About the artist
Jay Young is the leader of Naptown Jazz 5. Jay is an active performer and Arranger, having toured and performed throughout the United States and Internationally. At home in a broad range of styles, Mr. Young has played Saxophones/Woodwinds in the “Bob and Tom Band” (from the nationally syndicated radio show) since 1989, and The Endless Summer Band (for whom he also serves as Horn arranger/musical director) since 1993, and has toured/performed/recorded with some of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. A brief list includes: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lewis, The Manhattan Transfer, Joan Rivers, Three Dog Night, Sha Na Na, Lou Rawls, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves and the Vadellas, The Spinners, Marie Osmond, Sandi Patti, Steve Allee, Duke Tumatoe, The Buselli –Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Harry James Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Harry James Orchestra, numerous Broadway shows, countless Recordings and Radio/Television commercials ….the list goes on and. Jay has performed numerous Premieres of works by noted composers, including: Michael Schelle, David Baker, and many more. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Jay is an Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Marian University, and Director of Jazz Bands at Lawrence Central High School. Find out more on his website, www.jayyoung.net.