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Artist of the day: Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings



When Jeff Jackson describes his local band, Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings, as "a dream come true," he means it literally.

"About five years ago, I dreamed about a friend who had been in a Florida Bible College band with me in the mid 1970s," said Jackson, 58. "In this dream I asked if he wanted to be part of my band. The answer was a definite yes."

Now Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings is going strong as one of Plant City's most popular homegrown bands. Their act includes medley songs that may jump several generations in one tune. They describe their music as gumbo cooking in one big pot from the Kitchen of American Music.

For more on Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings, click here for Betty Briggs' profile.

[Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 10:41am]


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