Jerrold strives for the high melodic ideals of tenor giants such as Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson - saxophonists who put a well-placed note ahead of a sheet of sound. Jerrold is arriving as a versatile and exciting jazz tenor player with a direct and soulful sound. One thing is for sure - he will not alienate his audience. His ability to incite change in a room affects audiences in a profound way.
In the summer of 2008, Jerrold debuted his first CD “The Way You See It” (iTunes & CDBaby.com) across Canada with sold out performances at the Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and 30 000 excited Montreal jazz festival audience members. His group was runner up in the 2008 Montreal Grand Prix du Jazz Competition, featuring his stellar quartet with Tom King (rhodes/piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Bill George (drums).
Jerrold has been pursuing music with a newly acquired spirit that led him to New Jersey/New York where he completed his M.M. in Jazz Studies at Rutgers Univ. with his mentor, saxophonist Ralph Bowen. Studies and gigs (The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke, Cecil’s and Ortlieb’s) with Victor Lewis, Stanley Cowell, Conrad Herwig and many other distinguished jazz musicians in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia area have given him the energy to keep on keepin’ on.
Simply said, joy fills what he plays.