Jackie Bertone


Oral History Information

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Musician, Percussionist

Jackie Bertone knows firsthand about the power of music.  As a percussionist for countless recording dates and live performances, Jackie has added the sounds, the feel and the color that puts the song in motion and in the pocket for performers ranging from Brian Wilson to Third World.  His professional career started thanks to his work with Tower of Power, which has always been a special part of his life in music.  Jackie was diagnosed with MS back in 1996 yet never let it define him or slow him down.  His passion and dedication to his craft has included lectures to medical and school events alike on the power of positive thinking and the power of music!