NADINA MACKIE JACKSON
Professional Bassoonist, Bassoon Instructor
Founder and President of the Council of Canadian Bassoonists
“Mackie Jackson tosses off rapid-fire runs… gorgeous singing tone.”
(Winnipeg Free Press)
“Brilliant artistry shines out like a jewel.”
(Audio Society of Atlanta)
Nadina Mackie Jackson is the most widely recorded Canadian bassoonist in history with 13 solo albums, 8 chamber music recordings to her credit. She also has dozens of albums with symphonic, chamber and historical instrument orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony, Aradia Baroque Ensemble, the group of twenty-seven, Tafelmusik, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in numerous parts of the world including Canada, Japan, the US, Europe and South America.
18 new pieces for solo bassoon and orchestra have been written for Nadina, in addition to many solo and chamber works. Recent solo recordings include the Juno short-listed Canadian Concerto Project with the group of twenty-seven chamber orchestra, and Vivaldi Concerti Volume I with Nicholas McGegan.
Nadina is the founder and president of the Council of Canadian Bassoonists, a nationally recognized charitable status group dedicated to assisting low income students to attain their highest ambitions as bassoonists.
She has given masterclasses throughout Canada, the US, and South America. She is also the author of "Solitary Refinement", "Scales Chords and Chromatics", "Concepts for the Committed Bassoonist", slated for release in September 2020.
Always mindful of the challenges young bassoonists are facing, Nadina currently teaches at the University of Toronto, the Glenn Gould School of the Royal conservatory of Music, and is on the advisory council for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition. She also joined the faculty of the Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp in North Carolina in June, 2019.
Nadina has also been a visual artist over the past 20 years, selling to private collectors, designing album covers and creating original displays for Toronto storefronts. Her next big art project is to finish the remaining 13 paintings in the series of 24 painting for Darwood’s Wild Bassoon.
Photo credit: Bo Huang