Jerry Jean is an NYC based award-winning songwriter, producer, and musician. He is the founder of Vocal Artist House, a dynamic music production studio in Harlem. He has worked with Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winning artists, winners of The Voice, and everyday people who sing to feed their soul. Jerry is Taiwanese-American and the younger brother of acclaimed visual artist James Jean.
Vocal Artist House (Live Sessions), his 2018 EP is a collection of soulful, classic songs (including “God Bless the Child,” and “For All We Know”) featuring some of NYC’s most compelling singers. Jerry accompanies on the piano. In the age of unlimited tracks, these songs are stripped down to just voice and piano to reveal their pure form. The performances were recorded and filmed live - no overdubs, no autotune.
Jerry draws from an eclectic mix of progressive pop, soul, electronic, and classical influences. His 2017 LP, Do We Reach Home, explores the strains of modern living, human connection, and renewal. Cinematic and grand, Jerry weaves together haunting melodies and searching lyrics over a warm, piano-driven backdrop adorned with lush strings. The songs revolve around the search for home in a chaotic modern world. Jerry has been honored by the International Songwriting Competition, The Global Peace Song Awards, The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and the Global Music Awards.
Fighting for You, Jerry’s first EP broke into the iTunes Top Albums chart upon release. The title track of his second EP, Your Love, is a 2014 International Songwriting Competition winner, chosen from 18,000+ songs from 100+ countries. “Enough,” a song written in response to racial profiling, is a 2016 Global Peace Song Awards Finalist.
A multi-instrumentalist (piano, violin, laptop) and singer, Jerry has performed in venues as varied as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, MTV Unplugged, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the United Nations, and The Bitter End. Jerry has performed with artists spanning Florence + The Machine to Boyz II Men.
New York University, MA, BM
Columbia University, M.Ed.