Help Somebody Today-Live
Singer/Songwriter Jerri Little is a Gospel Soul innovator with a jazzy traditional style of singing, whose vocals intricately weave gospel music with a funky, contemporary & soulful thread. Jerri has shared the stage with various recording artists such as Marvin Sapp, The Pace Sisters, Donnie McClurkin, Albertina Walker, Darius Brooks, Percy Bady, Lemmie Battles, and Teddy Cross and has sung with well-known choirs, such as The Vernon Park Church of God Choir, Brenda Joyce Moore & United Praise, The Corinthian Temple COGIC Radio Choir, Progressive Life-Giving Word Cathedral Radio Choir and Victory Apostolic Church Vessels of Victory. She was featured in Lynette Hall-Parrott's Christian play 'Sista Girl Be Whole' and at various churches and well-known organizations, such as Apostolic Church of God, Liberty Baptist Church, The Black Caucus, AARC, and the SCLC. Jerri used to be a "regular" vocalist on the former "Saturday Nite Sing" but currently can be seen and heard on various church broadcasts, along with Sundays on WGN/Channel 9's "Singsation!" hosted by the great philanthropist, Dr. Willie Wilson, for whom Jerri sings backup vocals. Jerri is also one of the very first independent gospel recording artists to premier on TLN's 'Inspirational Sounds' and Gospel Music Channel's 'Hometown Gospel (Chicago)', hosted by Joann Rosario, which features selections from Jerri's CD, "Help Somebody Today - Live", recorded on her label, TGB Records. At age 5, Jerri's vocal & lyric abilities were recognized and nurtured by her beloved mother (deceased). Jerri began her 'ministry in song' at the age of 12 at her Tennessee hometown Baptist church. Shortly thereafter, singing alongside her mother and sister, they formed a trio and began singing locally. Soon they traveled statewide and Jerri's gifted, transfixing vocalese became more apparent, which gave way to her soloist undertaking. Upon moving to the Chicagoland area, Jerri's paternal grandparents (deceased) saw to it that her powerful and soul-stirring vocals were heard at various church functions. Her strong-willed grandfather was an inspiration to her as a philanthropist and encouraged her to always 'help somebody', even if only through an uplifting song. And it became commonplace for her doting grandmother to pass notes to their church choir director requesting solos from Jerri. Soon after, Jerri began singing under the tutelage of well-noted choir directors and became a familiar voice heard around the city. Despite the tragic loss of her mother, a divorce, and the abrupt deaths only months apart of her grand 'parents', Jerri attributes 'by the Grace of the Lord, I've come a long ways'. Jerri's favorite scripture, Philippians 4:13, serves as a testament of her faith and way of living as she quotes, 'I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST THAT STRENGTHENETH ME.' People continue to be blessed by Jerri's colorfully acrobatic and spirit-filled vocals as Jerri remains faithful to God, forever proclaiming, "To God Be The Glory!"