Tito Jackson

Full name: Tariano Adaryll Jackson
Date of birth: 15 October, 1953
Children (with Delores Martes): Taj (1973), Taryll (1975) and TJ (1978)



Born the third eldest and second eldest brother, many have credited him for the start of the Jackson musical dynasty after his father caught him playing his guitar as a child. A gifted child at a young age, Tito heralded his talent from his father, Joseph, who was the leader of a blues band, called the Falcons. Tito and his brothers Jackie and Jermaine played with Joseph's guitar with Katherine's blessing until Joseph returned home from work. The boys were careful until one time when Tito got used to the guitar that he broke a string. When Joseph went to investigate and found out that his eight-year-old son had been playing with it, he threatened to "whup" him, then changed his mind and got Tito to play for him. Joseph was impressed by Tito's talents and equally impressed with Jackie and Jermaine's vocal talents. It was at this point that Joseph began to envision a singing group for his sons. By 1967, the lineup had included younger brothers Marlon and Michael and they were now known as The Jackson Five. By the time Tito was fifteen, he had moved up from rhythm guitar to lead guitar while Jermaine played bass and sung co-lead with Michael. Tito and his brothers found success after signing with Motown in 1969 and went on to score huge hits from that time on.

Around the same time, Tito had fallen for his high school sweetheart named Delores "Dee-Dee" Martes and the two married in 1972. The couple went on to have three sons: Taj (1973), Taryll (1975) and TJ (1978). Tito was often known as "the quiet member" of the Jackson family and also "the most serious" of the group. 

Tito remained with the group when they signed with Epic in 1976 and left the Jackson 5 moniker to be simply known as The Jacksons. By the end of their careers together in 1990, Tito settled into his private life but not without divorcing Dee Dee that year after eighteen years of marriage. In 1997, Tito and his brothers were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Around the same time, Tito was managing his three sons' own music career as they had formed as 3T.   

If Tito was the first to make a move in building the Jackson family empire, he was the last of the Jacksons to go solo.

In 2003, Tito started working on his own solo music and reinvented himself as a blues musician and he started performing on stage with his band The Funk Brothers. 

In 2012, Tito and his brothers Jackie, Jermaine and Marlon reunited to get back on the road with the Unity Tour and they have been performing all over the globe since. 

For over 50 years, the Jacksons, the First Family of Pop Music, has been charting hits and in 2016 Tito joined his brothers and sisters and scored his first solo hit on the Billboard charts with the single “Get It Baby” from the album TITO TIME, becoming the ninth and final Jackson family sibling to place a solo single on the charts. The solo debut album TITO TIME was released later that year.

In 2021, Tito Jackson is set to release a blues album titled Under Your Spell which features collaborations with an array of superlative special guests, including soul legend Stevie Wonder, jazz legend George Benson, rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Grady Champion, brother Marlon Jackson, Claudette King, The O'Jay's Eddie Levert, Kenny Neal, Steven Powell and Bobby Rush, who all add their special talents to the proceedings. Above it all though, Tito Jackson’s innate abilities as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and arranger shine through brilliantly, creating a special recording that is destined for airplay and rave reviews in a number of formats.

On Stage


  • 2016 Get It Baby Promo Tour
  • 2015
  • 2014 Japan
  • 2013
  • 2012 Morongo Casino and Japan
  • 2011
  • 2010 United States and Japan
  • 2009 support act Gladys Knight UK Tour Midgnight Train to Love Farewell Tour
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004 casino tour United States
  • 2003 with Big Blues Band

With 3T:

With the B.B. King's Blues Band

With The Jacksons:

With The Jackson 5:

Under Your Spell

Under Your Spell
Play It Right Entertainment, Inc. (2021)
Gulf Coast Records (2021)
Release: 6 August 2021

Love One Another (2021)

Love One Another
Play It Right Entertainment, Inc. (2021)
Gulf Coast Records (2021)
Release: 9 July 2021

One Way Street (The Gregg Pagani Mix) (2019)

One Way Street (The Gregg Pagani Mix)
℗ 2019 Tariano Jackson, exclusive license to Beatroot, LLC.

We Made It (2018)

We Made It
Play It Right Music, 2018

One Way Street (2017)

One Way Street
Play It Right Music, 2017

When The Magic Happens (2017)

When The Magic Happens
featuring Jocelyn Brown
Play It Right Music, 2017

Tito Time (2016)

Play It Right Entertainment, Inc. (2017)
Sony Music Japan (2016)

1. Get It Baby featuring Big Daddy Kane
2. When The Magic Happens duet with Jocelyn Brown
3. Put It On Me
4. We Made It
5. One Way Street
6. So Far So Good featuring 3T
7. On My Way Home
8. Jammer Street featuring 3T
9. She Gotta Go
10. Not Afraid featuring Roo
11. Cruisin’ featuring Betty Wright
12. T.I.T.O. Love
13. I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere featuring 3T
14. Home Is Where the Heart Is
Bonus tracks for Japanese edition 
Get It Baby (Nona Reeves Remix)
We Made It (Remix) featuring Gota Nishidera
Bonus track for Tito Time Collection edition
Get It Baby (Radio Mix)

Get It Baby (2016)

Get It Baby
featuring Big Daddy Kane
Play It Right Music, 2016


Tito contributed to the following tracks: 

This Is It | Michael Jackson, This Is It (2009) vocals

Freedom (album) | Tramaine (1987) writing, mixing, vocals

We Are The World | USA for Africa (1985) vocals

Escape From The Planet of the Ant Men | Jermaine Jackson, Dynamite (1984) vocals

Don't Stand Another Chance | Janet Jackson, Dream Street (1984) vocals

Come Alive It's Saturday Night | Rebbie Jackson, Centipede (1984)

Take The Ball And Run | David Williams (1983)

One Magic Night (album) | Steven & Sterling (1982) vocals, writing, guitar, horn, rhythmn, string and vocal arrangements

Love Song | La Toya Jackson, My Special Love (1981) vocals