From: NY, United States
Genre: Jazz, Latin, Pop
Jerry began taking piano lessons at eleven, and Trumpet at fourteen. In his late teens, Jerry began playing in local bands in and around New York City. Most of the musicians in these bands were much older, giving him the opportunity to learn the tunes of the 30s and 40s. At age 19, he added valve trombone to his performances. In 1961, he was drafted into the Army, and spent the next two years playing tuba and trumpet in the Army band.
Following discharge, Jerry spent five years as a music student in…