Jay Douglas first appeared on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Throughout his time of entertaining, Jay has developed into an Internationally idolized musical renaissance man thanks to his wide-ranging repertoire of Reggae, American blues, West Indian rhythms, and jazz standards — including the Light in the Attic’s “From Jamaica to Toronto” concert series. In the late ’60s, Jay fronted the R&B group “The Cougars” who with their skill and verve lit up the city of Montreal as well as Toronto’s Yonge Street nightclubs and the first ever Caribana Festival with, Soul Funk and Reggae. Jay has performed around the world, and at annual Toronto events such as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Jerk Fest, Canadian National Exhibition, Yonge and Dundas Square, Koener Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, Island Soul Harbourfront festival and the Rastafest Festival. Jay Douglas received a 2020 JUNO Award Nomination for his single, “Jah Children” featuring General Trees. “Jah Children” is Douglas’ second JUNO Award nomination, the first being for 2012’s reggae release, Lover’s Paradise. The artist has also won NOW Magazine’s ‘Best R&B Act,’ the Annual Toronto Reggae Awards’ ‘Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year,’ and the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards’ ‘G98.7 Entertainment Award.’
Jay’s latest single “Muschange” featuring dancehall reggae recording DJ, Lord Sassafras, is set to release July 10th, 2020. Lord Sassafrass is best known as a dancehall reggae recording DJ with the Black Scorpio Sound System. He introduced the world to General Trees, and the entire Horseman Crew. Jay found an enthusiastic partner, Donovan “Danny Maestro” Lee, to help produce and engineer the track. Other credits on the recording include reggae duo, Sly and Robbie, as co-producers, Toots and the Maytals’ lead guitarist, Carl Harvey, and Michael McNeil on keyboard. “Muschange” is available through Slammin Media and distributed worldwide by Believe Distribution.