Allred's Classic Jazz Band Bios
in Louisiana, Jay attended the Northwestern State University
of Louisiana and also studied
at the University
of Houston. A serious bassist, Jay is on demand for gigs
on tuba, and electric and upright bass. He is a charter member
of the small circle of bass players that pioneered the "Four
Beat Swing" style of tuba playing.
moving to L.A. and studying with Morty Corb and Bob Magnusson,
with the Disneyland Band, the Bill
Holman and Tom Kubis big bands, The Composers
big band, and the San Bernardino Civic Opera. This led to numerous studio dates,
including jingles for British Petroleum and work on the hit television show "Wings."
A move to Orlando, Florida, proved to be a smart one.
Jay performed at Circus World, Walt Disney World, and toured
with the Ringling Bros. Circus Band. Orlando also opened
the door to engagements with Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
and many jazz appearances, as well as guest appearances
with the Florida Symphony Orchestra. He has performed for
many Broadway shows, including CATS, A Chorus Line, and
The Phantom of the Opera.
Jay is currently a Staff Musician at Walt Disney World,
and is much in demand on all of his brass instruments.
He is very active in all styles of music performance and
spends a large portion of the year touring, playing jazz
festivals, and recording with many top groups including
Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band.