In the summer of 2003, Jack took another step toward realizing one of his musical goals. He
formed a new band...a band that would be different from any other he had ever worked with in that his role would be expanded and the music would be his own. Jack fronts this group of choice players covering all the guitar and lead vocals. The JPB performs all original tunes written or co-written by Jack, most of which can be found on his three CD's, Step Out!, Jack Pearson, and William Howse & Jack Pearson. The group is currently playing all tunes electrically. But in the near future, it will add acoustic instruments to its sets.
Members of the Jack Pearson Band include Dennis Wage (Hammond B3 organ and piano), Jim White (drums) and Elizabeth Pearson (bass). Each player has his/her own style that works well when combined as a group.
Although Jack is a well seasoned musician with many years of experience behind him, the true veteran of the group is Dennis Wage. Dennis has been playing keyboards for 45 years, starting on Hammond organ when he was six years old and later adding piano. Some of his musical influences are Jimmy Smith, Oscar Peterson, Chuck Leavell, Gregg Allman and Felix Caviliere. And from that Dennis brings an r&b style of playing with a jazz edge to the Jack Pearson Band. Whether he's playing organ or piano, his soulful sound and feel are very moving. Dennis keeps a busy schedule working both as a studio musician and playing live performances. Artists he has worked with include Faith Hill, David Allen Coe, Delbert McClinton and Lee Roy Parnell. And when he's not working in the studio or playing with the JPB, Dennis can be found playing keys with T. Graham Brown on the road or in the Nashville area.
Jim White brings another dimension to the Jack Pearson Band. His versatility and masterful
musicianship allow him to create the perfect setting for any song. In any playing situation
and with any genre of music, Jim fills the bill. His playing is full of emotion and infinite
grooves, and brilliant solos that capture his audiences' full attention often bringing their
excitement down to a silent hush. A drummer for over twenty years, Jim has worked with many well known artists including Maynard Ferguson, Crystal Gayle, Joey DeFrancesco, Cornell Dupree, Randy Brecker and Bela Fleck. He has traveled the world working with some of these artists. Along with live performances, studio work keeps Jim very busy as well as teaching classes and private instruction.
Elizabeth Pearson (Jack's wife) has been playing electric bass for eighteen years. And
during the fourteen years prior to that, she was a classical and fingerstyle guitarist. In 1985
she played guitar on the Chet Atkins instructional video, "Get Started On Guitar," portraying one of Chet's students. But these days, bass is Elizabeth's main instrument, including upright bass which she started playing in 2003. Other credits include Jim Horn, The Nationals and Jimmy Hall. And with influences like James Jamerson, Berry Oakley, Duck Dunn, Ray Brown and Percy Heath, her r&b, thumping, walking style of playing
keeps the Jack Pearson Band grounded.
The band currently performs in the Nashville, Tennessee area with occasional appearances
in neighboring states.