ABOUT Jay Reed:
Jay Reed’s style and range in guitar has no limit but one; it’s got to be authentic. Reed’s journey as a musician has been influenced by the classic rock sounds of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, the technical brilliance and inimitable swing of Oscar Peterson, and the more modern sounds of John Scofield and Wayne Krantz, to name just a few.
Reed completed the Mohawk College Applied Music program in Hamilton, Canada, where he studied jazz theory and history, small group and big band arranging, and received ensemble and private guitar instruction with some of the best jazz musicians in Canada. Upon receiving his diploma, he began performing as both a leader and sideman in and around the Toronto area. Over his twenty plus years of performing, Reed has played thousands of gigs, and has presented original music at the Brantford International Jazz Festival, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival, Willowbank Jazz Festival and In The Soil Arts Festival, among others.