Jeri grew up singing the songs of her beloved Laura Nyro and Joni Mitchell while listening to the progressive rock bands of the 1970’s. After graduating from Boston College with a degree in literature and philosophy she decided to get serious about her piano playing. She studied jazz improvisation with the legendary Charlie Banacos and followed her newly found career path playing and singing the clubs and hotel venues in
Boston. Stints with Top 40 dance bands, GB groups and solo piano tours in Europe helped pay the rent while honing her jazz skills.
Today, Jeri’s repertoire spans the jazz tradition of the Great American Songbook and the sounds of the BlueNote years. Jeri has appeared at numerous Boston jazz venues including Turner Fisheries at the Weston Hotel, Oak Bar at the Copley Plaza, Bay Tower Room, Scullers Jazz Club, Toff’’s Lounge of the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Marriott Hotels at Copley and Longwharf, the Ritz Carlton, and the Hyatt Regency. She has also performed at New England jazz venues such as The Press Room, Mechanics Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Ryles, and the1369 Jazz Club as well as abroad at The Presidente Hotel in Helsinki and The Grand Hotel in Stockholm and the Viking Line Cruise Ship, to name a few.