Jerry Beach is the host and patriarch of The Monday Night Blues Jam. He’s been performing live for over 40 years, and in addition to hosting The Jam, he still plays regularly with The Jerry Beach Band and is currently also performing with the internationally- recognized group The Bluebirds.
Jerry was nominated for a Grammy for his 1972 song “I’ll Play the Blues For You” (made famous by Albert King). He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998, Louisiana Living Legends in 2000, and the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. He has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and has appeared regularly at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jerry has played with the likes of Ike and Tina Turner and toured with the traveling production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Of course, he’s also still remembered around here for his wild days playing the famous Bossier Strip with Danny Harrelson as “Dan and Jerry” in the 1960s!