Bruce Jackson

Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Harmonica, Organ teacher in the genres of Jazz, Bluegrass, Blues, Classical, Country, Ethnic/World, Folk, Latin, and Reggae/Ska.  I have been performing in and around the Twin Cities on piano for over 40 years.  I have been and still am a member of popular Twin Cities leigendary acts such as Ipso Facto, Dr. Mambo’s Combo, Doug Maynard, Crossover, Wain McFarlane’s “Jahz”, The New Primitives and my most recent accomplishment, my own band, Bruce Jackson & The Moondogs88 Band.  I’ve performed with Kenny G on stage at the Fine Line in downtown Minneapolis. The Famous Jazz Pianist Joe Sample performed with me one evening with the band Seventh Wave.  I have entertained audiences around the world while sharing the stage with the great songwriter & performer Tracy Chapman.  I have also shared the stage with Ray Charles daughter Sheila Ray Charles.  My diverse piano playing has entertained audiences at major concert venues, private parties, corporate events, weddings, wedding receptions, restaurants, clubs and music festivals.  I have studied Music Theory and Improvisational Piano with the Great Manfredo Fest. I am a Certified Piano Tuner  serving the Metro area. Bruce is a 5 Time Minnesota (Midwest) Music Award Recipient.


Charlie Riddle

bass, vocals

Beth Ann Dodds


Dennis Landeen


Dan Fasching

drums, percussion

Mike Judy

guitar, bass,trombone,baritone,artwork,vocals


The MoonDogs88 band began in 2001 by 5 time Minnesota Music Award Recipient Bruce Jackson. We play the Twin Cities and surrounding metro area. The Moondog88 Band is a Jazzy, Funky, Folky, Bluesy group that promises to make your night out an event to remember. We promise to howl the night away with 3 and 4 part harmonies that will melt your heart and make you want to call your Mom.  Then you add in some accordian, a mandolin, an upright bass, some sexy saxophone, amazing fingers tinkling the ivories and a steady beat backin’ everybody up...and well... then you’ll have to call your cousin in Memphis and tell him to get on the next plane to the Twin Cities cuz’ this band is HOT.  The Moondog88 Band plays covers as well as our own music and sets the  mood right for dancing the night away. We promise a variety of tunes to listen and dance to. Come out and Howl away with us at our next show.  We would Love to see you soon!