From Chicago to the East Coast, West Coast to the South of France, Jerry DeVivo's career as a professional musician has spanned nearly two decades.
Raised on the sounds of Jazz, Blues, Motown, and classic Soul by his Mother and Father who loved music with a passion that combined created his. Very rooted in these sounds
Jerry started playing out in clubs with blues bands in Chicago at the age of 16. He attended Notre Dame H.S. in Niles,IL where he was very active in the music program. Then he attended Benedictine University in Lisle, IL as a Jazz Performance Double Major (Tenor Sax & Drum Set)
Upon completion of the program at B.U. Jerry's professional career started to flourish when he joined up with some local musicians who called themselves The Mighty Blue Kings. Forging himself as an original member of MBK his 9 year stay with them featured Jerry on four of MBK's five full length releases on drums and one on Tenor Sax and brought him to 49 states and a dozen countries performing aside such greats as Tony Bennet, Ray Charles, BB King, Lou Rawls, Pete Townsand, and John Melancamp among others.
Compelled to complete his calling, Jerry took the helm of his own band as a Singer/Song Writer, Tenor Saxophonist front man. Evoking a high energy intense yet very refined live performance mixing his own originals mixed with great timeless soul/funk classics.
His self titled debut release, Jerry DeVivo Band shows an origin rooted in Jazz with Soul and Blues very prevalent.
Jerry has been traveling to Nashville every two months or so working on his next album, "Roots, Rhythm, & Soul," a collaboration with the singer, songwriter, musician and producer Carey Ott. Together they have formed a unique musical bond.
Co-performed, produced, and composed with Carey, "Roots, Rhythm & Soul" promises to be the most soulful, grooving, organic, and unique sounding work of his career which promises to "turn back the hands of time" and will be relevant today and as it will be well into the future.