Jay is a native of Montana but has lived in the
Portland area for the past 46 years.
He has degrees in Music
from Montana University and Eastman School of Music, and currently
directs the Portland Metro Concert Band. He also has groups of his own -
the Black Magic Big Band and the Mt. Hood Brass Quintet. He is a
performing member of the Oregon Symphonic Band.
in metal working began in the mid-70's by taking welding courses at Mt.
Hood Community College. He also attended craft shows and enters several
shows annually. His work can also be seen at Vista House at Crown Point
in the Columbia Gorge. He has been a member of the Larch Mountain group
for about 20 years.
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