Gerald Law II was born into a musical background, in the beautiful city of Sarasota, FL. His church and school were deeply rooted in gospel, spirituals, and classical music, which built the foundation of his diversity as a musician. With cello being his first instrument, Gerald learned about melody, harmony, and the importance of listening and performing within a group. Two years later, at the age of eight, Gerald had his first chance to play drums during a Sunday evening service at his church. Over the next few years, Gerald became the primary drummer at the church and played for a number of musical theater shows with the Westcoast Black Theater Troupe. The summer before heading off to college, Gerald was given the opportunity to do a string of performances with America Idol’s Syesha Mercado in the Florida area.
Under the tutelage of Florida State University’s Jazz Studies director, Leon Anderson, Gerald’s experiences during his college career include performances at the Lakeside Jazz Festival (Daytona Beach, FL), Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY), Next Generation Jazz Festival (Monterey, CA), Longmire Days Festival (Buffalo, WY), and a special performance with jazz trumpeter Sean Jones.
Currently, Gerald is the drummer and background vocalist for a number of bands and artists in the Orlando area. He is also becoming a frequent call for studio session work, while maintaining a steady schedule as a private lesson instructor. Gerald recently debuted his band, “The Clutch” and his first album is in the works. Also, Gerald is a integral member of a company that provides custom tracks for costumers seeking live musicians to bring their musical ideas to life (custom-tracks.com). If ever in the Orlando area, Gerald can most often be found at his home church, The Kingdom Church.