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At 3:48am on June 11, 2010, Anne Annie Friedland said…
Hey Your page is like my life! i would be glad to be on ypour show. I am having a terrible time here, mainly becausem I play an iuinstrument and don't just sing.
At 5:19pm on July 19, 2009, Lilly Abreu said…
Hi Jerry,

Yes, I would love to be a guest on your show. Send me an e-mail at lillyabreu1@gmail.com
Thanks!
Lilly
At 9:23pm on March 19, 2009, Benjy Myaz said…
Let me know whats good....!
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At 3:53am on March 6, 2009, Olga Watkins said…
Hi Jerry.
Sounds good. I was out of town but will call you asap.
Olga
At 10:59am on March 3, 2009, Linda Marcus said…
Thanks Jerry,
I would like very much to be on your radio show to talk about lyric writing! I will be in Hollywood in April and will be in touch long before then!
All Best Wishes, Linda
At 2:48am on March 3, 2009, Kevin H said…
Hello Jerry, I will give you a call tomorrow, just got back from DC..
At 11:42am on March 1, 2009, ABSHALOM BEN SHLOMO said…
BLESSED BENEVOLENCE FROM JERUSALEM........! WE DESIRE 2 PERFORM N YOUR AREA,PLS ADVISE 2 , LUV, ABSHALOM BEN SHLOMO
At 3:16am on March 1, 2009, Khepera said…
JB -

Thanks for the shout out! Long time no hear. I've been reapportioning my energy, focus & time. You may see me in here more frequently for a while. I will call you Monday -- I just tried, only to discover it's a business #.


in peace & respect
At 5:44am on February 28, 2009, Julia said…
Hey there I just received this email from you where you state that you would like for me to be a guest on your radio show? There must be a mistake because I am not working as a jazz musician at this time, although in the past -- I was a professional vocalist and did some work in a vocal jazz trio. I also write songs and performed for many years in a club date band among other things. But I think maybe you have me confused with someone else? Please get back to me soon to clarify the email for me, ok? Thanks so much! -J-
At 11:37am on February 27, 2009, Didier EUZET Composer said…
Thanks Jerry...
Enjoy,
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