I am a solo pianist/guitarist/singer and deejay. As a musician, I play a selective amount of jazz/blues/r&b repertoir (Ain't misbehaving, Stormy Weather, Misty) along with some pop standards (Ribbon in the Sky, This Masquerade, We're in this love together...etc). I have been playing in bands for over 20 years. I also play jazz/funk guitar. I am punctual, dependable and easy going.
As a a deejay, I will do weddings, birthday parties (no house parties) or special/corporate events. Let me know what style of music you'd prefer for your event.
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Born in Harlem, NYC, Jerryl's interests in music dates back during his childhood listening to his musical influences including Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Errol Garner along with the likes of Sam Cooke, the Sounds of Motown, Prince, EWF and various genres around the house that included calypso, reggae, jazz, salsa, rock, pop…etc.
His first love was the piano but played saxophone throughout junior high. In high school his interest in playing the guitar was more prevalent when he spotted a high school colleague playing rhythm guitar and Jerryl wanted to play just like him. By second semester he dropped Spanish class in order to learn and play the guitar.
During college Jerryl studied computers, business administration and took a wide array of accounting classes hoping to pursue a career in accounting, but the music bug was always there. Several classes short of getting a degree Jerryl returned to NewYork City from Rochester, NY to pursue a career in music.
Jerryl attended the former Center for the Media of Arts in NYC to study music production while studying jazz piano. He also interned at various recording studios within the NYC metro area while working and playing in several bands between 1990 and 1997. Throughout those years Jerryl began producing demos for various musically ambitious singers and performers.
In 1996 he formed Jerryl B Unlimited Productions/Publishing and released 2 instrumental jazz/electronic CD's (“On My Own” in 2000 and “From the Mind Of…” in 2011) on his Lyrrej Records label.
Eventually Jerryl landed a gig at Emmis Communications former WQCD's Smooth Jazz CD101.9 and WRKS 98.7 Kiss FM and WRXP The Rock Experience 101.9 radio stations as a board op engineer/producer for various music and talk shows throughout the tri-state airwaves.
In 2011 Jerryl attended Connecticut School of Broadcasting and earned a certificate in Broadcast Radio/Audio-Video Production and New Media.
Jerryl currently produces and hosts his radio show Spotlight Café w/ Jerryl Bell which features the music of legendary artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin…etc. in New Rochelle's community station 1460 AM WVOX and on Saturdays @5pm.
For the past 2 years he also hosts and produces the internet radio show Classic Jamz N More w/Jerryl Bell at Saturdays 9pm-11pm playing r&b and dance music from the last 40 years and features artist/song list for his audience on Facebook.
He continues to perform as a musician and deejay at various clubs and events.
Jerryl Bell (Piano/Guitar)