Debra Jackson Band

RIP: Johnny “JJ” Jackson

Johnny Jackson

Johnny "JJ" Jackson (1953 - 2011)

It’s with sadness in my heart that I inform you of the death of Johnny “JJ” Jackson. Often compared to Luther Vandross, Johnny was one of Chicago’s most outstanding soul/R&B singers.

Johnny was Debra’s husband of 32 years.

As I write this at one in the morning, his funeral will take place later today. I’ll post more details about his life and family if they become available.

–dave

Selected performances from late 1990s video

Johnny “JJ” Jackson Sings from David Lenef on Vimeo.