Gerry Brown brings a wealth of experience whenever he performs. Currently supplying the percussive arsenal for the past nine years of Motown legend and superstar, Stevie Wonder, he can reflect on his training from his formative years.
Gerry started playing the drums at the age of four. He studied rudimental snare drum, mallets and timpani with Elaine Watts. He was involved with the All City Music Program in Philadelphia, where he met and became friends with bass player Stanley Clarke. After graduation, Gerry attended the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and studied with fellow classmate Stanley Clarke, Alphonso Johnson and John Lee.
Prior to his current position with Steve Wonder, Gerry was the drummer for the immensely successful world tour (All Night Long) of Lionel Richie, as well as the Diana Ross, "Back to Love" reunion tour.
While teaching in Hamburg, Germany, he played with Phillip Bailey from Earth, Wind & Fire and jazz piano legend Joe Sample.
Gerry has also performed and recorded with the Brothers Johnson, George Benson, Roberta Flack and recorded several monumental albums with Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea, and Stevie Wonder.
Gerry now resides in Los Angeles, California. When not performing with Stevie, divides his time among great artists such as Nestor Torres, Dave Samuels, Chuck Loeb, John Lee, and his childhood friend Stanley Clarke.
Gerry continues to actively teach and is a sought after clinician. His recent clinic tours have taken him all over the world with many festivals and appearances scheduled for the new millennium.