has been a member of the Hartford Symphony
Orchestra since the fall of 1982. He served the first 25
years of his tenure with the HSO in the Principal trumpet
chair but; in the time honored orchestral tradition of
planned obsolescence, he has voluntarily stepped down to the
2nd/Assistant Principal spot.
During the summer season Jay performs with the New Hampshire
Music Festival Orchestra and goofs-off hiking, biking and
swimming in this wonderland of the north. He has been a
featured soloist with the orchestra twice; in 1992 and 2000.
As an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s
Hartt School, Jay expends a tremendous amount of energy
trying to get his students (or anyone else, for that matter)
to listen to him.
Graphic design is an interest that Jay has been pursuing as
of late with hopes of working his way into this field
professionally. When he does his trumpet will be put in the
case permanently, so if you want to hear him play, better do
Jay lives in Avon, Connecticut with his long-suffering wife
Susan and his pain-in-the-ass French bulldog: Lumpy.