Jerry Cortez comes from a musical family, who grew up on the music of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Wes Montgomery, Woody Herman and Stan Getz to name a few. Jerry studied guitar with DJ Ciraulo and Tuck Andress. Jerry has been teaching privately and has taught guitar classes since January of 1980.
Jerry’s versatile teaching style stems from his performance background. Jerry has toured and recorded with singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young, Go Ahead – a band which featured members of The Grateful Dead and Santana. Soul and R&B favorites, Cold Blood. Since January of 2010, Jerry has been performing and recording with soul/funk legends Tower Of Power.
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