Jazz Maestro Biography
Name: Gerald A. Montgomery
Age: Born May 1970
Birth Place: Columbus Ohio (Resident of Minnesota since October 1998)
Education: DeVry, Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, 1991
Military Service: U.S. Marines, 1992-1997 (Enlisted, Non-Commission Officer).
l 22nd MEU (1993), the first official response to “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia.
Countries Visited: Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Norway and Japan
Personal Website: www.memsripsofrhapsody.net
Geo-Africanist, G-Spot Columnist for Aim Magazine, AtlanticDivide Co-blogger, and Author of MEMS, Rips of Rhapsody (ISBN: 978-1-4512-6409-8)
AtlanticDivide is a Blog at www.atlanticrock.com
G-Spot is a column in AIM Magazine (Africans In Motion), an online magazine based out of Minnesota via Kenya, where in I discuss aspects of love, marriage, and dating from an African-American perspective. (Since October 2009) www.issuu.com/aimminnesota
Book: Geo-Africanism: Reclaiming a Birthright.
Host: “Word Power” spoken word venue: @Jumbo Africa, 6000 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Writing: AIM Magazine and Africana
l I have written a collection of poetry (not published), a book about the rules of one-on-one communication, and MEMS, Rips of Rhapsody (both self published).
l Commissioned throuhout my life to produce art, logos, and graphic designs.
l Recorded, produced, and performed Hip Hop music. Songs played on Ohio, Canadian and New Jersey radio stations.
l Co-hosted an Open Mic with local Spoken Word artist Ibé (pronounced “E-Bay”) twice a month at Salem Coffee Shop in Minneapolis.
l Founding member of two grassroots organizations; The Talented Seven and C.O.R.E, (neither are currently active)
l GeoAfricanism, founder
l The institution of the Black Family; rebuilding its infrastructure through the restoration of the black man. Slogan: “Please recycle, be a father to your child”