Up & Runnin
Jay Thomas is known for his Bass Trumpet Jazz sound. He attended North Texas State University where he played with many of the great musicians who later played with Glenn Miller and Woody Herman . Jay also wrote arrangements and played wih bands touring Europe and The United States before he played resorts in Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Branson Missouri and Pigeon Forge,Tennessee . He now plays with The Sentimental Journey Orchestra in the San Antonio,Texas area. Jay recorded 'UP and RUNNIN', in 1994 at the A & R Recording studio in Rancho Mirage, California. He also composed eight of the songs on the album. Jay's style is sometimes compared to the great Bobby Brookmeyer of Kansas City jazz fame.