I am Jerry Hooper, Principal of Jerry Hooper Music and Operator of the Liberty Jazz groups.  The LJ groups appear throughout the greater Kansas City area and perform jazz and background music.  We offer several configurations from duo to quintet, depending on your budget and other considerations.  We specialize in jazz standards, Latin favorites and a wide variety of well known songs.  I play keyboard both in solo environments (restaurants, clubs, weddings, etc), with the Liberty Jazz groups, with the jazz-rock horn band Brass Rewind and also substitute for local bands.   I studied flute and piano through college and played piano in the highly-awarded Raytown South Jazz Band under the direction of Dr Carroll C Lewis.  I played piano in the Central Missouri State Jazz Band which was directed by Mr Lee DeFelice.  I have studied privately with a number of well known musicians/teachers including John Elliott, Dr Bob Lawrence (Dallas School of Music), Rob Mullins (Los Angeles), Joe Cartwright (Kansas City) and James Dering (McKinney, TX).  Most recently I retired from a four-decade banking career and am now living my dream of playing piano/keys with and for various venues.


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