Multi Instrumentalist Jay Young is an active performer and Arranger, having toured and performed throughout the United States and Internationally. At home in a broad range of styles, Mr. Young plays All Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, and EWI. In addition to leading his own groups, Jay has played Saxophones/Woodwinds in the “Bob and Tom Band” (from the nationally syndicated/Radio Hall of Fame inducted Bob and Tom Show) since 1989, and The Endless Summer Band (for whom he also serves as Horn arranger/musical director) since 1993, and The Naptown Jazz 5, which he now leads.
Mr. Young has toured/performed/recorded with some of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. A brief list includes: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra Jr., Frankie Valli, The Manhattan Transfer, Joan Rivers, Three Dog Night, Sha Na Na, Lou Rawls, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Spinners, Marie Osmond, Sandi Patti, Steve Allee, Duke Tumatoe, The Buselli –Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Harry James Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, numerous Broadway shows, countless Recordings and Radio/Television commercials ….the list goes on... Jay has performed numerous Premieres of works by noted composers, including: Michael Schelle, David Baker, and many more.
An avid arranger, Jay's horn charts have been played by countless groups, all over the world. He has written/arranged for numerous recordings, as well as for radio and television. Recently, Jay wrote the Horn Arrangement, and performed live for Driver Introductions at The Indianapolis 500, seen and heard worldwide.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Jay is Director of Jazz Bands at Lawrence Central High School.
Jay believes in a positive approach to education, and relationship building, while still pushing his students to achieve all that is possible for them.
Mr. Young is an Artist/Clinician for Conn/Selmer musical instruments.
Photographer: Craig Schneider
Musician: Jay Young