Jay is a graduate of McGill University (B.Mus.perf.1990) and has been active as a performer for the past 25 years. Since leaving an orchestral career, Jay has been plying his tuba chops mainly in the bass chair with a variety of groups in a wide range of styles, but is also active as a soloist and in improvisation. He has recorded and performed with artists including: Jane Siberry, Sam Rivers, Veda Hille, Zubot and Dawson, Scott Merritt, John Millard, Carmaig De Forest, Matthew Lien, and many others. Jay also owns and operates PlugHead Productions, a sound recording studio, and currently resides in Dundas with his wife and 3 young boys.