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"It's widely known that Jay Daly is one of the premier trumpeters in the Northeast.
His virtuosity is matched by his stylistic versatility and he's a consummate professional."
Peter Mansfield, Orchestrator/Arranger, The Boston Pops Orchestra
Jay Daly will blow you away! His trumpet ability ranks him as a top-echelon lead player in big band jazz and a first-call session player in the Boston market. With his deep musicianship Jay is equally at home on lead trumpet in a theatrical pit orchestra or soloing in front of a symphonic ensemble. His recording session work with stars from the worlds of pop, jazz, R&B and rock speaks for itself. Jay is that very special player who is fluent and knowledgeable across a wide spectrum of genres. Add to that his ability to connect as a teacher with people of all ages and skill levels and you have a rare and unique talent. (read more)
About Jay Daly's New England Brass
“With these seven musicians, performing on more than 20 different instruments, they are masterful in presenting a program that offers a refreshing diversity of sound, stylistic versatility, and spell-binding virtuosic showmanship... A thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable evening of tremendous music."
The Boston Globe
About Stardust to Penny Lane: A Celebration of the Popular Trumpet
Throughout rehearsals and the concert, Jay was a pleasure to work with. His amiable manner and wonderful musicianship was evident throughout the entire preparation process. The concert was made even more enjoyable by Jay’s easygoing audience manner and his ability to understand and give the audience what they deserve. A wonderful sense of humor coupled with excellent musicianship. Jay's ability to replicate the trumpet stylings of Bix Beiderbecke, Herb Alpert, Harry James and others is wonderful. He is a true professional!
Anthony DiBartolomeo, Conductor, Timberlane Pops Orchestra
About Jay's Musicianship
Jay is a great lead player and one of the most consistent players I've known. He's so easy to play with because you can always count on him laying it right down! He's equally comfortable playing classical music ... And his show playing is EXTREMELY great.
Trent Austin, trumpet artist, educator/clinician, Kansas City, MO
OTHERS HAVE SAID ...
Daly is a favorite with touring star attractions. His talents have been tapped by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Linda Rondstadt, the Moody Blues, and many others. He is also frequently called on to play for Boston and Providence runs of touring Broadway shows, most recently “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Kinky Boots,” “Beautiful” and “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” In addition, Daly has been lead trumpet and contractor for the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly for the last 35 years. As an educator Daly is in demand both as a clinician and a private teacher. His students hold playing and teaching jobs all over the country.
Jay is an outstanding trumpet artist with great technical abilities... Jay is a must see artist.
Fred Radke, leader of the Harry James Orchestra
"Everyone loved your concert and as you know we had standing room only. The New England Brass proved to be superb musicians and the audience was very enthusiastic with a long standing ovation for this superb ensemble."
Gerry Mack, Nantucket Arts Council, Nantucket, Massachusetts
"I can’t thank you enough for bringing "New England Brass Plays Gershwin" to the Standing Room Only series. You’re a star, the players were magnificent--each one more suave, entertaining and virtuosic than the next, and the whole thing was a miracle. People could barely stay in their seats. Just terrific...
Peter Stickel, producer, Standing Room Only concerts, Wakefield, Massachusetts