JERRY FIERRO BIO

Jerry Fierro has enjoyed a rewarding musical career that began in Paterson New Jersey at the age of sixteen and was playing professionally before his seventeenth birthday "cutting his teeth" in the NY/NJ metro area and spreading along the eastern US, "we had to sneak him in the back door because he was under age" said lifelong friend and bluesman Son Lewis. Playing a wide range of styles over the years such as: Rock, Funk, Jazz, Country, Gospel and Reggae music, Jerry has never strayed to far from his first love "The Blues". At age eighteen Jerry studied with legendary bluesman Sonny Terry and has since gone on to perform live with such greats as Junior Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Jonny "Clyde" Copeland, Jason Ricci, Steve Vai, Jorma Kaukonen, Southside Johnny, Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender and Felix Cavaliere, also, on many studio recordings with Son Lewis, Impact, Robert Allen, Kim Page and Mudbone to name a few. Currently residing in Fort Myers, FL, Jerry won back to back titles at the "Florida Harmonica Championships" (2014/15) and can be seen performing weekly in Naples, FL co-hosting the "Mudbone Blues and Beyond Jam" (seven years and counting) among other area clubs and festivals with some of the best musicians in SWFlorida. (2018), Jerry created the "Paradise Coast Harmonica Workshop" held annually in or around Naples, Florida USA He was recently nominated for SPAH Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica 2019&2020 Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award. For the past few years Jerry has been furthering his studies with: Todd Parrott, Howard Levy David Barrett and regularly attends SPAH's annual harmonica convention. Jerry is endorsed by Hohner/KHS America. Jerry plays Hohner Harmonicas customized by Joe Spiers