Jerry loves vocal harmony. Classically trained in piano, pipe organ, music theory and ear training, he founded and directed his first 8-part a cappella choir at age 17. He went on to write 300 arrangements and direct choirs in multiple genres, including classical, jazz, ecclesiastical, barbershop, rock, swing, Broadway and bluegrass. Locally he has led the 65-member Pacific Voices, the Eclectic Company, the Gold Standard Chorus and other choirs. He’s sung for joy in the California Bach Society, Schola Cantorum, four Cabrillo College choirs, the Santa Cruz Chorale, and distilled “Music Theory and Ear Training for Busy Adults”.
Playing in rock bands and piano bars paid for his degrees in electrical engineering. Today he still loves playing string bass and is called a “human jukebox” on keyboards from church services to singalong parties.
Now retired from the silicon chip business, he works pro bono to overcome drought and save our area some $300M in the process.