courses: Jazz Band, American Pop Music
Jerry Quintero, a native of Karnes City, Texas, has taught History of American Popular Music, Class Piano (Majors and Non-Majors), Elementary Music, Music for Dancers, and is currently the director of the TAMIU Jazz Ensemble. He received a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of North Texas, School of Music, in Denton, Texas, and a Master’s of Science in Education Administration from Texas A&M International University. As a keyboard player, his credits include recording the CD Aunque Pasen Los Años on CBS/Sony Discos as well as Grammy nominated, A Celebration of Life, Vol. I & II, recorded live for Tejano Discos for Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y La Familia.
He has performed extensively and shared the stage with touring groups including Little Joe y La Familia, Joe “King” Carrasco and the Crowns, Jose Feliciano, Luis Gasca, Flaco Jimenez, Roberto Pulido, Ruben Ramos, Jay Perez, Johnny Rodriguez, Jimmy Edward, David Mares, Bob Gallarza Orchestra, Joe Posada, Rocky Hernandez, Johnny Hernandez, Ram Herrera, Sunny Ozuna, Joel Guzman, and Eddie Galvan Orchestra, among others. Some of the performance venues included the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival, Santa Clara County Fair, Colorado State Fair (Pueblo), Santa Barbara County Fair, San Jose State Fair, Pima County Fair (Phoenix) Fiesta Del Sol (Chicago), The Whole Enchilada Fair (Las Cruces) Texas State Fair (Dallas), Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, Fiesta Week (San Antonio), Hispanic Heritage Week, Smithsonian Institute, (Washington D.C.)
Quintero was inducted into the Texas Music Office Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame Million Dollar Band in 2006. His commercial credits include jingles for Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch. He is the founder of the TAMIU Hispanic Heritage Concert Series at TAMIU. Quintero is starting his 10th year of teaching at Texas A&M International University.