Freddie Jackson is on his way to Trinidad. The international artiste who will be accompanied by three very big names in music, will serenade locals on April 28 at the Queen’s Park Savannah for a concert dubbed, Men of Soul and A Master. Jackson is renowned. He is dubbed one of the biggest stars of the latter part of the 80’s, having dominated the R&B charts, seemingly at will according to All Music Guide’s, Steve Huey.
When he hits the stage alongside Peabo Bryson, James Ingram and Jeffery Osborne later this month in Trinidad, it goes without saying that Jackson will penetrate the audience with his first single that maintained the number one spot on the R&B charts back in 1985 for an entire six weeks- that single being Rock Me Tonight. That hit, off the album of the same name had made Jackson an instant sensation on urban contemporary radio, and his second single, You Are My Lady went on to give the artiste his second straight R&B chart topper- which as it turned out also proved to be his highest-charting single on the pop side, peaking at number 13.
Jackson won’t only be coming to T&T with his hits, but he’ll also show fans that he’s still the smooth operator he was noted for being, back in the 80’s. Thirty-some odd years ago, Jackson wowed fans of soul music with his charisma and sensual appeal. His vocal range ignited the hearts of true music lovers and with 39 albums released to date, this Man of Soul is coming with much more than just a few hit singles. Jackson has performed to sold-out audiences alongside Bryson and Osborne- having toured with them across the US in the official Men of Soul concert tour over the years. On Valentine’s Day this year, his solo appearance at B.B King’s Blues Club and Grill in New York City, raked in tremendous reviews, with one patron commenting, “Great Show! Freddie entertained us like a true professional! Freddie sang all of his classic hits and more. Let’s not also forget that he was very, very funny. Kept us all laughing. A great night out with my valentine!”
Gates open at 6pm on show night in Trinidad with a start time of 8pm. Tickets have been selling very well according to organisers who say they truly expect an outpouring of support from T&T’s music enthusiasts- many of whom haven’t been privy to a concert of this caliber in years. “ It’s not a show- it’s an experience said a representative of the oranising team. We’ve mentioned it before and we continue to reiterate the fact that this is about love- love of self and love of each other,” said the rep, noting that a show like this is truly needed at this time on the island. April 28 will undoubtedly be a big day in Trinidad and organisers say they are looking forward to welcoming patrons from sister isle, Tobago who will make the short trip over to Trinidad for the occasion. “Music has no boundaries and so we know that people will travel from wherever they have to, to consume every bit of this experience. It really is something no one should miss,” said the representative.