GERRY BRYANT, Harvard educated musician and attorney
Gerry Bryant wears many hats. Described by many as a renaissance man, multi-talented Gerry graduated cum laude from both Phillips Andover Academy and Harvard University, and received his J.D. and M.B.A., simultaneously, from UCLA. His clients - corporations, musicians, writers, and artists of all kinds -- know him to be a well respected legal advisor with more than two decades of experience as an attorney in the arts and entertainment industries and as a writer of a syndicated weekly newspaper column on business and legal issues in entertainment and the arts.
His musician colleagues and music fans know him to be an accomplished professional pianist and composer for more than three decades, one who performs and records regularly, both solo and with his jazz group, PocketWatch, in clubs and studios. At a young age very early in his career, Gerry performed with such jazz legends as Les McCann and Dizzy Gillespie, and later on he did gigs accompanying such Broadway musical stars as Dale Kristien ("Phantom of the Opera") and the late Carl Anderson ("Jesus Christ Superstar").
Many others know Gerry for his volunteer work with artists of all disciplines as a board member of several nonprofit arts and entertainment organizations, including California Lawyers for the Arts, and as a regular volunteer piano player and entertainer for patients at UCLA Medical Center. Some people even think of him for the acting he briefly did on a television show and in commercials early on in his adult life. Whatever hat Gerry wears, he proudly wears it being of service to others.