. This strong relationship is symbolic of this new partnership,” said Dr. Shumba, Chair of BSU Department of Computer Science.

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