Wayne Jackson (musician)

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Wayne Jackson
Born (1941-11-24) November 24, 1941 (age 72)
West Memphis, AR, U.S.
Genres Rhythm & blues, soul
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Trumpet
Years active 1961–present
Labels Stax
Associated acts Memphis Horns

Wayne Jackson (born November 24, 1941) in West Memphis, AR, is an American soul and R&B musician, playing the trumpet in the Mar-Keys, in the house band at Stax Records and later as one of the The Memphis Horns, "arguably the greatest soul horn section ever".[1][2]

Together with Andrew Love, he created the signature horn sound at Stax on hit records by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and others.

After the years recording at Stax, they incorporated themselves into The Memphis Horns and began freelancing, recording on sessions for such artists as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Al Green and Dusty Springfield. The duo also toured with The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Cray and numerous other performers.

In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding artistic significance in music.[3]

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