A jazz drummer with an extensive career, Jay has played in many diverse jazz
groups. After graduating from college in Minnesota, he studied polyrhythmic
concepts in New York with Barry Altschul, the drummer in Chick Corea's Circle.
He has lived in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, and
played in house bands for 5 years on several cruise ships. His CD "Long Ago"
featuring bassist Anthony Cox & pianist Bill Carrothers, has garnered luminous
reviews in the national press. Recently he’s returned from his 6th European tour.
Some of the notable artists he has performed with include Barney Kessel,
Roseanna Vitro, Manfredo Fest, Sheila Jordan, Terry Gibbs, Greg Abate, Claudio
Roditi, Gary Foster, Kim Richmond, Vinny Golia, JoAnne Brackeen, Ernie Watts,
Wayne Johnson, Karrin Allyson, Kenny Werner, Howard Levy, Toots Thielmans,
Avashai Cohen, and Sarah Vaughan.