Jay began his performing career in the mid 80's with local hard rock cover band Eclipse. This was followed by stints in the 90's with Pigpen, Lanyon Drive, Rhythm Overdrive and Memberz Only. After taking five years off, Jay returned with The Happening, Coyote River Band, Charmed, Shaken and Feels Like the First Time.
Jay’s guitar influences include: Neal Schon, Billy Gibbons, George Lynch, Neil Giraldo, Steve Lukather and many others.
Jay proudly uses: Laboga Amplification, Gibson, Tom Anderson and James Tyler guitars.