Thursday, February 20, 2014

South Queens Couple Tackles Taxes, Business, and All that Jazz

February 20th 2014, St. Albans, New York, Edward and Adriana Jackson are certainly an entrepreneurial husband and wife tea that reflects their community in South Queens, NY in an innovative way. The husband and wife team run the well respected community based tax service bearing their last name Jackson Tax Service, Inc. Ironically, they also have ventured into a entertainment venture and musical undertaking uncharacteristic of what you might expect from a "mom and pop" type tax business.

The couple has also recently opened up a literally underground jazz establishment called Jackson Room. Edward Jackson and his late brother Dave Jackson, were accomplished jazz musicians. They have built an elegant and attractive jazz hall for world class jazz music.

The Jackson Tax Service's newer St. Albans branch also houses the cozy Jackson Room, in its basement. It has a separate access to it slightly to the right of the front entrance. Both Jackson Tax Service and Jackson Room are located at 192-07 Linden Blvd, St. Albans, NY 11412.

Ms. Adriana Jackson, the manager of the St. Albans branch, comments "that this has been a
lifelong dream of my husband to have a place like Jackson Room and I'm glad to see him accomplish it." While Jackson Room is a new endeavor for the Jackson family the tax business is not.

Jackson Tax has its original location in Rochdale Village Mall 1. Jackson Tax was started by Edward Jackson's father David W. Jackson, over 50 years ago so it is a family business passed down through the generations.

"Will people one day be able to listen to live jazz while they have their taxes worked on" I asked Ms. Jackson. Ms. Jackson smiled and responded "You never know?" But for now we pipe jazz through our office sound system while doing taxes."

South Queens has always been known as a very special place both in terms of its business professionals and jazz greats. A long list of business pioneers and entertainment powerhouses have started businesses or lived here like Wallace & Wallace Fuel Companies, FUBU, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons and James Brown.

The area also has an even richer history of housing some of the world's greatest jazz legends like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Mercer Ellington, Count Basie, and Fats Waller. To most of us who find doing taxes - well taxing, we're glad to hear about a company that can jazz things up a bit too in our town. 

You can reach Adriana Jackson about either Jackson Tax Services in St. Albans at 718-978-6700 or for Jackson Room at 718-525-2387. You can also check out the Jackson Tax Service website at Jackson Tax. The Jackson Room website can be seen at Jackson Room.

Here is a sample of the jazz performances at Jackson Room Below...

Ed and Adriana's Jackson Room, will celebrate "Love is in the Air this Black History Month."  They point to the love our ancestors had for African Americans by making the tremendous sacrifices for future generations. They feel Black History Month should be a time the community shows love for their ancestors accomplishments.

It is also a time to romantically appreciate our loved ones. Ed Jackson comments profoundly "Love is the essential undercurrent that drives Black History."

Jackson states "so in the spirit of both celebrating our rich culture and romantic appreciation to our loved ones, the Ed Jackson Quartet, and Jackson Room, will be focusing on "Love is in the Air this Black History Month," in their next musical performance at Jackson Room.

Ed Jackson also feels you should "bring your honey or significant other to our next performance. We promise to serenade you with engaging classic love song selections that night."

It promises to be a musical treat for all attending. Their heritage and love inspired performances will begin Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, and will feature the world class respected musicians:

Akiko Tsuruga - Piano
Saadi Zain - Bass 

Lionel Cordew - Drums and...

Ed Jackson - Sax

"Love is in the Air this Black History Month"
with the Ed Jackson Quartet

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014             

2 Shows: 8:00 & 10:00

Cover: $15.00  (includes 8:00 show & 10:00 show)

Free Healthy Hors d'oeuvres and Refreshments

Make a Reservation


Make a  telephone reservation (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
by calling: (718) 525-2387

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