Video Bio: http://youtu.be/9BXYBe_Ig8o
Often compared to Animal from The Muppets, Rob “Action” Jackson beats on the drums as if they were seriously misbehaving. His effortless style and showmanship shine with each crash of his Soultone Cymbals and boom of his DC California Drum Co. kit.
Rob, a New Jersey native, was just 3 years old when his dad – also a drummer – handed him a pair of sticks. He took them and never gave them back! Pots and pans were no match for the tiny tot who pounded on anything that would make noise. The drums became Rob’s true calling.
Rob ran with his natural talent, and by the time he was 12, he had won back-to-back Jazz drumming competitions in Hershey, PA.
In 2003, Rob added to his awards by winning the Norwegian Cruise Line Talent Search.
In fall 2012, Rob Joined forces with Street Drum Corps for their "Blood Drums" Production at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA.
In addition to the drums, Rob’s musical accomplishments include singing, playing guitar and composing original music. While his main gigs remain in the Northeast, Rob has toured the Southeast, Texas and as far west as California. When he’s not touring, Rob teaches percussion to both children and adults at Valley Music Center and is the Cheif Engineer and studio manager at The Studio @ VMC in Long Valley, NJ.