New Project Release coming this Summer

Watch out for the new project coming late this summer. Its a collaboration with the Jay’s neo-Boogaloo band, The Cantaloupes, and Gary Smulyan, the 2015 Downbeat Critic’s Poll winner for Baritone. This studio project will feature new arrangements and some fantastic synergy between the Cantaloupes and Gary. This project features compositions from Thad Jones, Freddie Redd, Horace Silver, Atsushi Ikeda, Curt Berg and more. A good time was had by all and Jay can’t wait to for everyone to hear it.  

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The Cantaloupes are heading to Montana to play for the University of Missoula and The Winery....we will have Rob Tapper joining us on Trombone , Eden Atwood singing and Johan Eriksson on Saxophone....with the wild bunch of cantaouples being John hansen and Adam Kessler and Chuck Kistler and yours truly rounding it out for a funky fine time!

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Japan Tour 2014

Hi all you jazz cats in cyber land! I will be making the trek to the land of the rising sun again this April. We will be doing some small combo gigs as well as some big band concerts at some great venues in Japan. Check my gigs page for specifics the gigs. I will be posting photos and videos from the tour here so check back soon. 

Ship Canal Grill Jam Session

This is a video from last summer featuring Luke Woodle and Alex Dugdale trading off on drums and tap!