Jay is a versatile musician who was born into a musical family and has been playing guitar since the age of 11. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, but raised in Miami, Florida. Some of Jay’s musical influences include The Police, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Chris Potter, and Joe Diorio, among others.
In 2004, Jay founded Mind You, an original rock band from Miami, Florida, with five studio albums to date. Jay is currently in the studio recording and producing a new project as one of the founding members of “Current Past,” a new experimental indie rock band in the process of constructing a nine-song album that is expected to debut in the U.S. in 2023.
Jay has played on stage with Prince Royce and Yandel and has opened up for national acts like Lagwagon, The Ataris, and Face to Face. Jay has been teaching guitar and drums for over 15 years to students of all ages and skill levels. Previous music institutes and academies, Sounds of Excellence and Let it Beat.