Jerry Stawski, pianist, vocalist, and band leader, plays regularly at the Ritz Carlton/Naples, Florida, and The Ritz Carlton at Tiburon.
He has played in concert with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony of Southwest Florida. Jerry currently is a co-leader of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra which seasonally features nationally-known stars of jazz such as Michael Feinstein, Dick Hyman, Dennis Rowland, Mike Mainieri, Gene Bertoncini, Jeff Tyzik, Byron Stripling, Charles McPherson, Bobby Shew, Randy Brecker, Russell Malone, Steve Turre, Dan Miller, Warren Chiasson, Ira Sullivan, Rich Mattison, Mercedes Ellington, Don Goldie, Lew Del Gatto, Buster Cooper, Buddy Morrow, Jim Pugh and Greg Abate, among many others.
He also has played concerts for the Naples Jazz Society, the Southwest Florida Jazz Society, the Charlotte County Jazz Society, and The Italian Cultural Society.
Jerry holds a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from Florida State University. In addition to assisting in many of the area high school music programs, including The Community School, Barron Collier High School, Palmetto Ridge High School, and Edison College, Jerry is also musical director for the Unity Church of Bonita Springs.
Jerry played “Uncle Joe”, a character in the Comcast production of “Around the Corner”, a children’s show devoted to literacy. And, he was the pianist with Hayes Greenfield’s Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, while Hayes was in residency for the Collier County schools hosted by the United Arts Council of Collier County.