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Biography:

   Jack Macklin is a Guitarist, Composer, and educator originally hailing from Chicago, IL. Macklin's love for the guitar began at an early age starting with the first song he learned how to play; "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osborne. This sparked a life-long pursuit for Macklin to explore and discover the impact of music on humanity. Macklin's music is deeply inspired by improvisation and the lineage of master musicians who came before while exploring the boundaries of modern music by blurring the lines of what a genre can be.  Macklin now resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he continually interacts with Nashville's best musicians and is invested in the community. Macklin is continuing to compose and perform regularly in Nashville and beyond.

   Macklin is known throughout the community as a young lion and has already performed with many notable musicians at the age of 25 including; Matt Ulery, Greg Ward, Joel Frahm, Donny McCaslin, Marcus Finnie, Dave Douglas, Don Aliquo, Bruce Foreman, and many others. Macklin has been a part of many successful projects including the notable "Red Door Band" which was featured in news articles by Chicago Read and WGN. The band also released an EP in the summer of 2020, which features Macklin as a co-leader in the group. Macklin is invested in his trio which released its debut EP entitled One that's on all streaming services and for sale on his website. His experience working with admired musicians from many different traditions has made him an interactive, and versatile musician who is finding his distinct musical voice.

    Macklin currently performs at Authentique Wine Bar twice a week in Nashville, TN, and multiple weekly performances in Church Street Park. Macklin embraces these opportunities to workshop his compositions and perspective of music. Macklin's goal is to create a band that goes above and beyond genres to connect with the audience on a personal level and to have a compelling experience that leaves the listener wanting more. 

 

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