Saturday, January 26, 2013

James A. Jerritt (1925-2013)

James A. (Jerry) Jerritt, a presence in Richmond’s music scene for six decades, has died at 87.

Perhaps best-known as a record and sheet-music salesman, at Walter D. Moses and Jerritt & Morgan, Jerritt also was an active pianist and writer on music. His reviews of live performances were published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in the 1960s and again in the 1980s and ’90s.

Living for about 10 years in Minneapolis-St. Paul, he was a record-store manager and publicist for a record distribution firm.

Jerry Jerritt was a valued colleague, and an even more valued friend.

ADDENDUM: Ellen Robertson's obituary for The