Gerry Neely

Piano from Detroit, MI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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I am a professional jazz pianist and play music of the big band era. I have recorded with jazz legends from Detroit. Trumpeter Russell Green, Marcus Belgrave, saxophonist Charles Gabriel and drummer Pistol Alan of Motown Funk Brothers. I was staff pianist at CKLW TV-9 (Robin Seymour Show, Romper Room, Bill Kennedy Midnight Show). Music Director Modern Dance
Department Wayne State University, Music Director for Republican National Convention (1980 - President Ronald Regan); Drafted in Korean war. In charge of Battalion Band, Special Services and Music Director of Raymond Burr Show - (Toured Europe and North Africa. with civilian and army entertainers.)

Recordings: CD: " A Legend, Russell Green", Green was the featured trumpet soloist with Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra and member of the Count Basie Orchestra. CD" "Remembering Russell Green", featuring trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and a CD "...and then they sang, God Bless America", featuring the jazz piano and vocal styling of Jerry Neely. I received a letter from the White House signed by President George W. Bush on April 1, 2002, for my words and music written in remembrance of September 11th when an act of war was committed against the United States.

Currently Music Director of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Detroit , I work as a solo pianist and with the Gabby Rosolino Jazz Quintet. Other interests: I write about current events, the United States and religion. I am an apologist for the Traditional Catholic Church and a composer of religious songs.

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Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Oldies Piano
Ambient Piano
Singing Pianist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Gerry Neely will also travel to Hamtramck, Dearborn, WINDSOR, Hazel Park, Warren, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe Park, Melvindale, Pleasant Ridge, River Rouge, Center Line, Drayton Plains, Harper Woods, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Grosse Pointe Woods, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Allen Park, Berkley, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Southfield, OLDCASTLE, Redford, Roseville, Saint Clair Shores, Walled Lake.
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