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Jackman, Jeremy (22nd April 1952-Present)

He is an English countertenor, composer, conductor and arranger who was born into a musical family where his father played clarinet on The Beatles’ “When I’m 64” and his brothers are both active in the music industry.

His musical education began as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.   He attended Hull University and the Royal College of Music and then went on to work as a free-lance singer while continuing further study.

In 1978 he was appointed Lay Clerk at Westminster Cathedral but continued as a soloist in opera and ensembles.  In 1980 he became one of the King’s Singers, who he was with until 1990 when he became a choral director and conductor, giving workshops and master-classes for established choirs.

He has conducted in venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Belfast Cathedral and many international concert halls.

He is also a composer and arranger who has arranged songs for the King’s Singers, a series of carols for the Dutch publisher Harmonia, Taiwanese folksongs and many Renaissance translations.

The King’s Singers recordings
Patapan and Farandole (Georges Bizet/Jeremy Jackman/Bernard de la Monnoye)
EMI 49909 (CD: A Little Christmas Music)
Jeremy Jackson – Countertenor and composer
Alastair Hume – Countertenor
Bob Chilcott – Tenor and Arranger
Bruce Russell – Baritone
Simon Carrington – Baritone
Stephen Connolly – Bass

Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus recordings
We All Stand Together (Paul McCartney)

Here he is with the King’s Singers on “Creole Love Call”.  He is on the far left….


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