Carlton has been a professional drummer and for 30+ years now and truly enjoys all styles of music. He is a member of the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame. There are also a fair amount of recordings out in the lexicon that he is on, and are not hard to find, and still records for various artists. He is also an active educator, and teaches in the public schools and universities, as well as privately.
He currently hosts a radio show “The Message” runs from 7-10 PM on Jazz radio station KMHD 89.1 FM in Portland, OR. It’s cool listening with an African-American centric feel to the proceedings. The Carlton Jackson-Dave Mills Big Band is in residency at Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell St.) on every 3rd Monday till the next meteor hits…730-1030PM and some great big band music to be had from 18 of the best that Portland has to offer.