Originally trained as a classical violinist, Jackie has developed a unique improvisational style over a range of genres including jazz, folk, blues, acoustic rock, and popular music. From halls and clubs to the recording studio, Jackie's warm and sweet, passionate and evocative violin playing leaves listeners profoundly affected and deeply moved. Jackie weaves a harmonic tapestry with her fellow musicians, adding depth, color, richness... and a little magic.
Christine Lavin, singer-songwriter and comedienne extraordinaire, comments about Jackie's playing ~
"I never thought I'd find a violinist on a level with Robin Batteau -- but Jackie Damsky -- girl, you got it goin' on. Your playing is soulful and sensitive -- when you came onstage you brought a special 'lightness' that everyone felt. What a night -- thank you so much -- can't wait to work with you again!"
Jackie Damsky appears on CD's of over three dozen artists.
Her live performances in the Boston area include Club Passim, The Regent Theater, The WUMB Folk Festival, The New Bedford Folk Festival, the Wachusett Valley Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, The Paradise, Gilette Stadium, The Middle East, The Colonial Inn, Toad, the Bull Run Tavern, The House of Blues, Harper's Ferry, The Plow and Stars, The Precinct, The New Moon Coffeehouse, Amazing Things Art Center, TCAN, The Stone Temple Coffee House, NEFFA Folk Festival, Sober in the Sun Festival, The Topsfield Fair, The Cantab, The Nameless Coffeehouse, The Linden Tree Coffeehouse, The Rose Garden, The New Moon Coffeehouse, and Coffeehouse on the Rocky Plains. Beyond Boston venues include The Iron Horse in Northampton, Sober in the Sun Festival, NH, The Bitter End in NYC , Nectars in Burlington, VT, The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroon, NH, and The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.