Born and raised in the Midwest, Jerry's mother sent him to piano lessons when he was nine-years old. He was taught by Mrs. Edith "Edie" Sommppi, a woman who showed him chords and hand positions and how to keep playing even if you make a mistake.
Other than his years in college, Jerry has been performing music professionally since 2001. Active projects include: Towncrier, The Pork Tornadoes, Pianopalooza, and William J Locker. He is also a seasoned studio musician, logging hundreds of hours recording vocals, guitars, and keyboards in midwestern studios.
While he has yet to win, or even be nominated for any "Kids Choice" or "American Music" awards, Jerry has written dozens of songs that have been recorded and published over the years. Some of those songs are excellent, some of those songs are average, and all of those songs are better than anything his 2nd Grade arch-nemesis Sid Parker has ever done.
Whether you're commissioning an original song, inquiring about a film score, or looking for a wedding singer, you can bet on one thing: when its all said and done, nobody will probably complain about what he did for you. Except Sid Parker. Typical.
Photos by Anna Jones
Des Moines Photographer
Anna Jones is a wedding, family, and portrait photographer living with her family in the heart of Des Moines. She strives to capture imagery that is honest and genuine but with a cinematic twist.