Joe Jackson (musician)

English musician

David Ian "Joe" Jackson MBE (born 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Jackson's first and second releases, "Sunday Papers" and "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" became a hit in 1979. This was followed by many new wave singles before he started creating more jazz type pop music. He had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with "Steppin' Out". He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 19 studio albums and earned 5 Grammy Award nominations in a career extending from 1978 to today.

Joe Jackson
Jackson performing in Arizona, July 1982
Jackson performing in Arizona, July 1982
Background information
Birth nameDavid Ian Jackson
Born (1954-08-11) 11 August 1954 (age 69)
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
GenresPunk rock, ska, new wave, jazz pop, jazz, sophisti-pop,[1] classical
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, author
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards, saxophone
Years active1970–present
LabelsA&M, Sony Classical, Virgin/EMI, Rykodisc, E1/Koch


  1. "The Duke". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2018.