Artist: Jerry Loos
"The G3030CE is a splendid guitar. It has a warm sound that radiates throughout the tonal spectrum. This instrument has been well designed from the selection of woods to the bracing used. The feel of the instrument is exceptional and I highly recommend it to both pros and students that are seeking a quality guitar at an affordable price."
Melody in Heaven
Jerry Loos started playing guitar in the late 1960's and has played in various bands since junior high school. He began playing professionally while in high school. It was shortly after graduating that Jerry started giving lessons and continues teaching to this day. He authored a guitar instructional book called "The Jerry Loos Guitar Method" first printed in 1994.
In addition to his teaching, Jerry has done session work for many years at local recording studios in Columbus Ohio. A versatile guitarist, Jerry has worked with a wide range of independent artists playing styles such as Gospel, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and others.
Jerry enjoys many styles of music but plays mostly Blues/Rock based material in his own band "Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront". Over the last 10 years, "Stormfront" has done everything from club performances to private engagements, to small and large venues.
He is also deeply involved in music ministry at several central Ohio churches. Jerry is a worship leader/music minister. He plays often at the Vineyard Church of Columbus, a large church averaging over 6,000 in attendance each week. Jerry hosts the Saturday Blues Night at the Vineyard Café.
In 2007 Jerry had the honor of winning the "KING OF THE BLUES" for the State of Ohio. This was a national competition sponsored by Guitar Center and Gibson Guitars. As part of this competion Jerry performed in Manhattan, representing Ohio. In July of 2007 Jerry did a few performances with blues legend John Cephas at the Summer NAMM Show in Austin, Texas. At the 2008 January NAMM Show in Anaheim California, John and Jerry perfomed again.
John Cephas asked Jerry to join him at another NAMM location where they both played a set with Grammy Award winning bluesman Keb Mo. Former guitar student Sean Carney won the International Blues Challenge (IBC) with his band in 2007, and also the "Albert King" best blues guitarist award. Jerry has had Gene "King Saxe" Walker join with him for some performances with his band "Hurricane Jerry & Stormfront". Gene is a legendary musician as well.
He played in a band with King Curtis in the 1960s, and got to play on the tour with the Beatles in 1965. This included performances at Shea Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl along with many other locations throughout the tour.
Some of the noted musicians Jerry has worked with include: world renown Piedmont Blues artist John Cephas of Cephas and Wiggins. "Foley" (Joe McCreary) who performed with Miles Davis for several years prior to his death. He's also worked with a country musician named Sonny Curtis. Sonny played pedal steel guitar for George Jones as well as Tammy Wynette. Jerry has played with Pete Way (UFO Band). Jerry says "Pete and I became friends over the last 2 years he lived in the United States prior to his returning to live in England."
In December of 2008 Jerry volunteered to help at the Sean Carney "Blues For A Cure" event in Columbus. This is a non-profit organization that raises money to help with Cancer research. The proceeds from the event go to The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University, as well as the American Cancer Society. The organizers of this event are Sean Carney, Mark Puskarich & Mike Berichon.
During the event Jerry had two unexpected honors come his way. Legendary bluesman Hubert Sumlin (from Howlin' Wolf & Muddy Waters bands) insisted that Jerry play with him on a song. Shortly thereafter Jerry was totally surprised when Hubert and the others listed above presented him with the Blues For A Cure "Beacon" award. "This was such a humbling, and emotional experience. To receive this honor from a living legend such as Hubert Sumlin, and the other great people associated with this spectacular event, was truly a highlight of my career".
Jerry also has two articles published in the book titled "Touched by the Blues", from the "Blues For Peace" organization in Israel.