Gerald graduated this spring from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and will attend the University of Southern California in the fall. For the last ten years he has not only studied jazz piano but also classical piano.
Last year he won the Spotlight Award from the Los Angeles Music Center and was selected to the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Band. This year he was awarded the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship as well as being selected to the Grammy High School All-Star Band. Since most of Gerald’s ensemble playing is with trios, he has said he would like to learn more about interacting with horn players at the Workshop.