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Morning Sun

Munyungo Jackson

I call my music Jungle Jazz because it's a mixture of African, Latin and Caribbean grooves complimented by my American jazz roots swingin' hard, with my worldly funky upbringing accenting each song. This project will let you know I love to beat on things and create a communication within my music you can feel. MORNING SUN opens with a smooth beginning of the day taking you through a Desert Crossing to groovin' on a Wednesday Morning while you are Pushing Forward, with the energy of Salsa landing you in the Peaceful Streams of life. It's a Grooveness... a Malian Flight into the blue skies bringing you into your spiritual consciousness in the powerful time of 4AM landing you in the Rain Forest of possibilities. My heart pumps through each and every tune featuring many of my good friends who happen to be great versatile musicians. Winning 4 Grammys with Keb Mo and Dianne Reeves, Gold and Platinum records with Stevie, Sting and Kenny Loggins, spending my young years playing and touring with Miles and many other great artists and accumulating over 1,200 instruments has added to my musical influences and only makes me desire more strongly to share my music with the world. I hope you love and enjoy my musical project, and feel my Jungle Jazz as I help you bring up your MORNING SUN.

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Friday, January 31st
First Set: 9:00 pm 
Second Set: 10:30 pm, Tickets $20 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join us as we open 2020 and continue celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The World Stage with the great MUNYUNGO JACKSON! Having played with SUPERPOWERS such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder, Miles Electric Band and many more groups and greats around the world, Munyungo brings his masterful, high-energy music back to the historical World Stage! You do not want to miss this super-charged evening of music from these masters! 

The World Stage 
4321 Degnan Blvd 
Leimert Park, L.A. CA. 90008

Neon Jazz Interview Series - Munyungo Jackson



Munyungo Jackson @ Smooth Jazz Cruise 2020

Smooth Jazz Cruise 2020, Miami, FL

Sails from Miami to Costa Maya, Cozumel, Key West, Nassau

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Morning Sun Reviews

Jazz Weekly

by George W. Harris
December 2019

He’s played on albums ranging from Miles Davis to Marcus Miller. Here on his own, Munyungo Jackson plays a surfeit of percussion instruments from all over the world on this panoramic collection of upbeat and life affirming tunes. The ensembles range from solo treatises by Munyngo as he  plays balafon, talking drum, shells, voice and voice on the Caribbean title track to nine member ensembles which include tenor sax titan Kamasi Washington and passionate vocalist Dwight Trible on the ethereal “Desert Crossing.” Justo Almaro’s flute floats on “Salsa” while the leader’s timbales simmer like fried rice under Ebony Fay’s voice on a fervent read of “Afro Blue.” Keyboards by John Beasley thicken up the African heat of  “Rain Forest”  with West African heat provided on the soulful “Malian Flight.” A rich duet between Jackson’s kalimba and vocalist Harry Thompson make for a life affirming “Peaceful Streams,” with the loving dedication of the music and attitude to God. You can feel the thankfulness on every note. Take two every morning!

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