David Ian "Joe" Jackson (born 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. After years of studying music and playing clubs,
Jackson's first release, "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" became a hit in 1979. This was followed by a number of new wave singles before
he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with "Steppin' Out". He has also composed classical music. He has
recorded 19 studio albums and garnered 5 Grammy Award nominations throughout the course of his career.