Remembering Reuben Jackson

Friends of Reuben will be hosting a poetry reading to honor the late Reuben Jackson, poet, radio DJ, jazz scholar, music critic and teacher on March 27th at The Radio Bean in Burlington. All are welcome.

Jackson was the host of the weekly music program Friday Night Jazz at then-Vermont Public Radio from 2012 to 2018. He had a deep, velvety radio voice “with a laugh that would wake up a room,” said Peter Engisch, an engineer at Vermont Public who worked closely with Jackson. “His love for jazz was matched by his love for poetry, and it really showed on air.”

~Vermont Public