Gerry Labelle Author, Composer, Producer
Gerry Labelle began his musical career at the age of 18 years old as an alto and tenor saxophonist with Rock Pop, Blues, Soul and R & B bands, with Eddy & The Prophets and Illustration to name a few. His career has allowed him to participate in MusicFest Canada and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Music led him to travel around the world to share his passion with musicians of international renown.
He studied composition, classic / modern harmony and arrangement with his guru teacher Frank Mella. An accomplished musician, he also studied Jazz Piano voicing & harmony with Dean Earl, professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he studied flute with Gail Grimstead teacher at the Ottawa Conservatory at that time.
Gerry was at Ahuntsic College teaching the Jazz improvisation class and teaching the Jazz Stage Band. New opportunities open to business and lead him to the position of National Sales & Marketing for Yamaha Canada Music Limited, in the wind instruments and institutional division. Since the beginning of 2005 he also acts as consultant and liaison for the Music Industries Association of Canada (MIAC) as the Francophone liaison and all communication for the Quebec members.
Gerry is now working in his own studio as a writer / composer, arranger and musician. He combines traditional instruments and computer music in several styles. He focuses on Pop songs and music for Film, TV themes and instrumental music.