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Born and raised in Louisiana, Jerry Phelps has a unique and dynamic vocal styling that clearly reflects the varied, eclectic musical environment of his youth: rhythm and blues, zydeco, and gospel to name a few. After honing his skills in performance, piano, and voice, and earning Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees, he has become a sought-after classroom and private music educator, having developed school music programs for NYC public and charter schools. Phelps was named by the RECORDING ACADEMY© and THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION© as a quarter finalist out of over 30,000 nominations for the GRAMMY© Music Educator Award.In addition, he serves as accompanist, voice teacher, musical director and vocal coach to a variety of organizations and private clients. After successful, sold-out runs of two previous solo shows, Phelps returns to the stage this fall with his newest show, "Can't Have It All" directed by Angela Shultz and musical direction by Brett Kristofferson.