For two decades, musician and melodic explorer Jay Sanders has wielded his trumpet and piano across many a Bay Area establishment. Raised in Santa Cruz, CA. Jay discovered music at an early age on his own terms, playing along to songs off the radio until he was introduced to jazz via the teachings of notable jazz educators Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and the late Smith Dobson. Musical journeys to far away lands like Japan and Europe helped shape a distinct sound and style he was to call his own. Versatile by nature, Jay is currently performing, arranging, composing, and collaborating with musicians of all genres.