After 35 years of passionately playing alongside some of the music industry’s most well-known artists, diverse and multi-talented musician and singer Jay Chavez is finally sharing his own music to the world through the Jay Chavez Band. His first single, “All By Ourselves” from the album Plain Brown Wrapper, is now available on various streaming platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.
Plain Brown Wrapper is a collection of songs that Jay created over the years while playing with other artists. As a seasoned instrumentalist with over 30 years of unmatched experience in the industry, Jay is best known to be able to play any type of musical instrument. Having been able to work with various artists from different music genres for a considerable amount of time, Jay possesses a unique perspective when it comes to songwriting and music composition. For one, he chose to play live as a band when they recorded his album to give his listeners a different feel of his music.
“It was time to stop sitting on it and give it a chance to become something on its own,” Jay says of his band and album.
Even with the pandemic putting his summer tour on hold, Jay opted to move forward with the release of his new songs the best way he knew how. As the world struggles to survive and fight the pandemic, Jay chose to put out his music to inspire and give hope to those who need them the most.
Due to Jay’s exposure to rock music, country, classical, show tunes, jazz, alternative, and blues, to mention a few, his album is a rich assortment of ballads, rock and roll, and everything else in between. Jay is uniquely diverse but has the special ability to maintain a distinctiveness that makes him stand out as an artist. Everything in Plain Brown Wrapper has Jay’s signature stamped all over it as he opted to create all original songs. His involvement, from their ideation to completion, is a testament to his dedication to the craft and excellence. It is said to be the passion project of Jay’s life.
While some may still consider him a newbie having started his own band just recently, it can be said that Jay has always been around. No matter what music genre people may prefer to listen to, it is highly likely that they’ve already heard Jay singing or playing before but didn’t know it.
Presently, Jay Chavez lives on a horse ranch in the mountains of Northern California, together with his lovely wife and mother. When Jay is not preoccupied with his music, he spends a lot of time outside attending to the needs of the animals and taking care of repairs as well. Being very hands-on is one of his well-known traits. Staying on his ranch and tending to the animals helps him destress after a lengthy tour. Jay can easily jump into his songwriting routine even when at home as he built his own recording studio in it.
As can be expected of Jay Chavez, he is already working day in and day out with his team on their second album. With his impressive track record and an innate love for music, he can be expected to drop more albums in the coming years. The seasoned artist is also looking forward to performing in big stadiums around the world in the future.