Jerry Nagano

JERRY NAGANO was born and raised in the Los Angeles area where he began his musical training at age ten. After instruction on electronic organ for a period, he came into contact with the magnificent Theater Pipe Organ through the artistry of Gaylord Carter who would one day become one of Jerry's instructors.

Privileged to be present at many of George Wright's famous series of Pasadena organ concerts, Jerry re-arranged his musical goals: the future would have to include the Theater Organ.

Friendships were made which led to instruction with Carter, Gordon Kibbee, and much later with Tom Hazleton. Due to his exceptional abilities at the keyboard, Jerry has given concerts throughout the country and was named resident organist at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium playing on the former Foort/BBC Moller organ.

For the past nine years he has been the featured artist at the famed Ye Olde Pizza Joynt in the Bay Area, home of the "Wurlitzer in the Pizza Parlor" concept. Jerry has also recently joined the staff of the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto where classic Hollywood is screened nightly with intermissions performed on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Aside from a very busy musical life, Jerry has found time to earn his Bachelor of Science degree and during the day is a Computer Systems Engineer for NASA/Ames Research Center, in Mountain View, CA.

Last Update: October 22, 1998

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