So honored to receive 2 nominations in the 2017 Global Peace Song Awards.
• “Do We Reach Home” for Music Video
• “Future” for Rock/Pop
These songs explore the search for home and belonging amidst today’s fragmentation of truth. Full list of finalists here
I’m so happy to release my full-length album, Do We Reach Home, to the world today. This was a monumental project for me, involving many classical musicians, a dizzying number of recorded tracks, continual wordsmithing, much reflection and simplification to arrive at these final songs. Rigorous yet joyful. So grateful to everyone involved in creating this record, and to listeners familiar and new from across the 🌏!
Jerry’s 2017 full-length solo album, 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 live strings and a warm, piano-driven backdrop for a classic, chamber pop sound. Each song is a miniature think piece, and they collectively explore the search for home and belonging amidst the fragmentation of truth in the social media era. Do We Reach Home is an everyman’s journey through longing, disillusionment, and hope.
Top conservatory-trained NYC musicians from both the classical and rock worlds round out Jerry’s vocals and piano. Extensive layering techniques involving microphone and instrument swapping were utilized with 8 string players to achieve a lush orchestral blend. John O’Reilly, Jr. (fun., The Format) anchors the rhythm section. Jerry produced and arranged the album, Bryan Cook (One Republic, Train) mixed, and 11-time Grammy winner Bob Ludwig mastered. Vinyl was cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, and the album is available as a 180 gram double LP at 45rpm for optimum analog sound. The single-take music video for the title track, “Do We Reach Home,” features Jerry and an enigmatic modern dancer against a post-industrial backdrop. It has been viewed over 1 million times on Facebook.
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Lead vocals: Jerry Jean
Piano: Jerry Jean
Drums: John O’Reilly Jr.
Percussion: John O’Reilly Jr.
Acoustic guitar: Adam Stoler
Electric guitar: Adam Stoler
Programming: Jerry Jean
Rhodes: Jerry Jean
Acoustic bass: Matt Scharfglass
Electric bass: Kevin Jacoby, Matt Scharfglass
Violin: Brendan Speltz, Juliette Jones, Claudia Chopek
Viola: Celia Hatton, Rose Hashimoto
Cello: Ben Larson, Aliah Rosenthal, Eru Matsumoto
Trumpet: Rebecca Steinberg
French horn: Erin A. Paul
BG vocals: Crystal Monee Hall, Elle Winston, Jerry Jean
Recording engineer: Jerry Jean
Assistant recording engineer: M.P. Kuo
Drums & percussion engineer: John O’Reilly Jr.
Mixing engineer: Bryan Cook
2nd mix engineer: Will Kennedy
Assistant mix engineer: James Berish
Mastering engineer: Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering
Photography: Shervin Lainez
Art design: Charlene Kaye
Recorded at Jerry Jean Music, Harlem, NYC,
Boom Crash Studio, Bucks County, PA,
StolerMusic Sound, Queens, NYC
Thrilled to ring in the new year with the release of the music video for Do We Reach Home, the title track from my forthcoming album. Filmed in a single take, it explores the elusiveness of home, pairing a musician and a dancer against a post-industrial backdrop.
Album releases 2/24/17
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Pleased to announce the launch of my debut full-length album, Do We Reach Home.
It is now available for pre-order at Pledgemusic HERE.
12 songs explore the strains of modern living, human connection, and renewal. Cinematic and grand, the album features honest vocals and an expansive piano-driven backdrop adorned with lush strings. The LP was recorded with all live instruments for an organic, chamber pop sound. Do We Reach Home is an everyman’s journey through longing, disillusionment, and hope.
Produced and arranged by Jerry Jean in NYC, mixed in Los Angeles by Bryan Cook (Train, One Republic), and mastered in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig, the album was engineered to stand the test of time. It is available on CD, vinyl, and in digital format.
Screenshots of the LogicPro sessions for my album in the works. 12 songs, 1541 total tracks in use, summed down to 682. All color coded to prevent cerebral hemorrhaging. These arrangements have been carefully exported and sent to LA to be mixed by Bryan Cook (One Republic, Train). The initial mixes I’ve received back are simply breathtaking. Can’t wait to share this music 🎶🎶🎶”
Honored that my song Enough is a finalist in the Global Peace Song Awards 2016! Enough was selected in both the Rock/Pop and Music Video categories.
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Jean
Vocals & Keyboards: Jerry Jean
Vocals & Guitar: Paul Beaubrun
Drums: John O’Reilly Jr.
Strings: Claudia Chopek
Producer / arranger: Jerry Jean
Mix: Bryan Cook
Master: Gavin Lurssen
Video director: Jerry Jean
Edit & color: Jerry Jean
DP: Jen Painter
DP: Richard Louissaint
Meeting so many inspiring independent artists was the highlight of my Grammy Awards experience. An incredible community united by a lifelong love of music. Besides the televised awards, it was honor to attend the afternoon Premiere Ceremony, where artists are recognized in vital (yet non-televised) fields such as arranging and production.