Growing up in the Parkland region (Treaty 1) of Manitoba, Jerry Sereda learned how to hunt,
fish, trap, and live off the land. This is where he also learned the importance of hard work,
family, and music.
Sereda’s first single, “Time,” was recorded and released through the support of indigenous
music programs. This lit a fire to pursue music as more than just a hobby. His second album
"Turn the Country On" garnered nominations and awards at the Indigenous Music Awards,
Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and charted
several #1 songs on the Indigenous Music Countdown.
After spending time writing songs in Nashville with many successful writers, Jerry moved to
Treaty 8 lands in Alberta (although he continues to return to Manitoba each summer) to continue
writing and recording with award-winning songwriter and producer Troy Kokol. They released
his third album, “Don’t Mind If I Do,” in September 2019, which is currently nominated for
“Country Album of the Year” for the 2021 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards.
Jerry is a former teacher with a Master of Education degree from the University of Manitoba. He
now wants to work with other indigenous people to promote music and build a network and
musical outlet for indigenous youth.