Jay began singing with St Charles Singers in 2004. A native of Delaware (yes that is a state) he has spent most of his adult life in the Chicago area and is a Midwesterner for sure. At the tender of age of 5 he was frequently asked to sing How Great Thou Art to admiring family members. His first recording was a 45 rpm back when such things existed.
Jay graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana with a B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts. He is a Certified Financial Planner TM and helps families realize their financial dreams and goals.
Jay began singing with the South Jersey Young Americans and continued with the Taylor University Chorale during college. He has sung with West Suburban Choral Union, the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Choir, Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Opus 24, Decatur, Illinois and College Church Chancel Choir and College Church Singers, Wheaton, Illinois. He has performed roles including Charlie in Brigadoon, Huck Finn in A Mark Twain Production, Giles in The Mousetrap, Male Player in Elaine May's Adaptation, and directed a production of Maurice Maeterlinck's L'Intruse. Jay also serves on the Board of Directors for St Charles Singers.
Jay's musical tastes are varied. He enjoys baroque (especially), all choral music, Shostakovich, Faure, Brahms and all kinds of jazz and world music.
Jay is married to his bride, Paige, of 34 years now and has three great children, Kelsey Fox (Stephen), Jameson his bride, Paige, and Joel. He is also now quite proud to be a grandfather to little Samson Fox, truly a wonderful accomplishment. For fun he enjoys digital photography, video editing, reading, skiing, movies, skeet shooting, coffee with friends, cooking and especially traveling on mission trips to China to smuggle bibles across the border.