Jay Stevens


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Educator, TV Music Composer

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 since 1993,  becoming a Godin Artist in 2001.

Jay has been the bassist in the Mark Crissinger band since 2015 and appears on 3 of his albums.
  • 2016's Night Light
  • 2018's Live at Water Wheel Park (which Jay also mixed and mastered in his studio.)
  • 2019 Believe in Love
    In his long career he has also played for artists such as Jack Dekeyzer, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Lloyd Jones, Paul Pigat, Tony D, Steve Kozak and many others.
He has headlined music festivals, made numerous radio and TV appearances and shared the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, Colin James, and many more.
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 spent 15 years touring and recording with David Gogo, during which 4 albums were Juno nominated.
He appears on 6 of David Gogo's 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 (Bass,backing vocals and Piano)(Juno Nominated)

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 has been teaching professionally since 1993 and opened the "I Wanna Rock" school of music in 2007 where he teaches Guitar, Bass and Keys.
He 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 plays in bands with former students. He has experience teaching at several camps and workshops and his teaching style is performance based to get you playing better while having fun.

If you're interested in lessons contact Jay today!