As co-founder and vice-president of Harmony Artists, Jerry Ross has been involved with the presentation of live entertainment for over 40 years. From his early beginning representing dance bands for the local club scene to the current roster of Harmony shows – ranging from theater to music to variety and more – Jerry has maintained his love for the immediacy and intimacy of the live performance. Harmony Artists’ current areas of operation include not only artist and show representation but talent/entertainment/show procurement for performing arts centers, festivals, fairs, casinos/nightclubs and corporate clients.
Having just completed 2 ½ years as President of NAPAMA, he is now completing his second 3 year term on the NAPAMA board as Immediate Past President. In addition, he has served on the Showcase Committee and Professional Development Committee for the Western Fair Association, and has led workshops and round-table programs for The Florida Federation of Fairs, Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs and The Western Fair Association and is a recipient of the Service Member of the Year Award from the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs.
Outside of his professional life Jerry has been active with Special Equestrian Riding Therapy (providing horseback riding therapy to special needs children) and along with his wife was awarded the prestigious Gilley Award by the organization. He has recently become involved with “Voices of Hope—In Their Own Words”, a group of fifteen special needs kids from 15-19 who express in song the emotions and situations that face all kids regardless of their disabilities. They regularly perform at community and interfaith events. He has been an integral player in the development and production of a new documentary “Feet in First,” following the lives of a community of special needs children that have found tremendous strength and development through a program Ballet for All Kids.