Jerry DiMuzio has been a Chicago musician for over 25 years playing saxophone, clarinet and flute. Jerry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and De Paul University majoring on clarinet and minoring on flute. He currently lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
Jerry’s most notable accomplishments include touring with Frank Sinatra for four years in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and performing with Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra at the annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington, D.C. The orchestra has been the band of choice for the Gala since 1989. Jerry also played on the Chicago Jazz Orchestra’s recording of George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess with legendary trumpeter Clark Terry. The recording received a rare five star rating from Downbeat magazine.
Jerry has played on over 1,000 television and radio jingles and numerous hit Broadway shows including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Miss Saigon”, “The Producers” and “Chicago”. Road gigs include performances with Ray Charles, Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, Jr., as well as with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also appeared as an extra with many symphony orchestras including the Chicago, Milwaukee, Israel, Grant Park and Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago. Jerry has made ten appearances to date at the Chicago Jazz Festival and world-renowned jazz festivals in Sweden, Denmark and Italy. He has also been a member of the adjunct jazz faculty at Roosevelt University since 2000 teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute and jazz combos.
Recent performances include separate Soundstage concerts with Faith Hill and Seal, an on camera appearance in the movie “Public Enemies” with singer Diana Krall ,and a concert at Ravinia with Michael Feinstein. Other recent accomplishments include concert programs with the Milwaukee Symphony, including solo performances with Marvin Hamlisch and Doc Severinsen and a concert tour of Paris with the “Jazz Faure”of Chicago.