Paul Jerry Compere – Live

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Jerry Compere – Live at Ellarslie

Friday, December 9, 7 pm

SOLD OUT! Call 989-3632 or 989-1191 for waiting list.


Enjoy an evening of elegant music including a mixture of classical, standard popular jazz, and pop songs with a sprinking of Christmas tunes. And be prepared for some exciting surprises!

Pianist Paul Jerry Petit-Compere performs an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and classical music, and has played for many contemporary well-known musical artists like Wyclef Jean, and the late jazz bass guitrarist and NBA basketball star, Wayman Tisdale.

Currently engaged as the Music Director at Kingdom Church in Ewing, NJ, Jerry has performed as a featured artist in New York, Dallas, Montreal and at the NJ Performing Arts Center, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, and the San Antonio PAC.

Compere was born in Haiti and began playing the piano at the age of 3. He attended the Saint Trinity Music Conservatory and, at the age of 14, he won first place in the European International as well as the Inter-Caribbean International Piano Competition, where he competed against 384 other pianists. He is an alumnus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ, where he majored in music education with a principal study in piano performance/pedagogy and has served as a teacher’s assistant for Professor Richard Alston at the Julliard School of Music in New York City for their Gifted Young Artists Program.

In Oklahoma, Compere was the curriculum writer for the summer music program at Tulsa Community College. Jerry has served as the Music Director of several churches in Haiti, New Jersey and Oklahoma. He currently serves as Director of Public Relations on the Board of Directors of the International Development Life Community Center, a non-profit organization.

Paul Jerry Petit-Compere lives in Ewing NJ with his wife Carrie Petit-Compere who plays Sofia on Broadway in the Tony-winning musical The Color Purple.

Seating is limited.  All tickets – $20.  SOLD OUT! Call 989-3632 or 989=1191 to be put on waiting list.