Jay graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2012 after studying Saxophone under the tutelage of Josef Pacewicz. As a saxophonist, Jay has worked with some of the major Scottish Orchestras including; the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the Scottish Festival Orchestra and also performs regularly with Sax Ecosse.
Jay is also a renowned composer, graduating with Masters in Composition with Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. Jay has written for various Artists & Ensembles including BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, and NYOS Symphony Orchestra. Jay has also composed solo works for Katherine Bryan of the RSNO, Alison Teale of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Laura van der Heijden (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012).
Jay’s works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of its ‘New Year, New Music’ programme, BBC Radio Scotland as part of Classics Unwrapped and as part of BBC Radio 3’s new music flagship ‘Hear and Now’.
Jay joined Sax Eccose in 2015, and plays baritone saxophone.