"get your happy on!"

Ranked the #3 blues band in the world at the 2016 IBC finals

Touring major Blues festivals and internationally in 2017, come hear our Blues and go home feeling good!




Soul + Love = Blues

Every show, every city, every day our mission is to bring you the REAL Blues and make sure you forget all your problems, daily struggles, cares and smile.  We are family and accept the role each of us have to play and we invite you to join the family and come experience how to "Get Your Happy On"! 

Ranked 3rd in the World at the 2016 International Blues Challenge Finals, “The Soul Machine” Norman Jackson and his groove inducing love producing band guarantees that when they play the Blues you will, “Get Your Happy On!”  Norman is the genuine article, growing up on the south side of Chicago, he was taught the Blues from the true giants in Blues and Soul.  Norman began to apprentice his saxophonist, Rick Shortt from the age of 12, who is now the turbine engine of the band playing lead on saxophone.  Along with the rock steady rhythm section of Danny Williams and “The Boogie Man”, the "Baddest Soul Band in the Land” will take you on a journey with stories from their lives on a road filled with laughter and showmanship laced with virtuoso mastery that will make everyone “Get Down and Get Happy”!

The band enjoyed a banner year in 2016 playing Blues festivals around the United States and is already booked in 2017 to play major festivals and showcases from New York to New Mexico along with Europe and Israel in November.  Our new record, “It’s the Drummers Fault”, will release this May worldwide.

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tour schedule

GET DOWN with "THE BADDEST SOUL BAND IN THE LAND" as we tour the world and a city near you!

Come "Get Your Happy On"!




booking & epk

The NJB is touring the globe and would love to come play your city, festival, showcase or club.  

Please contact us with the form below or by contacting Rick Shortt at 417.350.9236 or rick.e.shortt@gmail.com

Our full EPK is located just below the contact form on this page.


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“Simply put The Norman Jackson Band flat out brings it.  Their larger than life brand of Blues leaves you wanting much more. There's a reason they went into third standing up at International Blues Challenge Finals. Highly recommend this band you won't be disappointed.”

Gary Eckhart - Writer for Blue Monday Monthly 12 years.

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Click the buttons below to view and download band material.  Many other promotional items (photos, music, videos, etc) are available upon request.  Thank you for taking the time to "Get Your Happy On!".  We look forward to chatting with you about playing at your festival, event, showcase or club.

“The Norman Jackson Band performs not only straight up great music, these guys seriously ENTERTAIN!  Finalist at the International Blues Challenge, they have paid their dues and it shows.  I highly recommend them for any festival or venue  

John “Blues Hammer” Hammer - Blue Monday Monthly Tabloid & Hammered by the Blues Weekly Radio