- Adjunct Faculty, Southeast Missouri State University
- Freelance musician in Southeast Missouri - Jay has performed with Shades of Soul (member), Brice Zimmerman (former member), The Intention, Jerry Ford,
and Pat Schwent.
- Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Big Band, Country, Show Band, and Broadway Style Musicals.
- Theme Parks, Cruise Ships, Small Clubs, Large Hotels, Symphony Halls, and Jazz Festivals.
- Bachelor of Music in Performance, Berklee College of Music
- Master of Music in Jazz Studies (Music Education minor) University of North Texas