Winner of the AMERICAN IDOL EXPERIENCE at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida, Kaitlyn Jackson is proving she can carry her own, even at the young age of 15! Vivacious personality, powerful voice, and great stage presence makes Kaitlyn a natural on and off stage. She's an actor, singer, dancer, and songwriter. Her trips to Nashville to co-write and record have helped Kaitlyn grow as a talented songwriter and vocalist over the past couple years.
Kaitlyn was a member of the touring group MUSICAL KIDS ON THE GO, where she gained a lot of valuable experience. She also landed leading roles in plays and musicals including the productions of 101 Dalmatians, High School Musical, The Sound Of Music, Miracle On 34th Street, Annie, Dear Edwina, Oliver, Alice in Wonderland, Godspell, and Oklahoma.
Some of Kaitlyn's training has been with Amber Perkins School of Arts-dance, Orpheus Theatre-acting, and Buzzy Orange-vocal coaching. In recent years Kaitlyn opened for major country artists including Joe Nichols, Josh Gracin, Bryan White, Andy Griggs, Mark Wills, Jeff Bates, Trent Willmon, and Emerson Drive. Kaitlyn has also opened for Pop artists Melinda Doolittle and The Veronicas to name a few. In addition, Kaitlyn was privileged to sing with Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis during one of Kenny's Christmas shows.
The NEW YORK STATE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME recognized Kaitlyn as a promising new and emerging artist by honoring her with their 2011 Horizon Award. In May 2011 she was named the Central NY Radio Group-Junior Idol Winner, and in January of 2013 she was named 98.1 WHWK's Hitmaker Challenge Winner. Kaitlyn has also won numerous local "Idol" talent shows and competitions at the NY State Fair. In addition, Kaitlyn has had numerous radio and newspaper interviews, and has sung the National Anthem for several major and local events.
Jackson performed twice at the Binghamton Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, a three day major music event with national recording artists and a crowd of approximately 3000-4000 at each show. Some venues where Kaitlyn was the featured performer include the Chenango County Fair, Lumberjack Festival, Afton Fair, Otsego County Fair, Blueberry Festival, and the New Berlin Youth Days. Kaitlyn also headlined a two hour performance to benefit the Greater Maywood Rural Community Center.
Additional events Kaitlyn performed at include Chobani's Champions Field Dedication Ceremonies, the Endicott Performing Arts Center, Oneonta Balloon Festival, Norwich Pumpkin Festival, Norwich Parade of Lights (Christmas show), Mad Moose Restaurant, and Made in Chenango (where Kaitlyn's CDs are sold). Jackson has also shared her talents to benefit Habitat for Humanity, the Unadilla Valley Senior Citizens annual dinner, Relay For Life, several nursing homes, and numerous benefits.
In addition to acting and singing, Kaitlyn has been dancing since she was two. During the summer of 2011 she joined the professional dance company, Phoenix Project Dance. As an apprentice with this company, she performed on Broadway during the summer of 2011 and has had several shows throughout NY. In addition, Kaitlyn was a Regional Winner for her lyrical solo and modern duo at the American Dance Awards and was also a member of several award-winning groups at the national level.
Kaitlyn made two trips to Nashville to co-write with hit songwriters Sarah Majors (Trisha Yearwood), and Marty Brown (George Strait) as well as other accomplished songwriters including CJ Watson, David Harper, Brandon Maddox, Max Abrams, and Dave Tough. She completed recording a demo of several original songs produced by Grammy Nominee Kent Wells, at the famous Sound Kitchen Studios in Franklin, TN, and a few more of her original songs were produced by Dave Tough at Ocean Way Studios on Music Row.
We are sure this is just the beginning of a long and successful career for KAITLYN JACKSON! If you would like to book Kaitlyn to perform at your event, contact her via email at KaitlynJacksonMusic@gmail.com or (607) 821-9178.