Jerry Loos started playing guitar in the late 1960's and has played in various bands since Junior High School. He began playing professionally
while in High School. It was shortly after graduating that Jerry started giving lessons and continues teaching to this day. He authored a guitar
instructional book called "The Jerry Loos Guitar Method" first printed in 1994.
In addition to his teaching, Jerry has done session work for many years at local recording studios in Columbus Ohio. A versatile guitarist,
Jerry has worked with a wide range of independent artists playing styles such as Gospel, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and others.
Jerry enjoys many styles of music but plays mostly Blues/Rock based material in his own band "Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront". Over
the last 10 years, "Stormfront" has done everything from club performances to private engagements, to small and large venues.
He is also deeply involved in music ministry at several central Ohio churches. Jerry is a worship leader/music minister. He plays often at the Vineyard Church of
Columbus, a large church averaging over 6,000 in attendance each week. Jerry hosts the Saturday Blues Night at the Vineyard Café.
In 2007 Jerry had the honor of winning the "KING OF THE BLUES" for the State of Ohio. This was a national competition sponsored by Guitar Center and Gibson Guitars. As part of this competion Jerry performed in Manhattan, representing Ohio. In July of 2007 Jerry did a few performances with blues legend John Cephas at the Summer NAMM Show in Austin, Texas. At the 2008 January NAMM Show in Anaheim California, John and Jerry perfomed again.
John asked Jerry to join him at another NAMM location where they both played a set with Grammy Award winning bluesman Keb Mo. Former guitar student Sean Carney won the International Blues Challenge (IBC) with his band in 2007, and also the "Albert King" best blues guitarist award. Jerry has had Gene "King Saxe" Walker join with him for some performances with his band "Hurricane Jerry & Stormfront". Gene is a legendary musician as well.
He played in a band with King Curtis in the 1960s, and got to play on the tour with the Beatles in 1965. This included performances at Shea Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl along with many other locations throughout the tour.
Some of the noted musicians Jerry has worked with include: World renown Piedmont Blues artist John Cephas of Cephas and Wiggins. "Foley" (Joe McCreary) who performed with Miles Davis for several years prior to his death. He's also worked with a country musician named Sonny Curtis. Sonny played pedal steel guitar for George Jones as well as Tammy Wynette. Jerry has played with Pete Way (UFO Band). Jerry says "Pete and I became friends over the last 2 years he lived in the United States prior to his returning to live asin London England.
Jerry and his wife Jeannie have been married for eighteen years, and have three children, Courtney, Shannon, and Joshua. "God has been so good to me,
and He has blessed me with a beautiful wife, and three children. I'm forever grateful to our Lord Jesus Christ, for His great love, and amazing grace. He
is the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6). It is only by His grace that I've been able to teach, and play music. It is a gift from God, and the
greatest gift is that He gave Himself for all of us. Through His blood shed on the cross, His death, and His resurrection, we have forgiveness of sin,
restored relationship with God the Father, and life eternal. The Holy Spirit dwells in me, and guides me in all truth. He is the one that empowers me to
do the things He has called me to do. God is with us, and I take great comfort in this fact. Apart from him I can do nothing, but with God all
things are possible. My prayer for all who visit this website is that they would know, and accept Jesus as Lord in their lives. It is through Him alone
that you will receive salvation, healing, and deliverance. All praise and glory be to God both now, and forever"!