Austin’s Jackie Myers may have the Midas touch for groove, conjuring up musical styles ranging from soul, jazz and modern R&B each time the talented pianist places her hands on the keys. Daytrotter's Pat Stolley says of Jackie's music "It reminds me of Joni Mitchell's jazz period." The finesse on her chosen instrument plays complement to what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” - beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge.
2017 saw Myers featured on a Daytrotter session which was lauded as one of the best of that week's releases by the site. She also produced and composed for the project "Silent Films Out Loud," A Buster Keaton tribute that commissioned new scores for several short films, which were played live in tandem with a screening of the films at Austin's premier theater - The Stateside at the Paramount. Myers also produced and performed in a live recreation of Carole King’s Tapestry at Stubb's. Last but not least, Myers released her album Third which has enjoyed a fair amount of airplay and success throughout the year.
Third! was recorded in Austin at 5th Street Studios (White Denim, Leon Bridges) and features guitarist Michael Brinley (Black Joe Lewis) and Eduardo Torres (Black Joe Lewis, La Mafia) on drums. The album was meticulously crafted by Myers, with its arrangements and orchestrations of original compositions and unique covers planned track by track. “We’d start the sessions with me handing out sheet music. It wasn't a ‘This is in Bb minor, go!’ type thing at all,” explains Myers. The 11 tracks on Third! range from “the answer to the Doo-wop era” to the “uncharted territory of synths,” exploring a wide array of subject matter from notorious criminals and existential perils to childhood nostalgia. The album saw airplay on several radio stations including KXCI, KMUZ, KAFM, KHUM, NPR affiliate stations: KCUR and KGOU and is the regular rotation on KLOI even a year later.
The Instrumental One, Myers most recent release is a live album she was invited to record at the prestigious venue The Green Lady in Kansas City, MO. The album was featured in Kansas City's music Magazine The Jam; and received a positive review by music columnist Roger Atkinson who gave his nod of approval at the end of the review with his closing sentiment "Jackie Myers has a new fan: me."