During Jay's career of some 40 years he has appeared as a guest soloist with a wide range of professional ensembles. Among them are Symphony Pops, brass quintets, jazz big bands, and theatrical musical productions. Jay has also been a featured soloist and guest artist with dozens of secondary and post-secondary schools. Jay's also been a featured guest director appearing with numerous professional and  school orchestras and bands. Jay's solo work is in high demand in the religious community too. He frequently plays as part of religious services, observations and holidays.

Notably, when Jay appeared last year as trumpet soloist in A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre he marked his 27th year in that role!