Jackson began playing the trombone at the age of nine in his hometown of Orange in regional New South Wales. Jackson is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he attained his Bachelor of Music (Performance Honours) studying under Scott Kinmont and Nick Byrne. During his studies, he performed alongside musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and in masterclasses by Jörgen van Rijen and the American Brass Quintet.
In 2015, Jackson was selected to travel to Italy as part of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Estivo programme, performing as the trombonist in The Greenway Brass Quintet. He was also selected to perform on the soundtrack for the Hollywood blockbuster movie The Gods of Egypt. Jackson has a passion for arranging music and has had his arrangements premiered by musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Jackson is a casual musician with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, is currently at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and, when not practising, is an avid fan of board games.