Jay has had a passion for African drumming for the past 25 years.
He holds a bachelor degree in education, physical education and has graduated from the University of Ghana with a diploma in African music (distinction). Spending several years studying the rich musical culture of Ghana has given Jay an insight into the music which he is happy to share with other African drumming enthusiasts.
Jay has been working and studying with Christopher since 2001. He currently runs school drumming programs in Winnipeg, Canada through the Artist in the Schools program, supported by the Manitoba Arts Council. Jay is the musical director of the African/modern dance company Nafro Dance with whom he has performed throughout Canada as well as several performances in Mozambique. He also operates the Drum Cafe in Winnipeg - a multinational organization considered to be a leader in interactive teambuilding. Jay also works as an accompanist for modern dance classes at Winnipeg's School of Contemporary Dancers and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.