Jay Alan Thompson
Musician. Guitarist. Composer. Producer. Publisher
Guitarist, bassist, drummer, songwriter, publisher, worship leader, and IT Specialist... Jay Alan Thompson attended Howard University and Rutgers University, and eventually earned two degrees from Howard University: [Bachelor of Music-Jazz Studies] and [Master of Music- Guitar]. He had the honor of being voted [Best Blues/Rock/Pop Guitar] by DOWNBEAT magazine in the 1988 Collegiate Awards category.
Band Leader/Founder of the following bands: StoneAge, Phoenix, Raw Silk, Treble Clef, Omega Warrior, and Colors.
He has also traveled the world and performed with some amazing musicians and singers including: Regina Belle, Illinois Jaquette, Wynton Marsalis, Terrance Blanchard, Joe Burden, Frank Lacy, Ethel Ennis, The Phil Butts Sunset Band, Midnight Blue, and the world famous Curtis Pope & Midnight Movers. Jay has been featured on numerous recordings by the HOWARD UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, as well as the albums "Quiet Christmas", "Acoustic Autumn", "Thank You for The Love", "Autobiography of a Rose", and "Wounded Kings and Warrior Women."
"Born into a military family …well, you could say we traveled a lot! I grew up listening to the sounds of Jazz, Classical, Gospel, Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Soul, World... I began formal guitar lessons at seven years old. I watched, listened and learned from any sound that created a positive vibration... I discovered that it’s all about intensity and projection…projecting your soul and your spirit through your instrument or voice."- Jay
I desire that everyone who comes into contact with my sound feel the presence and love of GOD…to touch and feel His Spirit. I want you to feel my heart- the love that I have for you. I give you my all and all…- Jay