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AJ Jackson

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Years active  2007–present
AJ Jackson
Occupation(s)  Musician, producer, singer-songwriter, filmmaker
Instruments  Guitar, vocals, piano, bass
Genres  Alternative rock, Independent music
Record labels  Parlophone, Elektra Records, Atlantic Records
Similar  Greg Erwin, Saint Motel, Magic Man, Ahmet Ertegun, Craig Kallman

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A/J Jackson is an American filmmaker and musician from Los Angeles, California. He produces commercials and music videos, as well writes songs and is lead singer for the band Saint Motel. He is known for his enthusiastic stage performances.


Early life

Jackson was born and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He first started playing piano and writing his own music at about age seven. Jackson attended film school at Chapman University.

Music Career

Jackson along with college friend Aaron Sharp formed a band called Saint Motel in 2007 while in film school. Saint Motel released its debut E.P. For Play in 2009 with Jackson as the lead singer. Jackson's songwriting for the EP received praise from The Washington Post.

Saint Motel's subsequent full length album Voyeur whose tracks reached the top of the Hype Machine Charts in 2012 and an EP, My Type, includes two international alternative top 40 singles, "Cold Cold Man" and the platinum selling single, "My Type"

In 2015, Jackson led Saint Motel and dancers at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as one of the stops on the band's US tour.

Film Career

After graduation Jackson became a freelance filmmaker directing and editing commercials for companies like Scion, Hyundai, and Elle Magazine, as well as music videos for bands like Royal Teeth and Futurecop, including his own band Saint Motel. When the band's debut album "For Play" was released they had created a music video to accompany each song of the album. Jackson's film clients include: Barry Manilow, Band of Skulls, and Jason Mraz.


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