Local musicians have rallied to support renowned bass player Jerry Livingston as he battles pancreatic cancer according a report by WGRZ Channel 2’s Claudine Ewing.
He was reportedly scheduled for major surgery on April 14. Jerry said the support from fellow musicians and the community has been “overwhelming.”
GCR audio recording studios has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. Our prayers go out to Jerry and his family.
A Buffalo Music Hall of fame inductee profile in 2008, described the amazing musician as follows
” There are many ways to describe this truly humble man. He is respected and admired by so many across the country. His talent and approach to music and people is what has made him a force in our music industry. Jerry is known and his talents sought after from coast to coast.
“He has recorded with such artist as Miki Howard on Atlantic records, Stephanie Mills on MCA Records, Liberty Silvers on RCA Records/BMG and Billy Phillips on MCA Records, but is probably best known for recording five albums with Rick James on Motown Records, two of which became Gold albums.
“Jerry is truly a gentle giant, always having kindness in his heart for everyone with whom he works and having love for his art we call music. Most important is his love of his family.”