Jerry Navarro

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Who is Jerry Navarro?

Originally from Oxnard, California, Jerry Navarro has been playing bass guitar since the age of 6. His journey led him to Belmont University, where he studied Music Performance and Composition, while also attending the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Known for his special connection to Jazz music, Jerry's performances, whether on the upright or electric bass, evoke a unique joy.

In 2001, Jerry was a founding member of the Muzik Mafia, a phenomenon that changed the face of the music business. Massive exposure followed from major publications and a popular television show. Over the years, Jerry has shared the stage with renowned artists across genres and continents.

Jerry's contributions extend to the big screen and television, including the hit show "Nashville" and the film "Pure Country 2; The Gift." In 2012, he founded Navarro Nation, dedicating his time to recording, producing, and managing artists.

In 2020, Jerry relocated to Indiana, establishing the Franklin School of Music. His goal remains unchanged - to make great music and share his gift with the world.

Sharing my Passion

A strong believer in providing experienced music education, Jerry offers lessons for various instruments, both online and in-person. Whether you're a beginner or advanced student, explore music together!

Book your lesson and let's create music!


My goal as a teacher is to get you playing music fast ! The biggest joy of playing an instrument is, playing with other people in a band ! Most of my experience has been teaching people how to play together! No matter what style of music you love , I can help you be a better player in your environment. I like to listen to my students goals , and help them achieve it ! 
let's learn together!



Professional Summary

Passionate Music Industry Professional with over 34 years of experience, offering business planning and operations expertise. Resilient and forward-thinking, Managing opportunities in Artist Development with well-respected Record Labels. Fostering Music Education at all levels, and a professional record of the highest performance in the music business.  

Work Experience


Artist Alliance Nashville – Nashville, TN

  • Studio recording experience, sound engineering, and mentoring artists.
  • Expertise in arranging music with a focus on teamwork and collaboration.

Artistic Consultant

Raybaw Records – Nashville, TN
01/2005 - 01/2009

  • Studio Engineer, Session Leader, and Composer for Raybaw Records, an imprint of Warner Brothers Records.
  • Managed approximately 4 artists throughout Raybaw/Muzik Mafia career.

Artist Manager

Muzik Mafia – Nashville, TN
10/2002 - 12/2008

  • Provided leadership vision, direction, and development in managing multiple complex contracts.
  • Received massive public exposure in 2004 from major publications.

 Student Member and Teacher

W.O. Smith Music School – Nashville, TN

03/2000 - 03/2010

  • Introduced music to thousands of deserving children, making quality music instruction available to low-income families.
  • Transformation of lives through music, serving children aged 8-18 in the Metropolitan Nashville area.


Founding Member and Teacher

Nashville Jazz Workshop – Nashville, TN
01/98 - 01/2020

  • Enriching lives and building community through world-class jazz education and performances.
  • Incorporating a workshop environment where jazz professionals pass on their knowledge & experience.
  • Embracing diversity among faculty, staff, and students for excellence in education and community inclusion.


  • Bachelor of Arts: Jazz Performance And Studio Engineering
    • Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN
    • Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
    • Belmont University - Nashville, TN
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