Thurs, Feb 23rd: Lula Lounge
The Lula Reggae & Blues Review:
A night of classic blues and reggae celebrating Black History Month, presented by The Toronto Blues Society and Lula Music & Arts
hosted by Jay Douglas with Special Guests Quincy Bullen and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne.
If you have a hankering for Jump Blues, Chicago Big Band Blues, Soulful Ballads, New Orleans Rhythm and Blues then Jay Douglas’ new album “Confession” has your perfect choice of selections with music that will touch your soul.
I loved this album. Jay Douglas is a gem. He is a superb singer and entertainer and he’s filled this album with a lot of great music with almost forty artists playing and singing with him. I’m sorry I did not name each and every one of them for space reasons, but suffice it to say they all do a fantastic job as they and Jay give us ten wonderful covers and four songs of his own crafting. I really enjoyed this one because Douglas is a great singer (as are his supporting vocalists) and his bands are excellent. I recommend this one to anyone who wants to hear someone pay tribute to his musical roots in in a delightful and truly entertaining way!
Steve Jones – BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
Today Jay is beginning to be recognized more often as audiences have come to acknowledge his legacy, having moved like a cat through music styles, fluid and graceful honouring his mentors. With the release of “Confession”, Jay Douglas is bound to be recognized properly as a music pioneer and champion. If you love funky soul blues, you need to get to Confession!
Derek Andrews – Maple Blues Magazine
JAZZ FM91 INTERVIEW with Heather Bambrick
“CONFESSION” selected CFBX Top Ten Blues Albums for Winter 2022
“ CONFESSION” – #16 Most Played album Top 40 – July 2022 (Playlists /of The Independent Blues Broadcasters Association)
“CONFESSION”- #5 The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Chicago Blues Album Chart for the Week of Sep 10, 2022
“CONFESSION” – #8 The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Canadian Album Chart for the Week of Sep 10, 2022
CONFESSION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON CD AT BANDCAMP
Lovers Paradise (The Best Of)
- Hallelujah Jay Douglas 3:32
- I Don't Wanna Cry Jay Douglas 3:37
- Lovers Paradise Jay Douglas 4:30
- What Will My Mary Say Jay Douglas 4:05
- Hallelujah (Acoustic Mix) Jay Douglas 3:54
- Musical Healing Jay Douglas 4:13
- Pledging My Love Jay Douglas 3:47
- You Are My Lady Jay Douglas 4:12
- Man to Man Jay Douglas 4:23
- Celebrate My Love Jay Douglas 4:35
- Messengers Jay Douglas 3:22
- Messengers (Dubmatix Throwback Remix) Jay Douglas 3:56
- Messengers (Instrumental) Jay Douglas 3:22
- Magic Jay Douglas 4:01
- I Need to Belong to Someone Jay Douglas 4:19
- Reggae Lane Jay Douglas 3:30
- Turn Me On Jay Douglas 4:05
/HOW IT STARTED/
Jay Douglas is a 3 times Juno Awards nominee, a music producer and band leader of the Jay Douglas All-Star Band. He has performed at various festivals worldwide, including the likes of Rastafest Festival in Toronto and the 4 Seasons Reggae Cruise in Atlanta, Georgia.
He has worked with international reggae stars such as Beres Hammond, Freadie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Luciano, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, Fab5 Band, General Tree, Jesse “Dub Matix” King, Ziggy Marley, Lyn Tait and the great Ernest Ranglin. Jay has been involved in a lot of community work including working with Councillor Josh Colle to establish Reggae Lane in Toronto.
His professional career was ignited as the frontman of “The Cougars”, a popular group in the Caribbean nightclub scene in both Toronto and Montreal that performed regularly throughout the 60’s and 70’s playing a mix Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Funk.
As a solo artist Jay has performed around the world