|Birth name||Jair Alves de Sousa|
|Born||29 January 1947|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Died||23 April 2017 (aged 70)|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Occupation(s)||singer, actor, musician|
|Associated acts||Jovem Guarda|
Jerry Adriani (Jair Alves de Sousa; 29 January 1947 – 23 April 2017) was a Brazilian singer, musician and actor. He began his career in television while working with Rede Tupi in São Paulo. His early work included his time as vocalist with the ensemble Os Rebeldes.
Life and career
In 1965, he recorded A Great Love, which was the first of his LPs to be recorded in the Portuguese language only. He became presenter of the TV music programme Excelsior to Go Go, on the São Paulo station 'TV Excelsior', alongside Luís Aguiar. The show featured songs by Vips, The Incredibles, Trini Lopez and Cidinha Campos, among others. He presented the live musical show The Great Parade between 1967 and 1968, while at the other big São Paulo TV station Rede Tupi. It featured such artists as Neyde Aparecida, Zélia Hoffmann, Betty Faria and Marília Pêra.
- 1994 - 74.5 Uma Onda no Ar - Roberto
- 1998 - Programa Mil Faces
- 2001 - Malhação - Bruno
- 2010 - A Grande Família - Celso Tadeu
- 2011 - Macho Man - Oliver
- 2013 - A Grande Família - Ele mesmo
- Julio Maria (23 April 2017). "Morre Jerry Adriani, aos 70 anos, o mais roqueiro da Jovem Guarda". O Estado de S. Paulo. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "Jerry Adriani morre aos 70 anos no Rio". G1. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "Ídolo da Jovem Guarda, cantor Jerry Adriani morre aos 70 anos". Folha de São Paulo. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
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