Jay Stevens


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Educator, Production music

Who the heck is Jay Stevens?

Currently residing in beautiful Nanaimo BC Canada, Jay Stevens is a Guitarist/Bassist/Vocalist/Music Educator/composer and professional sideman. Jay is an Endorser of Godin Guitars and had been playing their fine instruments for many years before becoming a Godin Artist.
Jay proudly proclaims "I only play and endorse products that I really love and use daily"

Jay Stevens is an in demand music composer for production music for TV shows and commercials. His music has appeared on shows such as Counting Cars, Mob Steel, The PGA Championship Tournament, Rust Valley Restorers and many more.

Jay is the bassist in the Mark Crissinger band and appears on 2 of his albums. 2016's Night Light and 2018's Live at Water Wheel Park which Jay also mixed and mastered in his studio. 

Jay was the bassist for blues guitarist David Gogo from 2001 until 2017  and appears on 6 of his Albums:
  • The Juno nominated "Live at Deer Lake"
  • 2004's "Vibe" with guest appearances by the late great Jeff Healey and Tom Wilson
  • 2011's "Soul Bender" (Juno Nominated)
  • 2012's "Christmas with the Blues"  
  • 2013's "Come on Down" (Juno Nominated)
  • 2015's Vicksburg Call (Juno Nominated)
In his tenure with David Gogo, Jay has headlined music festivals, made numerous radio and TV appearances and shared the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, Downchild Blues Band, Jim Byrnes, Colin James, Blue Rodeo and many more.

In rare moments of downtime from work with David Gogo, Jay appears with many different acts subbing in on Bass, Vocals or Guitar

Jay is proficient in many different genres of music and has played with country, rock, blues, folk, metal, punk, funk,disco, rockabilly and progressive instrumental bands.

For a complete list of current and past bands click the "bands" link.
Known for his "big ears" Jay is comfortable at subbing for other musicians in live situations (usually last minute!)  or coming up with parts on the spot in recording sessions.

Jay also owns and operates the "I Wanna Rock" school of music in Nanaimo BC where he teaches Guitar, Bass and Keys as well as the very popular summer rock school program. Jay has taught 1000's of lessons in his teaching career with many students going on to attend University, playing professionally in nationally recognized bands, and even has former students now teaching at his school.
The school teaches all ages, all styles, and focuses on getting people playing music...music that they actually like!
Jay's teaching style focuses on what your goals are and are tailored to your individual tastes.
If you're interested in lessons contact Jay today!