Originally from Edmond Oklahoma, Jay is a Brooklyn based composer of film, TV and concert Music. His original compositions have won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award. Since receiving a Masters in Music Composition from the Yale School of Music, he's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, composed for films including James Schamus's That Film about Money as part of the Morgan Spurlock produced We the Economy. His TV credits include VH1's Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story, Lie to Me(FOX), The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC). His films have been in competition at festivals including Tribeca, Montreal, London and Rotterdam and in the Spring of 2015 he will be scoring Jeremy Teicher's new film Tracktown from the 2014 Sundance Labs. His arrangements for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra.
Upcoming films include James Schamus' directorial debut Indignation and Jeremy Teicher's Tracktown out of the Sundance Creative Producer Labs.
Jay received the 2011 Charles Ives Fellowship award and the 2007 Charles Ives Schollarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He Studied Music Composition at the Yale School of Music and at Oklahoma City University with Pulitzer Prize Winner Aaron Jay kernis, Martin Bresnick, Edward Knight and Ezra Laderman. His orchestrations and arrangements for artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisvill Symphony. He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's ACJW, The Nouveau Classical Project and the Yale and Williams College Bands.
Jay is the music curator and live event music producer for Flatt Magazine in an effort to explore the convergence of musical genres. His feature articles include New Amsterdam Records, Empress of, Sugar Vendil, Oh Land, Lucius, Nico Muhly, And Morgan Kibby of M83 and White Sea. Live Performances have featured Raekwon, Q-tip, Samantha Ronson, DJ Elle Dee, DJ Timo Weiland, Wynter Gordon at private venues such as the National Arts Club and the Tribeca Grand. To read article samples visit www.flattmag.com or purchase at Barnes and Noble or on Itunes.