Ian Kerr holds a Bachlor’s of Music from the University of South Florida, where he studied with Robert McCormick, and a Master’s of Music from Portland State University, where he was a graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Joel Bluestone. The St. Petersburg Times has commented that Ian “shines [and is an] energetic performer on percussion.” Ian Kerr performed as a soloist for the 2007 International Robert Helps Festival and Composition Competition and was invited to perform in New York City’s Merkin Hall as part of this festival. Other New York City activities include performances with the Brooklyn-based modern dance troupe, RobotHands, and studying Scott Stevens, a member of the Metropolitan Opera for 30 years and former Juilliard School professor. As a frequent freelancer, Ian has performed with such pop stars as Styx, Clay Aiken, Steve Lawrence, and Eydie Gorme, in addition to consistent performances with the Newport and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras.
Crazy Jane, 2011