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Throughout 2017 and 2018, audiences enjoyed live performances of my original music throughout New York City at events like One Mic Nite, LIVE MONDAYS, Soul Motif, The Gathering at Bronx Art Space, XChangeArtistBk, Brooklyn Live Sundays at Basquiats Bottle, as part of the culminating performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater AileyCamp, and throughout the film, “MALOU.”
Since 2007, with a collective of musicians from New York City, Louisville, Toronto, rural New Hampshire, and Atlanta, I have done over 150 shows, released an album “The Music of Transition,” and 15 singles. The Mountain-Funk-Jam-Sessions of the VON JERRYT & THE BEEZE Soundcloud page deserves a separate honorable mention! Click that link, and enjoy that goodness!
Highlights from the past few years:
In 2012 my song “Hope for the Future,” made its Film and TV debut in the “Little Brother” documentary, and on Season 1 of BET APOLLO LIVE.
The next year, Fashion One TV chose several songs for their programming, which aired in 120 Countries.
In 2013 and 2014, the Canadian Broadcast Company accepted the music into its library, and I was featured between Quest Love and Chrisette Michelle at Restoration Rocks!
Vibes in 2015 and 2016 included some transformative experiences with the awesome audiences of SehiiiNYC and Cheryls Global Soul in Brooklyn. Those performances, other sessions, releases, and rehearsal antics here. In October 2016, I made it into rotation in my hometown of Louisville, on WCHQ FM!
I will continue to create original music from my heart and life experiences, with an intention to give audiences joy and power.
I have appeared in over 100 Commercials, as well as Independent and Feature Films, Web Series, and Television Shows.
In 2014, producer Norma Davis cast me in my first speaking role on film, opposite Kene Holiday, in her debut feature Handle Your Business which gave me entrance into SAGAFTRA in 2015. Since then, I have been blessed to earn Principal, Supporting, and Featured Roles, as well as the role of Music Supervisor, in TV, Film, Pilots and Web Series. Two of these projects, Marivic Guevaras’ MALOU, and Sabrina Thompsons’ Department of ED made their debut, in 2017!
Since 2006, I have been producing theatrical experiences, and short films as one of the leaders of ACTS of EBC -A Christian Theatrical Society of Emmanuel Baptist Church- in Brooklyn, New York. Enjoy the last 4 years of our work here
I will continue the work it takes, to have a consistent presence in comedic and dramatic roles on screens large and small!
These days, most of my week is spent in the Public Affairs department of the New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), working on various Health Initiatives. These assignments involve shared leadership in the development and implementation of dynamic health education and outreach, as well as racial equity, social justice, and workforce development oriented work, across New York City.
For over a decade, I have worked to implement successful evidence-based interventions, as well as media campaigns on topics related to HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Healthy Living, as well as Racial and Social Justice. All of my work in Public Health has involved program development, planning and implementation as well as managing partnerships and coalition building with government, community based organizations, and health advocates.
When people ask me about the work I do in the realm of Public Health and Human Services, I tell them that I help doctors, scientists, lawyers, artists and advocates of various disciplines, build programs and create messages, that seek to help people improve their health and quality of life.
Click on the following links to learn more about work I am honored to have shared leadership in developing, over the years: CAMBA HIV ANTI STIGMA PROJECT, Brooklyn Partnership to Drive Down Diabetes, 2013 Mayoral Candidate Forum on Public Health, Towards Collective Impact, Drink NYC Water, #ourvoicenyc , NYCDOHMH Capacity Building Team Dismantling Racism in the Health System: The Time is Now Forum, Violence is a Health Issue Summit, Smoke Free NYCHA
What fuels my drive to add value to programs, initiatives, and movements, that seek to enhance the quality of life for communities around the world is the mighty voices of oppressed peoples. It is my belief that these voices have never been louder, more sophisticated, more strategic, and more poised to overcome, than they are, right now.