Episode 38 – Mike Jerel

Mike Jerel, an Asburn, Georgia native connects with the hearts of his audience. His influences include Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Bruno Mars and PJ Morton. His humble musical roots began while traveling the streets of Turner County with his grandmother offering songs of comfort. Mike studied voice with Professor Earl Coleman, was cast as Nemorino in the opera, The Elixir of Love, won Georgia and Southeast Regional NATS Competitions plus sang with Schwob’s Choral Union and University Singers.

Mike’s vocal and keyboard flair caught the attention of notable musicians including John Legend, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes, Carlos Samayoa, resulting in performances on NBC’s hit TV show, ‘The Voice’, and throughout Alaska & Canada with the B.B. Kings All-Stars at Sea. He’s traveled extensively throughout the US, South America and Europe. Though much of his career has been filled with numerous opportunities, He counts it as an honor to walk in the same halls as a music educator, where he was once a student.