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Tina Jackson

Tina Jackson, recipient of the Hollywood Chapter NAACP Image Award in Best Performance category, now decisively and deservedly holds down the role of lead singer with Robbie King & The Blues Counts.

This farmer's daughter began singing and writing music around age 4, self-accompanying with knee slapping, foot stomping, hand clapping, and occasional melodrama. Influenced by her father Henry E. Jackson, whose lyrical tenor strains filled the house daily with Negro spirituals, gospel, and blue grass, sweetly ending the evening with lullabies of " Nothin' But The Baby."

Lucille Lytle,her aunt, packed Tina along as she toured with the gospel ensemble "Sacred Aires" occasionally featuring little Tina (then 4 years old) singing the popular '50's gospel song "Lead Me."

Tina's biggest musical influences have been her own musical family, Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Mahalia Jackson, Al Green, and Nancy Wilson.

Traditionally, Tina has written songs from her heart, playing acoustic guitar and pounding out melodies on the piano, performing her originals in coffeehouses, and small intimate venues. As her career in music and theater developed, she eventually began writing songs for other performers.

Now, with Robbie King & The Blues Counts, Tina has come into her own with regards to the Blues. Her performances are gut wrenching and her vocal talents can stand alongside the best of the Blues divas.

Tina quotes her career objective as being:

“To contribute individually and collectively to a vital and prosperous artistic performance machine driven by great talent and high standards to the joy and amazement of audiences everywhere.”

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  • Blue Café/Long Beach, with Poncho Sanchez
  • The Coach House, SJC with 7th Sons, Johnny Winter, Eddie Money, Eric Gales, Honk
  • Monterey Bay Blues Festival, Monterey Bay, CA, with Yolanda Adams, Tommy Castro, Buddy Guy, Ben E. King, Shemekia Copeland, The Whispers, Lil Jimmy Reed, Buckwheat Zydeco, Sai What, Delbert McClinton, Denise LaSalle, and Eddie Cotton Jr.
  • Brixton Redondo Beach, CA, with Savoy Brown


Ms. Jackson, has performed in over 30 masterworks by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and others, including:

  • La Traviata
  • La Boheme
  • Carmen
  • Il Travitore
  • I Paggliaci
  • Othello
  • Faust
  • Aida
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • La Fille Du Regiment
  • Manon Laescaut
  • Samson et Dalila
  • Show Boat with Eddie Bracken
  • Merry Widow with Ron Raines
  • Der Fliegende Hollander at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa California with the world renowned Opera Pacific
  • The Hollywood Bowl, LA with conductor, John Mauceri, Ramon Vargas, Patricia Racette, Christine Goerke; Two seasons with the Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra in Long Beach, California


  • CROWNS (excerpt) - portrayed Velma, directed by Tony Haney at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
  • FAT GIRLS the Musical - portrayed Camille (lead) at Nakano Theater, Torrance
  • BLACK RESURRECTION - World Premier, portrayed Mary, Mother of Jesus, composed the Aria for her character at Regency West Theater, Leimert Park, Los Angeles
  • EUBIE - a Broadway tribute to the King of Ragtime, South Coast Repertory
  • AINT MISBEHAVIN - portrayed herself in the style of Armelia McQueen in this Hollywood NAACP Image Award winning Southern California Tour:
  • DIVISION STREET - portrayed Mrs. Bruschinski, Buddy Ebsen Producer & Nancy Ebsen Director, Pilot Theater, Hollywood
  • MOVIN' ON - The Orange County Black Actors tribute to the history of African Americans in music and the arts, Directed by Adleane Hunter, Portrayals for this productions include: Ethel Waters ( His Eye is On the Sparrow), and Woman in Yellow (Colored Girls,) Effe (Dream Girls)


  • American Guild of Musical Artists
  • Los Angeles Blues Society
  • Instruments - Piano, Guitar, Vocals
  • Other Band Affiliations - Lead Singer for Blues Racket Band & 7th Sons

Tina has performed in shows with (in alphabetical order):

  • Barbara Paige
  • Ben E. King
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Buddy Guy
  • Coco Montoya
  • Deacon Jones
  • Debi Ebert
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Denise LaSalle
  • Eddie Cotton Jr.
  • Eddie Money
  • Eric Gales
  • Honk
  • Janiva Magness
  • Jennifer Hall
  • Johnny Winter
  • Larry Fulcher (Phantom Blues Band)
  • Lil Jimmy Reed
  • Oklahoma Ollie
  • Opera Pacific (17 years as full lyric soprano)
  • Pat Boone
  • Peter Dobson
  • Poncho Sanchez
  • Renegade Creation (Robben Ford, Michael Landau, Jimmy Haslip, & Gary Novak)
  • Ronnie Ciago (Black Sabbath)
  • Sai What
  • Savoy Brown
  • Sax Mallard Orchestra
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Steel Pulse
  • The Whispers
  • Tommy Castro
  • Yolando Adams


  • Songs In The Key Of Me, (solo release)
  • Fat Gold Watch, by Sue Cross (title track)

One of Tina's favorite quotes or sayings is: "Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and all these things will be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33

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