Jerry Adriani, Brazilian singer and actor, Died at 70

  Actor, Music

Jerry Adriani was born Jair Alves de Sousa on January 29, 1947, in Brás, São Paulo and died on April 23, 2017.

He was a Brazilian singer, musician and actor.

Adriani started his career in television while working with Rede Tupi in São Paulo.

Adriani’s early works was that as a vocalist for the ensemble Os Rebeldes.

Jerry began his professional life in 1964.

Adriani recorded A Great Love, being the first LP in Portuguese, in 1965.

Adriani became presenter of the program Excelsior to Go Go, in the old TV Excelsior of São Paulo, next to the communicator Luís Aguiar; Featured songs by Vips, The Incredibles, Trini Lopez, Cidinha Campos, and among others.

From 1967 to 1968, while he was already in Rede Tupi of São Paulo, Jerry began to present The Great Parade, next to great artists, like Neyde Aparecida, Zélia Hoffmann, Betty Faria and Marília Pêra.

The concert was a live musical which featured big names in Brazilian popular music.

From the year 1969 to 1971, Raul Seixas was his producer, until beginning the solo career.

During the 1970s, Jerry performed in Venezuela, Peru, the United States, Mexico, Canada and other countries.

During the early 1990s, Adriani recorded an album that brought back the origins of Rock ‘n Roll, with the theme “Elvis Vive”, a tribute to Elvis Presley, this being the 24th disc of his career.

For Adriani’s 70th birthday, Adriani has appeared in three episodes of the Italian television program “MilleVoci” by Gianni Turco, which will air in January 2017.

He died at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro from cancer.

Jerry Adriani passed away at 70 years old.