South Africa: Notice of memorial service for Brett Jackson

By Sheree O’Brien – 28/05/1982 – 16/02/2011 -With shock and sadness we learned of the death of a legend, brother, son and friend yesterday, Wednesday 16 February 2011. The time has now come for us to bid our departed brother farewell with a memorial service.

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson

Details as follows :
DATE : Saturday 19 February 2011
TIME : 10am
VENUE : Fourways Memorial Park, Memorial Lane, Craigavon

It is with much sadness that we notify on the passing of a friend, a brother, a son & a legend – Deep House DJ – Brett Jackson. At 5:45am on Wednesday 16 February 2011, at the age of 28yrs old, Brett Jackson lost his battle to Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer at the Pretoria East
Hospital. He leaves behind his father Brian, Mom Colleen, Sister Lee & niece Georgia.

Diagnosed with the disease in November 2008, Brett fought back like a true soldier – even contributing his time and status to the CANSA Organisation’s fundraising courses and contributing a portion of his royalty earnings to the organisation.

Born 28 May 1982, Brett Jackson became known for his soulful deep house sounds – being cross-over and breaking into the urban market scene. With several critically acclaimed compilation series under his belt such as The Deeper Sound of Brett Jackson, Dig Deeper Vol 1 & 2, Soul Select Vol 1-3, The Best of OM & most recently Soul Candi Sessions 5. On an international level, Brett was renowned – From Cape Town to Karlsruhe, Durban to Dubai, Brett Jackson has rocked dancefloors across Belgium, United Kingdom, Czech Republic,
Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, Spain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond.

Brett Jackson joined the Soul Candi family in 2003 as the record store manager and buyer and was currently the label manager of the Urban Dance division. His contribution to the label saw him compile some of the biggest selling albums the label has ever released. A true music visionary he was.

Much can be said for his life as a DJ – but as a man, he was one of ethics, honour, honesty and privacy and indeed a true soldier.

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family and request that the public and media please respect his family’s need for privacy in their time of mourning.


Please feel free to join us in paying respect to his family and saying farewell to the man that touched us all with his soul.

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