Jerry De Villiers Jr

Jerry was active in Montreal’s jazz scene during the 1990s, having recorded and performed with many musicians such as Alain Caron or James Gelfand. Caron’s debut album made a huge impact and De Villiers Jr was recognized as an exceptional player with a distinctive sound and melodic phrasing. Jerry also recorded, performed, and composed his own music during those years under the name Turning Point. None of the music Jerry recorded with Turning Point was ever made available on CD due to various circumstances. Jerry left the studio in late 1990s to pursue film and television scoring opportunities. He composed and performed the music to the popular theme song for Arthur, the Emmy Award-winning show. It was sung by Ziggy and Chance, respectively. Jerry was a composer and scorer for films such as Art of War and Screamers, and also composed the award-winning soundtrack to Les Boys, the Quebec blockbuster. Jerry is slowly returning to jazz fusion, which he first loved through his collaborations with Antoine Fafard, bass player and composer. Antoine has released albums featuring musicians such as Terry Bozzio and Jerry Goodman, Chad Wackerman, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, and Chad Wackerman. Ad Perpetuum, a 2014 album featuring Vinnie Colaiuta as the drummer, features Jerry in all its glory and also includes appearances by Gerry Etkins (and Gary Husband). More recordings with Fafard and Husband are in the works and due to be released sometime in 2015. from

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