Thomas Jackson, who was born in Chicago, has lived most of his life in the Philadelphia area.
He began his study of violin at age 10 and, upon graduation from Cheltenham High School, continued his studies at The New School of Music, where he studied violin with Yumi Ninomiya Scott and Herbert Light, of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
When not playing in the Bay Atlantic Symphony, he plays in the Delaware and Kennett symphonies, plus the Ama Deus ensemble, which occasionally employs period instruments.
Since 2003, he has been a member of the Copeland String Quartet, which comprises members of the Delaware Symphony, and concertizes mainly in the Wilmington area.
He is on the faculty of the University of Valley Forge, where he has been teaching since 2002
This year marks his 32nd year with the Bay Atlantic Symphony.